I reminisce with a deep sense of nostalgia, reflecting on my childhood, memories of days gone by, and I can not help but wonder, was I happier then or now? As a kid, everyone took care of you and you never had to worry about a “means of livelihood” but then we could not wait to be teenagers, then when we became teenagers, we just coulnt wait to turn eighteen….then twenty one and it goes on and on. We just wanted to grow older, and majorly for one reason, we wanted to be in control, we wanted total freedom so bad we could almost smell and taste it! Freedom from teachers, parents, older siblings and every other adult we had to answer to.
Then as we become full fledged adults, we find out freedom is not as hyped as we made it back then, or maybe there is no total freedom, just the illusion of it. Now we have spouses, bosses, partners, the community, the church, the government….even more people and bodies to answer to if you ask me.
Sometimes I just wish for my younger days, when I could be care free, when back then all I had to worry about where my grades, food and what was new on teevee.
If I could turn back the hands of time, I wonder what year I would take it back to, how far back would I go? What were the best years? I guess I’ll have to think about it and maybe continue this piece later.
For now, I have to get out of the office, it has been one looooooong day.