• Michelle Marchante

“Lack of time” mentality forces children to grow up faster

This column was published in FIU Student Media's The Beacon.

Michelle Marchante/Staff Writer

It seems that no matter where you look, people are always in a rush and are never satisfied with just living in the moment. We’re all guilty of it and to an extent it’s not a bad thing. It’s good to have a goal and know the steps needed to achieve it but we tend to forget that we’re not just planning our lives but living it.

Is this anxiety something that has been taught to us since birth or is it a natural inborn tendency? The answer is most likely a mix of both.

It’s natural to find children wanting to be older than what they are, be it because they want to get an M-rated video game that their parents refuse to buy or to be a teenager and be an independent adult.

The problem is that as we age, that sense of urgency never leaves us, but continues to grow with us.

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