One of the daunting ugly truths from all that we were made to anchor our lives by were those of ‘taking slow paces, life being a progressive reoccurring stage, All Adults were once Teens…Wait’-words to live by. But just like most Teens excited to launch in and explore, those words heed no ears and felt as water poured unto a stone. Growing up can be tricky, happens without one knowing it. Its such a crazy concept and one that has no quick route to it . A phase where thoughts, dreams and opinions are subtly being formed; often times revolving around boobs…boys…booze. Which can be largely attributed to influence and peer pressure; as such relating to both sexes as I speak not exclusively for the female folk. All for mere experimentation and integration into the society. I quipped in amusement and nudged myself for times where some resilient values still struck a chord. I was made to know better and now I do better- Maya Angelou. I tend to draw straws on how morally-loosed and dilapidated our culture is drifting to, so its aptly suitable I based my premise on that and toll through.
Soundtrack of the moment:Never Grow up: Taylor Swift.
• High Fascination: Its really not a far-fetched theory that teens surrounded by adults almost twice their ages or less are most times influenced and fascinated by what lies beyond, while the adults ‘lovingly’ yearn to play dress up; case in point Miss k Jenner. The roles are often times switched, misplaced and subtly grows into sheer confusion. Sometimes a kid should just 'Kid’ up' and act like it but this is so almost futile and unattainable when the said kid’s closet is totally filled with Big Sissy’s 4 inch stiletto and sequins mini -hand me downs. The innocence is tossed aside and a larger quest replaces it and being conditioned by environment, a line is crossed. It can be such a trill filling in larger shoes but when a child cry rape and abuse who gets blamed. Keeping in mind appropriateness and moderation ultimately clinches the day.
• Moral decadence: Living in a world where Parental advisory never worked. It’s becoming quite hard to monitor and put a lock on what its being infiltrated and absorbed from our screens. Its been made way easy to indulge in the XXX rated. We’ve absolutely lost control on what steeps into the public domain all in the name of being socially abreast and being on trend. Back in the day when affording internet was luxury; sanity existed. But it seems as though now that caution has been thrown into the winds; there are now many ways to cater to ones lusty whim. Every sidewalk seemingly over sexualized as that’s the norm, spewing vulgarity and profanity at the slightest… This is evidenced in the tons of uncensored materials on the internet, the nonchalant parenting without caution and reprimanding. Young adults who are still aloof at where they should pitch their tent tends to fall prey and sink deep.
• Reverse at best: The truth is at that certain age when we exercised impatience to get life started unto those mundane lifestyle that seemed intriguing enough to indulge in, we often lose track of what’s more important and the gradual process of metamorphosing and growth-what’s left to see that hasn’t been seen. But as we mature up we realize the loss of these prime years and we quest for a reversal to make up for time lost. Some adults are terrified of ageing, silently praying for slow-time, we envy these teens with more copious times ahead. We have caught sight of time running against us. The irony of life is the older we get,the younger we wish for and vice-versa. Living life in its stages, then alone can we appreciate it and discard reasons to blurt regrets.
The Mystery in being a ‘Young Adult’ cannot be adjudged from the sidelines alone under normal circumstances. Asides from the fore-mentioned,It may still cut across not by choice especially growing up in homes/society where there s an obvious absence of an Adult figure or where one is expected to always know or assume to know it all without proper coaching. In cases as such kids becomes adults at their teens because of the unforeseen responsibilities they are laden with. Life as a Teen shouldn’t be totally conditioned in lieu of crossing into adulthood in a few but at most monitored. Utmost guidance is pertinent: socially, morally, academically…This goes a long way in curbing the rise in Teen parenting in our culture and all other vices related (on both sexes). A wise man once said ‘Enjoy your Teens because you have your whole life to be an Adult’ so what’s about the fuss, I wonder.
'Children are the future,teach them right'-Whitney Houston.
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