In my thoughts…
Society does this thing where it expects all individuals to have the same experiences. You give examples of so and so who did it like this, and so it must be the same with me. It is impossible for you to even imagine that I may not be like them. I am a unique individual who will not conform to your standards or ideals, especially if they are based on the way “things have always been”. That is very lazy, to follow the same old pattern like sheep, JUST BECAUSE!
It disturbs me that you think you know what is best for me more than I do. You give your opinion as if it is fact, yet you have no idea at all what you are talking about. I can see that you are projecting your own insecurities and failures onto other people. When you speak like this, you don’t realise that you are displaying your fears.
If you were so happy with yourself, you would not be overly worried about how I live my life.
You tell me to use my intelligence and my knowledge to make sound decisions, yet you are showing your lack of the same by stating opinions without facts. How do you claim to know so much about what I need? I listen quietly because I refuse to argue with those who think they know better than everyone. Those who stand on a high horse and feel entitled to pass on advice that is baseless. You confuse my silence for acceptance. I would stand up for myself and explain my own values and beliefs, but I get tired just thinking about it. Maybe my own preconceived notions make me impatient, so in a way, I am not very different from you.
We prejudge without getting to the core of an individual, without a clue about what makes them think and act the way they do. There is always a reason behind how people act. We hide so much of ourselves, I wish we would all remove our masks.
Age is not an indication of maturity. You may have seen a lot and claim that everything that happens has happened before. But, you are not me and I am not you. How about you let me live my life as I see fit? How about you let me be me without trying to control me to suit your narrative?
I will not be boxed in.
I would rather be a square peg in a round hole if it means being unapologetically ME!