As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?
Truth be told, I cannot recall my thoughts as a kid about being an adult. It has been a really long time and thoughts about my childhood run along the lines of nostalgia rather than dreams of my future as an adult.
But I guess that it must have been something about how adults could do whatever they please, whenever they please. Of course, now that I’m an adult, I know the bitter truth.
Freedom comes with a cost and we are all responsible and answerable to one or the other, no matter what we profess or believe. The lie belies the truth.
Man is a social animal and unless you are willing to be a recluse away from the world perched atop a mountaintop , you will have to interact with the denizens of the world and deal with the attendant friction.
The rub of the matter is: Is it to be a gentle soothing massage or a bruising deep tissue massage?