Your teen years: You were reckless. You had fun. You made mistakes. You grew up. And you’ll never forget how beautifully wild and free you felt.
I have no recollection of the people I was with or how we met, but I remember that as we entered the room no one bothered to turn on the lights. We felt all the intoxicating rage and beauty of being young at that moment in time. We felt strange.
You are never too old to remain young at heart.
I want to enjoy the time I have here. I want to enjoy my youth.
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…
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