When we start to grow up, enter our teen years, we begin to forget how much the adult world expects from us. It’s a whole different place that we will soon enter when we grow up, not even all of us getting in at the same time. We all grow up at different rates. Some of us will grow up as soon as we enter the last years of high school, while others won’t grow until they are in their late twenties. As teenagers, we are still growing up and trying to figure out many things in the world. We crave for the adventure we desire and yearn for the day we are considered as an adult. But while we are stuck in our dreams, we continue to play around in life and push past the responsibilities that come with being grown up. We ignore our parents, guardians and teachers who are trying to help us walk the right path. Most of us think we don’t need their help, we can figure things out on our own, or they don’t really know anything we don’t, but we’re wrong. The adults have experience we don’t. The adults have the knowledge we haven’t yet achieved. The adults are there for us, trying to care for us and teach us. The adults are a part of the world we yearn to be in.
The next time you ignore your parents, or think they are being the most annoying person they can be, try to remember they are trying their best to help you. Whether their methods be right or wrong, they are trying. The adults have a lot they can teach you; at the same time, you have a lot you can teach them back and remind them of. As adults, they might have forgotten the innocence of being a child and the curiosity of the teen’s mind, but they haven’t forgotten all the lessons they have been taught and all the tough situations they have been through. Whether they are getting through to the teen’s mind or not, they are trying the hardest they can. They are trying to help you swerve around the mistakes they have made and achieve something that they might not have gotten the chance to. The adults in your life, the ones who truly care for you, want the best for you and will help you in any way they can.
When you look at your parents, a guardian or one of your teachers, don’t despise them with annoyance in your eyes, but look up at the with curiosity, pride and admiration. They have been through a lot during their lives. They have learned a lot and now they want to past their knowledge down to the next generation, hoping that it won’t get cut short. When you look at your parents, look at them with love, respect and honor. They care for you more than anyone else can. When you look at a guardian, look at them with respect, pride and admiration. When you look at one of your teachers, look at them with admiration, respect and honor.