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Through The Years

I would like to reflect a little about life today.

When one is in his or her childhood and toddlerhood, life is all about loving and depending on the people you trust. Life is a beach. Damn fun. Nothing to worry about except to cry when you are hungry and uncomfortable. Life is simple. You mom and dad or others who love you become your solid foundation. You learn the basic foundation of living a full life.

Life = simplicity

When one is in his or her teenage years, life becomes complicated. You learn that you want to have your own way but sometimes, that is not what you get. You have hormones. You have erections at the most inappropriate moments. You think guys are hot, but they suck at the same time. You begin to look around for someone to complete you because you have been reading too many romance books and watching too many hopeful romantic bollock movies. Life becomes a search for the 'someone'.

Life = Love and Happiness

When one is in his or her twenties, you start learning what ambition is all about. Your life starts revolving around money, respect and career. Realities about others and their personal motivation becomes apparent to you at this time. Some of us starts developing ideas, some of us decide that developing ideas is too hard. Bending over is much easier. Many others decide that when you have money, you will have what you yearned for when you were in your teens, hence, money becomes everything.

Life = Money

When one is in his or her thirties, some of us would have found 'someone' or have a reasonably well-paved path. Some of us don't and are looking around for that 'something'. Some of us have families and are grounded or trapped. Either way, life becomes a bit of a struggle.You start becoming a bit more spiritual to deal with the torment of everyday life while others find solace in hobbies or traveling or....God forbid, shopping because it 'takes us away into another world'. At this stage, you start wishing that life was simple, the way it was when you were in your childhood and that there is someone who takes care of you but you also learn that trust is a hard thing now. But we have a little bit of money now (hopefully) and can afford to 'get out' once in a while...which is a good thing.

Life = Escape.

I don't know, maybe your life is different. :-)

And I have not reached the next decade yet but I'll see when it when I see it. I'll talk about it when I am right smack in the middle of it.

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