Age. And the stereotypes associated with it. Almost amusing when you think about it. Because I'm here to tell you that your physical age is irrevelant. Ooh so I won't go bald then? You might be out of luck there. No, what I mean is how old your are in your mind. Time for a little explanation eh?
I've always believed that a person is without a doubt shaped by their experiences in life. What they were and weren't allowed to do. What freedoms they had. And what knowledge they knew. Maturity is a trait that should not be blindly assigned to a certain age group. Because I think you and I both know, who you are really does depend on what has happened to you. I'm sure you've known people that either don't act their age, or act above and beyond. There really isin't anything that shocking about that. We place too much pre-meditated thought on how a person should act according to their age. So when you see people, younger or older, don't be so quick to judge.
Moving along, how do people get their widely varying levels of wisdom and maturity? I say this assuming that Wisdom and Maturity are traits we would associate with a higher age. It really is all about experiences. A person born into a rich family, who has it all and never has to take responsibility for many things, will simply not be the same as a person who had to overcome more struggles in his or her life. I think its unfair to assign teenagers or anyone else for that matter with idiotic stereotypes. You want to know something about a person, look at their character and not their age. Appearances can be deceiving, and unfortunately it is easy to just slap a label on someone. Just don't try to judge a person based on their age; it won't be a very accurate analysis most of the time.
So yes, I have seen kids that act better then college students. Its not a anomaly; the kids are just more mature. Simply put, just don't assume things about people just because of their age. Because the most important age is how old they are inside their minds, and that's one thing you won't be able to see right away. Well there you have it; another bit of loveliness pulled from some crevice in my head. Hope you come back for more sometime; and please, I love to hear your comments.
A not very timely note
This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.
- G. Jan 2013
- G. Jan 2013