When I grow Up?
This commercial portrays what most of us as adults now face, the young you had dreams and aspirations. The young you was corrupted by a school system which only purpose is to determine how “intelligent” you are through tests, if you failed a particular subject you are deemed stupid or you didn’t apply your self. What if you are not strong in that subject because its something that you are not interested in or maybe your passions lie somewhere else.
When Students cheat on exams it’s because our School System values grades more than Students value learning. – Neil Degrasse Tyson
Society is another factor which causes the young you to be slowly strayed from what you wanted to do when you grow up. Your peers, strangers and even your parents tell you “Nah, you can’t do that.” “You can never be that.” “It’s too big of a dream for you to be thinking of doing.” Just be mediocre like me and just pursue what we all perceive as happiness, the materials that are claimed to be a limited resource so if you don’t try to get it now you wont have anytime later. There is an abundance of everything on this earth, never think in scarcity. Society lays the burden on you early that yes that’s all well and good to have those thoughts but the reality is when you grow up you will have bills to pay, mortgage, car loans, taxes, mouths to feed etc. So if you think you can achieve those things before these complicated adversities hit, you better think again.
Society has killed more dreams than anything else in this world. – Anurag Prakash Ray.
Now don’t get me wrong the young me was confused as hell as well, up to now I still have been on a search of providing a purpose. But there needs to be a reconstruction of how young children are reared into adult hood. Children should be left to be children, the young you should be left to be curious for a little longer, we are growing up to fast. It seems we are being matured and prepared into a society to be mediocre and work for someone else and not for ourselves. And most of us are happy with that or are too afraid to take the initiative and do what the young you is doing in the back of your mind in a little corner, urging you to act each day as he/she is getting smaller and smaller and the voice is getting fainter and fainter. TILL POOF it’s too late.
So when someone asked what you wanted to be when you grow up, can you remember what you would have said? Is it what you are doing now? If not, why not?