Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.
I actually don’t agree with the title of my own blog post. As a kid I had no control over my life but when people make that statement I understand their overall sentiment. They essentially want to be free of adult responsibilities. They despise the stress of being aware of how truly complicated everyday life is.
The first several days of this month illuminates a vibrant display of what I mean:
Relationships: My best friend’s second child was just born last night but next week he has to go to court to engage in custody battle with his ex-wife regarding his first child.
Work: Another good friend of mine is an extremely talented individual. He’s looking for a new job and had to spend the weekend doing an “audition” project as part of his interview process. He’s in the 3rd round of interviews and releases ownership of the project even if he isn’t hired. WTF!
Family: Finally a wonderful friend of mine who is great daughter and mother (at least in my opinion) is being disowned by parents because they don’t agree with her lifestyle choices. Their religious belief system has superseded the love of their own child.
These are complicated situations. Far beyond the clichés of paying bills, owning property and the daily grind of a 9-5 that many of us were taught to expect as children once we became adults.
Who is ever prepared for this? I guess you just have to take it one day at a time and listen to songs from your childhood to echo the nostalgia of “simpler days”.
Please share this with friends, enemies and temporary allies alike.
Being a responsible adult and share. Just click the buttons below.
Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting!
Ahmad – “Back in the Day”