Millennials, generally, get a bad break when it comes to the way you grew up, what we should learned and didn't learn, and just how we direct or don't direct our lives. I hear a great deal about how exactly young people don't know how to do anything, don't know how to dress, act, think, speak, work, and so on and so on. There are times when this is true, but Let me say that there are some young people nowadays who were forced to act like an adult at a young age. And instead of making them bitter or lazy, they be more effective consumers because of it.
No childhood is ideal there really are a million different reasons much like there are a million differing people as to why that is the situation. Sometimes, kids are put in situations where they need to grow up faster compared to what they should. Some children are forced to learn things other kids don't learn until years later or never learn whatsoever, for example cleaning, looking after younger siblings, cooking, budgeting, shopping, running a business, multitasking, and paying the bills. Some could see this like a very bad thing or as an chance to blame the mother and father or caregivers. However, growing up fast and taking on adult responsibilities in a young age can be a very positive thing.
Becoming an adult years earlier allows you time for you to mature and be confident with doing certain tasks prior to being out on your own. Sometimes, it is a fact that folks, for one reason or any other, neglect their responsibilities, but sometimes parents simply can't do some from the normal things that parents should do due to physical, emotional, or mental health and disabilities. Some of us understand that to ensure that life to run smoothly, we have to learn how to cope on our own and look after ourselves yet others around us. We might not have had the easiest or the most enjoyable childhood, but we learned some valuable lessons. And that we can be so thankful for that.
Being confronted with these types of situations can be rough on the child. The large levels of stress that often include adult responsibilities really should not be put on a young child, but sometimes life makes demands and there is simply no other way. We sometimes obsess with lacking the simplest life or otherwise having things other children had. However when we wipe all of that away, we are fortunate enough to have discovered how to take proper care of ourselves and how to make it by ourselves with no help.
Growing up fast might not be ideal, however for those of us who understand what it is just like to take on responsibilities that should not be ours, and also to be under certain stress and experience certain pressures, I believe we'd all agree it made us stronger. It gave us broad shoulders. It allowed us to have a “tough hide but a tender heart,” as someone once said. We know how you can be responsible and take care of ourselves and of others. We all know how to approach stress that inevitably comes with adulthood. When we come out into the world, we don't have numerous of the fears our peers may have because we have been there, we all know what it is like, and that we realize that it's going to be okay.
If you had not been put into the situation you were in can you know how to do the things you understand how to do? Would you be independent and comfortable with your independence? Probably not. Life doesn't always give us what we want, but most times, it gives us exactly what we want. Maybe we didn't begin to see the value back then, but it starts to seem sensible now. Now that you can budget your month, repay what you owe promptly, manage your personal apartment or house, strive, get up on time, and help others. It all makes sense.
Sometimes the trials and struggles we face are a blessing in disguise. They create us stronger and much more independent. It's easy to get up to date in the fact that you do not have many funny stories or nice memories to share with your pals. However, you have the opportunity to help them learn how to perform a few things by themselves. And that can be much more valuable than sharing stories.
Of course, it's natural to be a little sad about not having the childhood you wish you could have had. I think every kid hopes for using a nice house using the perfect family behind a white picket fence, however for a lot of us, it doesn't come out this way. And it is okay to require things were a little different. But you will have another chance. You can't go back over time and relive your past, but maybe someday you'll have children of your own. You can give them the childhood you want you'd while ensuring to show them those hard lessons you learned inside a more loving manner. Don't allow your past discourage you. Becoming an adult as a child made the wonderful person you are today. It truly would be a blessing in disguise.
Collaboration between Daniella Whyte.