Sunday, February 19, 2012

While we're busy growing up, they're growing old.

It’s sad, you know. Growing up like this. I mean, as we grow up, we’ve been distracted with the petty stuff and we’ve been worrying about the wrong things around us.
We used to cry when we didn’t get the toy we wanted. Then we grew up a little.
We started to ask our parents for money to buy clothes, gadgets. Then we grew up a little.
We began to sneak out past our bedtime to attend parties. Then we grew up a little. And a little more. And a little more..
We’re now in school, stressing over exams and projects, playing with other people’s feelings, fighting over love, balancing our jobs as we prepare ourselves to become adults.
It’s sad, you know. It’s sad that we barely notice how fast we’re growing up and how fast our parents are growing old. It’s sad to see that we take pills and drink stuff to stay awake, stay focus, or even get fucked up while our parents take pills and drink stuff just to get some proper sleep or just to stay alive to keep their bodies functioning properly. It’s sad to know how selfish and self-centered we truly are as kids.. how we can be so naive and oblivious about the important things. But I guess that’s just part of growing up. We get exposed to new things, we learn, we come to a point where we know the truth about ourselves no matter how much it sucks. And the only thing we can do is to accept it.
Eventually, we’ll have kids of our own and this whole thing will happen to us with our own children. The cycle continues. Life goes on. But we still have now, so let’s appreciate our parents and never take them for granted.

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