“Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh… 2NE1. (Reality of Being An Adult)””

Just to clear things up, this post has zero relevancy and isn’t a promotional stunt for the Kpop girl group, “2ne1″.

(Image Source: http://seoulbeats.com/2011/07/is-2ne1-really-that-original/)

Hate to burst your bubble,but it’s not about them. So if you think you’re wasting your time on another rant-filled personal blog of a random anonymous person who will just gun you down and bombard you with feelings and emotions through the written word, take my advise, don’t read any further.

Yes, I know the title’s misleading. See, I got your attention. Well if you’re still reading,

Guess what?

I just turned 21

Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh…

You know how kids always wanted to grow up quickly and be an adult. It seems like for them being an adult means you have power, control, no one will tell you what to do anymore, no more afternoon naps, no more going to bed early, watching TV all day, eating junk food any time, etc. Summing it all up, for kids being an adult means you can practically do anything and get everything that you want.

(Source: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3119706/Childhood-photos-recreated.html)

One thing’s for sure they don’t have any clue to what being an adult is about. I was one of those naive kids who think that way, but now, getting old and becoming an adult feels weird. Here’s why…


Reality of Being an Adult:

1. We definitely don’t get everything that we want.

2. Yes, we can practically do anything that we want, but there’s always strings of consequences attached to our actions.

3. Age cannot be an excuse anymore for doing stupid things. Being an adult, we should know better.

4. Tantrums on kids, barely tolerable. Tantrums on Adults, never tolerable and 100% annoying.

5. For kids, crying can get things and situations in favor of them. For adults, no matter how much bucketful of tears we’ve shed it doesn’t change anything about our situation. Wise decision-making is now the key to changing our situation.


Being an adult is hard. This type of days (birthdays) when another number adds up to our age, we tend to look back and miss the days when we were still kids and life’s more carefree.

I know I’m still too young to say this sort of things and I’m in no position to talk about it, but I think this is what I’ve learned today. Being an adult is knowing the right thing to do at the right time. It means more responsibilities, but endless opportunities to learn and grow; appreciating things more; becoming grateful and content with everything; and no matter how painful a situation is, decisions should never be based on emotions, but on what is right. The more years behind you now means more space to leave the pains, hurts, fears, and insecurities of the past for you to move on to the future.

I hope now that as we get older, we must become more wiser. Age isn’t a proof of maturity. Adulthood and maturity really depend on how we live our lives. Isn’t getting older swell?

To end this post and/or blabbering, I really had an awesome day despite experiencing the most heartbreaking situation of my life. I’m glad I got real friends to cheer me up and a loving family to support me every step of the way.

Come to think of it, turning 21 or getting old isn’t that bad at all.


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