Everyone goes through a youthful age filled with passions and desires to leave a mark during their prime. It is a vibrant and naive period, and people often advise us to go ahead, make mistakes, and pursue our passions relentlessly. However, these pieces of advice can be both motivating and inadvertently lead us to regret. While we have plenty of time, our parents do not have the luxury of waiting for us to grow up. So, embrace freedom and enthusiasm while taking responsibility.
What Do We Have Besides Stumbling Steps?
When we were young, we thought that crazily pursuing something would bring us happiness. We believed that we could always catch up with life, and that even if we stumbled, we would have our parents’ support.
Eventually, when we have passed the exuberance of youth and desire to take life seriously, we realize that we don’t have much in our hands. Every step in life comes at a cost; we may gain some of what we want, but we also lose many things we don’t want to lose.
Time Does Not Wait for Anyone
Time passes by, and it never comes back. It may give you 30 years, 40 years, or even 50 years, but it only gives your parents 10 years, 15 years, or 30 years. Use your time wisely, and don’t disappoint your parents during those precious years.
I Was Once Carefree
I, too, was once carefree, doing whatever I liked, pursuing my desires passionately, and getting upset. But it was only when I understood what my parents had done that I realized we need to grow up. I noticed that my father would call me every day, there would always be delicious food when I came home, and he would worry if I turned off my phone. It was then that I understood that time flies, and they had sacrificed a lot for us, which became the motivation for me to strive.
Our Youth Is Filled with Failures and Setbacks
Our youth is filled with failures and setbacks in life. It is an unchanging rule because at this age, we all want to explore the wonders of life, think big, take risks, and dare to fail. But learn to pause at the right moment. Life gives you plenty of time, but your parents do not. Don’t let them worry about you during those years. Recognize that you need to grow up, set aside unfinished dreams and crazy pursuits of romantic relationships, and start thinking maturely about your future.
It Is Never Too Late
The time has come to make your parents proud. Stand up; it is never too late for someone who wants to change.