All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it | Philippines

Audio recording by Gizelle

I hope you are all doing well right now. Today, I’ll be sharing what I learned recently in my 17 years of existence, currently a pioneer graduate of the k-12 SHS curriculum in the Philippines. But before that, quoting from the book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says “All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”

Now that I am in the transition of being legal of age since I am nearly turning 18, I can somehow relate to the attitude of an adult and a child. I’ve realized that once you’ve become an adult you may forget all the habits you had back then. We mature, yes, but we shouldn’t completely forget our childlike thinking. The more we grow and dream to become adults, the harder we’re pleased. Back then, when we’re much younger, we don’t care about who our friends were or how much money do we even have. But now, as we grew older, the once mind set of a child is slowly yet, completely changed by the prejudiced norms of the society. We’re once contented to the little things, but then changed to want more of “ultimate achievements” we thought we should acquire like fame, money and social status, and even the so-called “hashtag goals”, the lifestyle most people dreamed of as influenced by social media. Don’t get me wrong, these dreams regarding wealth and success isn’t that bad as long as it isn’t done out of obsession, hatred and envy, because it will turn out to be an endless loop of dissatisfaction.

Don’t lose all your memories and attitude as a child, which is being appreciative even from just the little essential things that may be invisible to the naked eye, but is felt by the heart. I am Gizelle M. Mansos; I hope you all have a nice day ahead.

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