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Growing Old Is Mandatory, Growing Up Is Optional

Moving home from college for the summer, going from the freedom of living in shared accommodation with best friends back to moving in with mum and dad is a big change. The freedom you experience when in college is like none other as you still have a security blanket of family if the situation arises but you can still act as much like a grown up and mature person as you like.

I am now living at home for the next seven months at least and already the cracks are beginning to show. I still want to live the dream of acting the way I want, going where I want, when I want and with who I want but my parents don’t seem to agree with me at all. Then the arguments begin. I have grown used to not explaining where I am going or when I will return and letting someone know my every move which is what most parents want to know all of the time.

I am getting older and want to be treated like an adult as does everyone else my age as far as I know. I know there is a big difference between growing older and growing up but in a way don’t they go hand in hand?

Acting my age but wanting to be treated like an adult is a challenge that every young person goes through especially when living at home. Two generations living in the same house will always cause friction I guess the battle of young vs old will always be a problem.

But I am a great believer in working hard and playing hard and as I’m sure most of my contempories will agree that we will play harder as long as we can no matter what anyone else says. You’re only young once so may aswell enjoy it.


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