TITLE: Outrun By Number
By yessica lauw
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I am 21 today. Can’t be happy, can’t be sad either. Birthday is (magically) being something that people celebrate about. I think it’s absurd to do that. While being born maybe one thing that good enough to celebrate about, after that, I find it very amusing people doing what they do, celebrate birthday. One more day closer to death.
I think I don’t like this birthday because this number, 21, the bigger it is, represent the more responsibility that you have. That you have to act more mature, that you must taking more responsibility in your life, have more pressure to being a grown up.
While I believe that people will be ‘old’ when they say they’re old, number, however, reflex the opposite. People demand more from you when your number is bigger. Parents expect more and somehow they manage to give their children list of what their child have to have on this line of age.
Somehow I feel that time is running to fast for me to keep up. When I reflex my life now, there are so many things that I want to do, I want to learn, to have, to achieve but this number somehow crash me, make me realize how little that I have done with my life. How far from ‘human being’ I am. I will try to keep up on being a grown up. Hoping that one day, my ‘to do’ list not only can keep up but outrun the number, and it will be worth celebrating.
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