Ever since we have been able to think, we have been thinking about the future. We try to figure out how our future will be when we grow up. We think about the kind of person we are going to become, the life that we are going to live. Without actually realising it, we set our self these expectations because everything seems possible in thought.
You can do anything that you can think
We often hear, elder people saying that “you can do anything that you can think”. We don’t realise the harshness of the world and we end up believing this fact. What are your thoughts regarding growing old? Probably you must be thinking about that you will be able to drive, live freely, pressure the career that you love. As a child, we always thought that we would become rich and live in the big house. Some children think that they are going to become some famous person like musician, sportsperson. But, the most important thing that we have after growing up is Freedom. As we grow up we have the complete freedom to become what we want to become, what we want to do.
Yes, it is true that advantages come up with the age but so does the responsibilities. Sadly, we realise this fact very late.
Growing old is different growing up
So, why do we want to think ahead of time? We always think about what we want to do in future rather than doing that thing in the present. Have you ever thought the reason behind that?
When we were a child, we saw that adult had everything. We often live by the rules that are defined by our age. For example, one has to be of certain age for driving, one has to of certain age for drinking alcohol. These are conditions prompt us to think about these things and in turn future life.
Growing up is defined by experience, not age
You must have realised one fact this time and that is adulthood sucks. So, where did it all go wrong? The picture that we used to draw in our mind is completely different from the one that we live. Growing up is completely different from growing old and getting old in inevitable. The presence of maturity brings the wisdom and experience. Our experiences define the kind of person that we are and will be. Maturity defines the way we perceive experiences, self- reflection.
Any obstacle in life is a chance to shape ourselves. We have two options either to let the obstacle to break us or to make you a stronger person. Face responsibilities, stop running away from the reality, show courage, believe in yourself, sort out a solution to every problem, rise up every time you fall. These are the actions of a grown-up individual.
You should realise one fact that nobody is thinking about you and your action. You should be ready to face the reality rather than living in your fantasy world. If you want to work for a dream, then you will have to suffer 99% and will succeed only 1% of the time.