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Posted 1/26/15 , edited 1/26/15
Lol I'm 15 and I miss being a damn little kid... I don't like how serious life gets once high school starts. I could only imagine how adulthood would feel. Though yes, I do in a way want to have more freedom in society.
Posted 1/27/15
I enjoy being an adult.
There is the stress of budgeting, figuring out exactly what you can afford each month with the work/hours you put in
but there's really nothing like YOUR rules.
For instance, I can eat cereal with whip cream on top until I throw up or pass out while watching Lupin or Sailor Moon and that's MY choice.

I miss being a little younger only because once you get out of high school, it's a little daunting.
Like a void. There's no right or wrong thing to do but you watch your friends either go to college and get a degree, work at a few jobs, fall out of touch or move away, start a family, but it's now YOUR life.
It's just a little scary when your friends lives all go in different directions.
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You know, everyone is different and goes at their own pace. People handle society, relationships and responsibilities differently. I'm 23. I own a car, a house and I have a dog. I work a full time job, and have a second job at which I'm a casual-part timer. When I think back to being in high school and such, I don't miss it persay (I was never one for drama), but sometimes I wish I had tried a little harder at this or that - in my case, I was an athlete and a straight A student, but I let all my science and math grades fall in my final years cause I disliked those subjects. So what I miss about high school was putting forth more effort - maybe I could have continued one of my sports at a university level, or maybe if I had improved my math or science skills, I could have pursued a different degree or career...

My opinion, don't sweat the small stuff. Just always do your best. Time will always be your companion, but it won't stop moving when you decide to look back over your shoulder. You expressed that you feel useless, in that your parents pay for your education and such... and you're right, it is natural, so really, don't worry about it. I think what would make your parents happiest is to see you do your best, and remember to do the things you love. Eventually, you'll have to shoulder more responsibilities and stuff, but that doesn't mean you'll end up being one of those people that tell youths to "enjoy their childhood," because everyone will get satisfaction out of different things.

So, my best advice, just live. Don't think to much of what's ahead or what's behind. I'm not saying don't think of the consequences of your actions, because clearly the decisions you make will affect how you turn out, but rather... don't worry about whether or not you're "enjoying" your childhood. Be who and what you wanna be, do what you wanna do. Take risks, make mistakes, then pick up where you left off and move on. Life carries on. Don't waste your time worrying about whether or not you're enjoying your life enough or not. When you're truly enjoying it, you'll be too busy to notice, so I don't think it's really worth your time to analyze whether you're doing it "right" or what not.
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Posted 1/27/15 , edited 1/27/15

CuentaCrunchy99 wrote:

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... <snip> ...I would appreciate if some older people (21+) would answer me this: Why do you miss being at the age I am today (15)?


I could point out that hindsight is always 20/20: Think about all the times you dealt with, say, a five year old complaining about how frustrating something was and thinking to yourself, "Yeah, I think I believed that was really that hard, too, back then, but man, it's nothing compared to the difficulties I deal with now!" Little people, little problems. Big people, BIG problems. But when you're "little", the little problems seem bigger, much like a German Shepherd seems HUGE until you're tall enough to look down at one.

I don't want to scare you or give you anxiety about your future, though. Trust me, from how you state such conscientiousness about your parents having to pay for you, you are already way ahead of most kids your age. You will rise to each occasion. You will learn to hit the ground running when the shit hits the fan, and be damn smug about it, too.

There will be some things, though, that you won't be able to overcome, because of the natural state of aging, and that - along with the comparatively lighter stressload - is what we really miss. What do I mean by that? Well, let me take you to the very end: To what people say they miss most, when they know they are about to cease to exist, and when they have been very sick and frail (even some young people). It's really heavy, so I apologize for the gravitas, but if anything could give you a refreshing slap of "OMG I got it all going on RIGHT NOW, and I better try to enjoy it while I still can" then, this might do it.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/16/health/dying-regret-body-hate/

I really miss being able to simply jump right out of bed without any aches whatsoever, and just zip on with my day. I miss being able to stay out late and yet still be functional in doing productive work on very little sleep, with a clear, sharp mind, the next day (or the same day, if it was an all-nighter). I miss being able to eat whatever I want, as often as I wished, with no physical consequences because I had the metabolism of a shrew. I miss my whimsy, my magical thinking, that naiveté that nearly all kids hate having at the time, but made the world and the people in it seem so much more of a fair, rational and logical place than it really was... That's what I miss about being 15.

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Posted 1/28/15

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)?


Who said I had to grow up, WHO!? ( hold on, I have 2 pay my $2000 in living expenses and raise my son....)
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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)?


Oh man, I'd want to be even younger than 15 if I could go back in time... There is a magic, this hazy glittering veil about childhood that is so difficult to get back as an adult... I'd argue that kids these days don't even have that magic, though, which is why they're so hasty to grow up. They are detached from themselves. They don't know how to handle lack of external stimulation, no imagination. Obviously this is a generalized statement, but the number of kids with this bizarre sense of ennui is alarming.

I blame technology and entertainment for lack of imagination in kids. I know it's such a beat to death subject, but I didn't have a cell phone when I was 15, let alone a smartphone or tablet or laptop. I remember just before computers becoming household devices, and even then my family didn't get one until late in the game. I remember when Nickelodeon and Disney and Cartoon Network ONLY showed cartoons... and I remember all the live-action shows invading. There were no Kardashians, no Jersey Shore, no "reality shows" and glorification of this empty, effortless fame. I remember The Real World being a thing, but I never got into it.

Plus I grew up in a rural area where I had plenty of space to run around and play pretend. I've always loved to read, BUT I also had no other entertainment outlets until I was too old to care lol. I'd love to be your age again because I actually had fun. There was a whole lot more wonder in my life. Now, I have no yard; I spend more time at work than I do not working (not including sleeping); I'm getting wrinkles; books don't keep me up at night anymore; some weeks I have to decide between food and rent... I have absolutely 0 enjoyable responsibilities and it just wears on me. I will never have a summer off again until I'm old... I wouldn't say being a kid is better, circumstantially speaking, but the things we lose when we grow up really hurt.

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Lol but in all seriousness, I didn't have a very pleasant childhood for the most part, although I wouldn't mind not having adult responsabilities again. Depends on the person I guess.
Posted 2/4/15
what can I say, puberty and angst made me feel alive
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Posted 2/4/15
well, as a kid, you dont have to pay bills...
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YayForKittens wrote:



Lol but in all seriousness, I didn't have a very pleasant childhood for the most part, although I wouldn't mind not having adult responsabilities again. Depends on the person I guess.

Lol
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