“So no one told you life was gonna be this way?”
Actually they did, and it was all a lie.
As kids we tend to question anything and everything but we somehow ended up believing stuff our mother’s told us.We were always told,or at least I was told ,
“If you can’t find a nice person then be one.”
You know what? I did, I tried. What they didn’t tell us was ,when should we stop being nice? Should we be nice at the cost of our own happiness? No,being nice is fine until you’re taken for granted.That’s how you know when to stop.
“Beware of strangers!”
But what about people who weren’t strangers, people we knew and trusted? No one warned us about them,
we were warned about catching a cold from someone else instead of the parasite that was eating us from the inside.
It’s 2018, the strangers on the internet are probably much better than people who’s faces we see everyday.
Right? …Right? Wrong.
But,Oh! how I wish that statement was true.
They told us to study now and promised us a lifetime of fun later, the only thing similiar between this promise and the promises our politicians make was that, they’re both empty.Empty promises.
Teens on the internet are making more money than people who’ve spent half their lives earning degrees the same way Thanos tried to collect all the Infinity stones.
“If you work hard ,success is certain.”
If only they told us which direction we’re supposed to work hard in.
“Your mama warned you there’d be days like these.”
Yes,she did,but what she didn’t mention was that they were here to stay.
Bad days come and go but sometimes, just sometimes, the bad days turn into bad weeks and then bad months and then eventually into a bad life.
It’s like a guest who overstayed their welcome.
Why were we taught how to deal with bad days instead of turning them to good days? Maybe because they themselves were going through it? We’ll probably never know.
“You’ll understand when you grow older.”
This is the biggest lie we’ve been told after “Santa is real”.
I am older now ,and NO,I don’t understand, if anything, I understand less.
- I don’t understand ,why we assign gender to clothes?
- I don’t understand, why I can’t find a job despite knowing that mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell?
- I don’t understand, why I’m not allowed to clip my nails at night?
- I don’t understand, why is the the world falling apart and we’re blaming millenials instead of working on it
- I simply don’t understand.
Maybe the day that I do understand all this is the day when I actually grow up,
until then I’m just a strange thing trying to make sense of this upside down world.