Just Live

“Age is nothing but a number…”

A saying we have all heard and probably used at one point in our lives, yet we always make a huge deal of growing older.  It’s understandable we don’t want to be old and wrinkled and not have done anything with our lives, but at the same time we don’t want to spend so much time worrying about the future that we let our youth pass by.

It’s a point that Suli Breaks gets across in his newest video – “Why I Never Want to Grow Up.”

It might sound childish at first, but take a mere 3 minutes of your life and listen to the man.

It’s not that he doesn’t want to be an adult, it’s that he doesn’t want to let age define him, and I wholeheartedly agree.  With my 24th birthday right around the corner I think a lot about how I’m just graduating college while some of my high school classmates are already married and having kids.  But that’s not something I should worry about.  There’s no rule that says we have to graduate college at 22 and be married by 25.

“Age is nothing, but a number.  Nothing more, nothing less.  It’s not a timer, indicator, or reference point.”

Some of us spend our lives making sure we’re “on track” and comparing our lives to those around us, and it’s a waste.  Do what you love, and just live.

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4 thoughts on “Just Live

  1. "Bethie" says:

    I wish I could “just live”, but my father is one of those “on track” type of people….we hardly ever speak, and we live in the same house. I want to write, but he just knocks me down, and belittles me whenever he can.

  2. Cherie says:

    I agree with this. I’m 25 so, like you, I’m noticing more and more of my peers on the road to marriage and kids. I’m not there yet — and that’s ok. It’s not a race and you don’t necessarily “win” by getting these things by a certain age.

    We all have our paths but dwelling too much on how we’re going to get there is just a waste of time… although it’s hard to stop worrying sometimes.

    • Tabitha Guarnieri says:

      I guess a good way to look at it is to appreciate how even our paths make us all different from each other.

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