After changing to fit into society, you are eventually going to want your old self back sooner or later
This. This is powerful.
“It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re 17 and planning for someday and then quietly and without you really noticing someday is today and then someday is yesterday and this is your life”
Time flies. That must be one of oldest sayings in the world that feels so damn relatable to everyone. We were once just kids who had our whole future ahead of us and then one day, we look in the mirror and see these older faces left with memories of who we once were. We realize that time went by a lot faster than we could ever expect despite all the warnings we received from older souls in the form of teachers and parents.
And we all hit that age when we are finally forced to choose who we want to be. It isn’t about saying you want to become a doctor, an actor/actress, a policeman/woman, or whoever you wanted to be anymore, but rather actually becoming it. You hit that age where you want to settle down and become those adults or parents we once thought was so far away when we were playing on the playground. And you hit that point where you feel like “this is your life”; that you finally learnt and experienced most of what you will ever will.
But the funny thing is, we have so much a head of us no matter how old we get. In a way, were still those kids who has our who future ahead of us. And I think that it’s easy to forget that as obvious as it may seem. Tomorrow is always different. We still have so many more people to run into, more memories to make, and more time to just breath. So whenever you feel like life finally caught up to you, feel like the walls are closing in from all the stress, feeling depressed, feel like the world is ending, or just having that feeling like your stuck and things can’t get better and you wasted your opportunities - remember - one day you’re 17, or 25, or 30, or 40, or 50, or 60, or whatever age - you still have your future ahead of you.
thanks for the adventure
now go have a new one!
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|—||Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine (via fakeville)|