In the grown-up world, they deal with money, investments, and legality of all things. Papers and contracts have to be signed, and all things important have to be kept in a safe. In the grown-up world, it isn’t just about freedom and independence, but more importantly knowing that you are accountable for what you are doing. In the grown-up world, you have to know how to deal with people professionally, clear-headed and calm, because chances are you’ll get to nowhere if you let your emotions run you down. In the grown-up world, there are more things that have to be dealt with seriously because the consequences are far too great, and it doesn’t just concern you, but the people around you.
I’ve always thought the grown-up world is too scary. I’ve always thought responsibilities beyond homeworks and academic responsibilities are too serious and heavy enough to weigh down one’s disposition in life. Adults speak in a jargon that’s difficult to understand if you’re not in the know. Adults can do so much to you if you don’t know what you are doing. But I also realized, in the grown-up world there are those who disguise themselves to be mature people in number and in age, but in actions, they’re not. I realized there really is nothing to be scared about in their world, because as long as you keep yourself informed and be guided with respect, you will get yourself fairly well through their world.
Things I learned in their world:
1. It’s okay to ask questions, you just have to know the right people to ask these questions to.
2. Always be informed to counter those poser adults who only know to take advantage of people in their ignorance.
3. Be confident. Age has nothing to do with confidence. Rather, it comes from the fact that you know something.
In the grown-up world, people can be far too serious with their work. I realized to smile, to laugh, to be charitable to these grumpy people are the things they miss from their childhood days. It’s good to remind them of these because it helps them to go back, that hey, they once had a happy life.
Cheer up, you grumpy old people. And stop taking advantage of people you think are ignorant of what their doing… that’s just so childish.