It is a general consensus that being a kid is indeed, so much easier. Aside from the fact that all their needs are taken care of, there are only three main things that are required from children – they have to please their parents, do well in school, and be happy about themselves. And these responsibilities are actually more simple than they sound.
It is true however that a lot of perks come with adulthood like being able to earn your own money…
Seeing children makes me wonder what it would be like if I can start my life all over and experience the magic that is being a kid. I’m really longing for the innocence and faith that adulthood forcibly took from me.
It must be easy being a kid…and happy, too. That is, when circumstances allowed them to enjoy being a kid. Not that my childhood has been unhappy, but I’ve seen the succeeding generations of kids evolved into more mature and involved individuals: kids nowadays have mature perspectives in life than I’ve been and because of the pressures of living now as compared to 20 years ago, kids engage in adult way of life as early as before they’ve become teeners.
Kids today, in order to please their parents, need to bring in money for the family to eat three times a day. Some of them could even hardly reach the first grade of school since they need to work. Whereas my generation of kids can have almost everything they want. We need not work to earn them. We were sent to the best schools as possible. We were primarily shielded from the realities of life even when all things are well then.
But with my own experience, happy times and the worry-free life of being a kid have drawbacks as well. I was well-protected then but such way of caring created a lot of insecurities in my adult life. Risk-taking and well-discerned decisions are basic drivers of an adult life but I found them very difficult to endeavor as I was unable to exercise these judgments in my kiddo world before. Failures and pains abound adult life and most often I could not cope with them satisfactorily. One may argue on this aspect that being a kid and being a decisive adult are two different things, mutually exclusive worlds (well, I met someone who has this notion). But I always believe that life flows in a continuum so that everything follows the cause and effect principle.
We could never remain as kids forever. We are bound to grow…to become adults. It’s destiny. The sprout should blossom, bear fruit, wane and eventually die to allow more sprouts to grow and bear more fruits. But in our adult life we can still be child-like. And there lies the real challenge as adults.