Monday, July 15, 2013

Grow Up

Being a teenager is one of the most dynamic and life-changing stage a person can experience.

A transition from playing barbie dolls to some more serious fashion plays. Still games huh? Seriously, adolescence is a thoughtful moment of setting new priorities. Finding one's identity. Trying out new stuff. Continuous attempt for self-improvement. Discovery. Sometimes committing failures but along side it comes learning to get back up.

Understanding each phase of life is crucial. Knowing what is expected from us at a certain period of our life somehow puts us in an advantage. An advantage which we can use to exceed the expectation to becoming an improved version of who we are.

I found below article in one of my friend's wall which compels me to write a post and share to all especially to teenagers of today, not to condemn them but to empower them in their future:
Northland College (NZ) principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth…..”Always we hear the cry from teenagers ‘What can we do, where can we go?’…My answer is, “Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons, and after you've finished, read a book.

Your town does not owe you recreational facilities and your parents do not owe you fun. The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in poverty or sick and lonely again.” In other words, grow up, stop being a cry baby, get out of your dream world and develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you.
Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

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