In the process of growing up and “maturing”, I sometimes wonder if I’m going in the right direction. No relative rights; what is my Right? What are the fundamental values that I’ve grown up with that can be affiliated with my Right? I don’t want to live with anyone else’s Right, I want to grow enough to be able to define it vaguely and live by it.
It’s strange how we all grow up similarly (similarly, not the same), yet we never hesitate to judge others for the lessons they’re learning. I’m sure you’ve used the word “teenybopper” to describe someone younger than you because of the things that interest them and the issues that they find important (mall, boys, friends) or the word “fake” for others whom seem to have half-personalities. I won’t lie; I’ve used the word millions of times to describe the plethoras of people and personalities that I’ve come across.
I just realized that it doesn’t make us a better person by judging others on the lessons they’ve yet to learn, assuming that we’ve learned enough to have the need to do so. May it be vague personalities and/or mistakes, I believe that we should help each other laugh off our mistakes and grow. We’re all growing, learning about the intricacies of our minds and figuring our thoughts! We’re plants of blooming morals, values, and ideologies! (Alright, extended metaphor gone too far.) It doesn’t hurt to have a helping hand.
“One of the greatest feelings in life is the conviction that you have lived the life you wanted to live — the rough and the smooth, the good and the bad — but yours, shaped by your own choices, and not someone else’s.”
I love my life with each mental breakdown, happiness, insanity, friend, acquaintence, lesson. If anything, the people that I’ve grown to love have taught me to enjoy and embrace the simple beauty in what others find absolutely ridiculous. I will not let anyone “[nip] me in the [buds that I fancy to] let blossom”.