Being young can include reckless abandonment, being irrational and hurting people unintentionally. Own your life and whatever mistakes you made.
If being young is about exploring, than perhaps growing up is about flourishing.
Nobody said there shouldn’t be bullying. The teachers didn’t care.
Give yourself time to discover, explore, grow and evolve now that you are in your twenties, because it’s a million times harder to say: “Screw it, let’s do it,” when you are 40 years-old.
Combining anecdotes from her own childhood with the voices of male and female rappers, anonymous posts on confessional apps (Yik Yak, Secret, Whisper), and demographic data regarding what’s wrong with millennials, Natalie Shields composes a portrait of a generation that…
Jane, a girl who just broke up with her longtime boyfriend. She thought he was the one. He’s not. She strives to pick up where she left off being on her own.
I want to fall in love with someone who makes me feel young. Young, in the sense of uncontrollable laughter, young in the sense of appreciating the simple things, young in the way we will be silly and childish and celebrate each other, every single day.
“Screaming it on paper was helping me embody it and define its shape. As an artist I know that I can reshape my mind’s creations. And that was step one.”
I envy how they exist—just to be loved and taken care of. Just to be held and played with and smiled at. Just to be the wonderful, fragile, mind-blowing creation that they are.
We are not terrible people, we are a people that is simply using its resources and trying to stay alive in a society that repeatedly attacks us for using what we have to our advantage, while stereotyping us as a whole.