Brief thought…

It seems today that adulthood has become all about preserving your adolescence. We work so hard to get to be 21, and then spend the rest of our lives trying to stay there. I hear people talk about college being the “best time of their lives.” Why? Because they got to be in the adult world, but got to act like children, basically.

I’m sorry, but if your four years (give or take) in college were the absolute best  time of your life, then you have a very sad, uneventful life. What about getting married? What about having children? What about the career that you had after college? Those things weren’t as good as final exams and classes? That sounds ridiculous to me. I certainly am enjoying college, but I am also under no illusion that my early 20’s will be the best time I’ll ever have in life. If that were the case, why doesn’t everyone just kill themselves when they turn 30? The next 40-50 years of your life are never going to be as good as those four years spent in classrooms being lectured to.


4 thoughts on “Brief thought…

  1. I like your post! Your right your 20’s will be fun but also hard. You are going to go over a lot of bumps and holes and you will have to pick your self up. Don’t get me wrong though, 20’s were great! I got married, had three boys and I really did grow into the person I am today with all the experiences I had in my 20″s.


    I’m very looking forward to my 30’s for many reasons! The man reason is that I FINALLY know what I want to do with my life (as far as a career). I want to write and have been working on my novel for 4 years now!

    Cherish, everyday of your life but don’t look back on those times “the college years” and wish you were back there. Live in the “now” and love every moment of it! It will help grow you into the person you need to be 🙂


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