The Life of a Child vs the Life of an Adult

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Little girls dream of becoming princesses, boys pro football players, but once we all start to grow up, we realize how different life is from the way we imagined it when we were five. Every child has an idea, a dream of how his or her life is going to turn out, when they play house or cops and robbers, they see those things as the truth; their future. Before, when we were little, when we couldn’t figure out what things were and what words meant we’d make it up. We would fill in what we didn’t know. When I was little I had an explanation for everything, but now growing up, and looking back I was almost always completely wrong. That’s the biggest difference between when we were little and now: when we were younger we saw things the way we wanted to see them, but now we know the truth.

Children have imaginations. They see something and imagine what it is or what it means. They always seem to see the best out of every situation, see the world in a good light, where crime isn’t real and bad things don’t really happen. A world where the good guys always win and the bad guys never get caught. Children never look for the worst in people and always give people a fair chance.

Now, if we could only say half of those things about the older people in this world. It seems like the older we get the more cautious and skeptical we become. No one can be trusted and the good guys never win. We are prejudiced and criticize one another without any previous knowledge of the other person. We know we can’t be whatever we want to be, and everything won’t just be handed to us. I miss being a little girl.

Children don’t care about their looks, or what kind of car they will drive. They don’t care who they’re dating or which boy or girl even likes them. They don’t worry about their grades in school or the homework they have that night. Children also don’t worry about getting to work or how much money they have in their pockets. Teenagers and adults are the exact opposite; they worry...
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