There are often two things that come to mind when I look at the younger generation or should I  say people younger than me because although I may seem, feel and come of as an old soul, I'm not that old (23yrs this year).

I just have to wonder with all the things happening now and looking back at my childhood, was I maybe too naive and sheltered or is there a serious problem with the morals and values of our present society?

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Now don't get me wrong here, it is not my intention to inflict my values on others because I know we were not all raised the same, but still one has to wonder. Why am I saying all this now? Well I recently attended the graduation of my younger brother and looking at the students, his colleagues, I had to resist the urge not to cry.

It seems like everyone's in a hurry to just grow up. Everyone's in a hurry to do so called "adult things". Watching young children, the age of my sister dressed in skimpy clothes meant for a night club and young boys with their pants hanging around their knees, I could only pray and hope that my siblings were and are different. I can only pray that friends don't lead them astray or that they don't ever feel pressured to join the crowd in doing the wrong thing.

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Maybe I was a little naive growing up but I feel that children of this day and age are getting exposed way too fast. Doing things and trying things that they have no business trying. I can only look at the society, it's role models and shake my head because these children don't know better. It's how they were raised, the people they are surrounded by and the unfortunate role models of today.

If only they would stay innocent forever. If only they could be sheltered and not have to face the harsh realities of this world. If only they knew that they weren't missing out on anything. But looking at my life, I realize that the mistakes I've made and lessons I've learned made me who I am today. The mistakes are why I am able to write this post. I now know better thanks to experience and I learn every single day.

I just hope that the younger ones won't make mistakes that would be fatal or life damaging. Maybe all we can do is pray and continue to speak out and let them know that there is nothing there. And that they should take their time to grow up. They are not missing out on anything because it pays to have values. It'll always be worth it to have a standard that you hold yourself too. For now I rest my case.

What are your thoughts about this? I'd love to know? 

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PTYSIA said...

Really amazing post :)
Have a good day!

ATTICS by Chinju said...

When I was younger I definitely wanted to grow up and do and see all the things I was told I'd have to wait for.. funny thing is growing up is actually a trap loool I'd go back like 3-4 years and slow things down if I could

Demilade Aina said...

Congratulations to your brother! I agree, kids are rushing to grow up nowadays and it can be so alarming to see. In a few years time, they'll realise that all the rush was for nothing. Life is in stages after all. xx
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Lade said...

I totally agree. But who is to blame though? Parents, the society, the school. At the end of the day, charity begins at home so maybe if parents could focus more on training kids to be morally upright instead of focusing on the school and society to train them it wouldn't be as bad as it seems right now. Great post!

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...


Omolade Ibikunle said...

You see ehn, when I see these kids all hurrying to grow up, I just laugh because there will come a time in their adulthood they would wish they were young again!

Ekene May said...

Well written. . .Hehehe. . .welcome to my world. . .my heart aches, practically, when I see the music videos our entertainers churn out on a daily and that's the content the younger millenials have to watch you see, there's really no content to suit their needs and the mind has to feed on something. My dear, you cannot stand close to 14yr old, not anymore, people will mistake you for her younger sister. . .that's how grown they are and want to be. . .but like you said, I hope they realise they're not missing out.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Exactly lol, these adult things are hella stressful and the older I get the more I feel like they lied to us. Hmm they lied to us sounds like the part two of this.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Yay, thank you on his behalf. That last point you made can not be overstressed, life is indeed in States. And one day they'll know the truth.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

I agree that charity begins at home but remember those days where the school,society and even church taught real solid values. I agree with you though, it does start with the parents, if you instill the right values in your children, they'll be co but society should still help in a way because no man is an island. Thank you for your feedback.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Lol that eh is I'm sure coming from someone with so much real life experience on this. Appearances can be deceiving, I always tell my younger ones to take their time. This adult life is stress a lot of times.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Exactly, pop culture figures serve as not so great role models for children. I mean most of their content is all about sex, money and ish, what's a youngster to learn from that. Sometimes when I hear these songs I like to ask or find the deeper meaning behind because it's not just music, there's so much more to it. See 14yr olds wearing makeup and forming big girls but one day sha, one day. For now I only pray that they don't fall too far or even at all.

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