Angel Season 1: Leaving Childhood Behind (early access)
The moral case for becoming an adult and leaving your childhood behind.
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At some point, we all have to grow up.
Much as we might want to, none of us can stay a kid forever. Which is something of a shame since there are so many great things about being a child. You can enjoy yourself without necessarily having to worry about where your next meal is coming from or how you're going to put a roof over your head. Finding these things and maintaining them is an incredibly difficult process. Most people struggle their whole lives to get to a place where they aren't struggling to make ends meet. Yet as an adult, it's a major part of what you do. It requires all kinds of compromises and uncertainties that you really didn't have to make when you were younger and you could rely on your parents for things.
Previously in this space, we looked at what it means to be a child and have to grow up, but once that's over with, you actually have to be a grown up. Being an adult means moving beyond the obvious and easy. When you're a kid, you build your life based on what's around you. Going to school makes that really simple. All you have to do is find people who are forced to go to the same school as you and try to build connections with them. Sometimes it works out and you build life long friendships. A lot of the time though these relationships don't survive high school. Leaving high school means leaving your friends behind. More than anything though, you leave childhood behind when you leave high school.
“High school's over, it's time to make with the grown up talk now.”
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