Growing up gracefully

I am 16 today. I was a child, unknowing and innocent. Then I grew up into the girl I am today. Looking back on my days of childhood, it perceive it as a time of goodness and innocence when nothing was right and nothing was wrong.

I look in the mirror and I do not see that child in me anymore. Every little thing teaches us something. Embracing enjoyment is not wrong in itself, but there should be a limit to everything.

I don’t mean that people should not have fun. They should as life is short but when having fun they should know where to draw the line. They should know what they are doing and not make fool of themselves.

We should act our age.

If as children, we start playing cards, or as teenagers we sit at home and knit, or as adults we behave like children and throw tantrums in public, then this is not comfortable or normal.

We should know when to do what.

Now that I have grown up, I can no longer do the things I used to do when a child.

I have realised this. Have you?