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Want to express myself a bit, theres no one to listen so I'm here :p

I don't get why older people are saying all the time: "Enjoy childhood" and all those stupid things about how good it is to be a kid. I'm 15 years old and to be honest I feel very useless in society, like making my parents pay for my education and everything I do. I know thats just natural but thats not the point of this thread. I would appreciate if some older people (21+) would answer me this: Why do you miss being at the age I am today (15)?
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Oh god I double posted, my apologies..
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Hmm freedom to be able to do silly things and not be told to grow up
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I miss being a freshman in high school where all my friends were together.. but I'm only a senior now lol. All my friends are off in college doing their own thing and now there's only a few select of us. That should give you an idea.
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vampyriclove wrote:

Hmm freedom to be able to do silly things and not be told to grow up


Also, not having adult responsibilities, which could become very overwhelming, at times.
Posted 1/20/15
With power comes responsibility. You don't have to worry about anything as a kid.
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There is a lot of pressure to look for better jobs (since companies rarely give adequate raises), which often means looking for a new place to move into, which all involves searching and paperwork. All of that in addition to actually working the current job. And then you have to convince your girlfriend to quit her job and move with you.

Yeah, I'd say being an adult is actually great aside from struggling to get competitive pay all the time.
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As mentioned above, it's mainly the responsibilities and doing silly things. Also, the joy of doing those silly things with your friends; I miss that the most from my childhood.

That was 10 years ago; now everyone is busy with their life, or "real world" if you want to call it that. There were 5 of us who always used to be together back in school, and lived in the same area too. Currently, me and one of them are in our final year at two different universities, while the other 3 have finished and are working; which makes it hard to meet up unfortunately :(.

When we do meet up, we talk about many new things concerning our daily lives BUT, the subject which ALWAYS comes up is a sweet memory or two of certain events that we can never forget from our childhood, wishing that we can relive them again.

Also, the job search to secure your future, is one of the most annoying things for an adult right now.:


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There is a lot of pressure to look for better jobs (since companies rarely give adequate raises), which often means looking for a new place to move into, which all involves searching and paperwork. All of that in addition to actually working the current job. And then you have to convince your girlfriend to quit her job and move with you.

Yeah, I'd say being an adult is actually great aside from struggling to get competitive pay all the time.

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I miss when other people around me weren't worried about being sued for racism.
That was the best.
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Posted 1/21/15
I'd say I miss the proverbial safety net and general lack of responsibility. Also, life is just fleeting. Responsibilities aside; each day that passes is another small step towards not being alive anymore.
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CuentaCrunchy99 wrote:

Want to express myself a bit, theres no one to listen so I'm here :p

I don't get why older people are saying all the time: "Enjoy childhood" and all those stupid things about how good it is to be a kid. I'm 15 years old and to be honest I feel very useless in society, like making my parents pay for my education and everything I do. I know thats just natural but thats not the point of this thread. I would appreciate if some older people (21+) would answer me this: Why do you miss being at the age I am today (15)?


You may think that life is hard at your age but it gets a whole lot harder. Thats why people say to enjoy being a child because one day you'll realise how much more carefree being a child is.
Im only 22 and I have a full time job, living with my fiance and we have a daughter together. Its alot different than being 15.
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Hmm, I can't fully answer this cause most people would say that I am freeloading and have life easy (still live with parents, but I do partake in our cost of living)


Pretty much the biggest difference you will notice is that you will have way more responsibility. Some of it self-inflicted (like above comment who is 22 with a daugher; sorry for being harsh but surely you would admit that life is now more difficult?).

Yeah, 9/10 you will need a job (1/10 is the real freeloader in the basement :P) ... Finding a good job can be quite stressful, not only do you want the best pay but you need to be able to appreciate your working environment and the company.

On the other hand, there are a lot of pros:
-Money, yeah now you can buy things with cash that 'you' earned (don't forget to make a budget and and don't blow your money on non-essential items)

-College, the college experience is way more fun than high-school. You feel like you are actually learning something (majority which will be useful for your desired career!). Compared to HS, people are much more friendly and are legitimately cool (you know, the people who are cool because of their shiny personality or skills?).
Though, don't fall for the false portrayal that College is where all the crazy parties happen. After-all, the main and only purpose of the system is to instruct and teach (be sure to utulize all resources)

-Somewhat more freedom (an adult can make decisions for himself/herself, just be sure to know that it is the 'right decision')



Hmm, going to stop there because I realize that I strayed off topic. personally, I don't miss being 15 at all. I feel like high-school will be the worst days of my life (it was very uneventful for me). I also found that most of the benefits outweighed the cons of being an adult. (but then I have life easier since I live with very understanding parents ... speaking of which, try striking a deal with yours when you near that age, "Hey, can I still live here while I go to college?")
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Thanks for sharing your experiences everyone.
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I wouldn't want to be that age again. :-/ Most confusing times...


I think people want to be that age again because they don't like the responsibilities of being a full grown adults. You'll know what I mean when you grow up. You have new sets of responsibilities....
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Posted 1/22/15
Everyone said very similar things - fewer responsibilities being the primary reason.

Me? I'm content where I'm at. I don't want to be a socially awkward, hyper skinny 15 yr old me who barely knew how to talk to anyone...I'm good where I'm at as a married, Dad with 4 kids.
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