What are the benefits of being an adult?
No one can tell me what to do.
Well, except mom.
No one except my mom can tell me what to do.
And maybe, girlfriend.
No one except my mom and my girlfriend can tell me what to do.
Well, my manager as well.
No one except my mom, my girlfriend and my manager can tell me what to do.
Also, the bank.
No one except my mom, my girlfriend, my manager and my bank can tell me what to do.
I forgot the law enforcement.
No one except my mom, my girlfriend, my manager, my bank and the law enforcement can tell me what to do.
This is what freedom smells like!
Some of the best benefits of growing up which aren’t often spoken of:
Not feeling locked into the immutable
social categories set for you by your peers (ie., not feeling defined by others);
The development of significantly better self-esteem, which might previously have been trounced on a daily basis by toxic parents or other children and bullies you had no choice being around;
The ability to choose the people you want to hang out with or avoid;
Finding a way to recognize and accept your own skills and weaknesses, and knowing how to compensate or learn from the latter;
The ability to have significant personal insight about what love-interests, jobs, and studies are best suited for your particular personality type and psychological needs;
Learning the real meaning of joy, happiness and achievement in your own life, and how to better slough off pain, failure and disappointments.
When we were kids, we all wanted to grow up in order not to ask for pocket money from parents! And when we grow up, we are always bewildered
about what to do now!
Such are humans. But wait, being adult is not as bad as it seems.
We earn, even if it is meagre
but a sense of independence is so cool
We can get married, even if no one really wants to. But you stand a chance, if you are willing, of course
We can drink alcohol. It is not the best thing I tasted but atleast was eligible to try
We can vote, even if I might never be benefitted direct but that blue ink gives a sense of responsibility
We can take our parents out, even if the destination is the nearest and most affordable one but they deserve it
We can be parents, legally, as 18 (21 for men) and above is deemed to be responsible
But we still can’t overrule
what our fathers declare. We still can't turn the phone off when out with our buddies. We still can't say No to our parents when they drag us to weddings. We still can't eat pizza and burgers everyday!
Growing up is not easy!