Do you think your life during childhood and now is different or not?

Cambodia
October 24, 2009 5:15am CST
As human being, there are many changes in our life. Those can be behavior, appearance, status, happiness and so on. We cannot keep those things static forever. When I was a child, I thought I was very happy almost everyday because I don't need to think about anything else beside playing. But now I am an adult. I need to think of many things to do in my life and my study. I need to care of the person I love. I need to think about my future career. So there are many changes that make feel I am not happy all the time anymore. Is this what human have to face in his life? I think everyone cannot avoid this kind of changes. How about you?
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@Trensue (5253)
• United States
24 Oct 09
It is very important to keep the child inside alive and well. We have to accept more responsibilities and grow, but we can still keep a childlike wonder and laugh. We can still splash in the mud puddle and love with no expectations. There are many ways to balance being an adult and being happy. Here is a thought. Please share with us your definition of happy.
• Cambodia
24 Oct 09
Being happy is the state of having everything we want! How about your definition?
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@Trensue (5253)
• United States
24 Oct 09
Mine is very different - Being happy is having enough to meet the basic needs of life and hope to someday have the wants.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
26 Oct 09
Hello nheansocheath, Life is just like that. I think childhood time is the best as you don't have to worry about anything. You just have fun and play, nothing else can bother you so much unless friends don't really want to play with you! *laughs* My life starts to have its upside down when I went to pursue my studies, got to know what is love, started working, getting married and have my own family now. Life is not as easy as before and it gets more and more complicated when you get older! There are just too many things to think and to worry about but I treat this as part and parcel of life and when you think and look back, this is what makes your life more meaningful!
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
Life can be change as we grow older and became adult. Being an adult we are aware of many different things and almost a day we think how to improve our life. How to manage our miserable and to be successful as many riches in the world...changes is always happen, my friend...
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
Yes, very different. When I was a child everything I did is play play play. But now I grown up to a more responsible person,many obligation to do, I have to be more conscious on how to act not like my chilhood years that free from worries.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
yes of course, when i was still a child, life is just a carefree for me, no problems, and all things are just like a play. but as i grow older, life makes serious, there are problems that would arise because i became more mature...
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
Hi nheansocheat, Yes, my chilhood life is so different than my life today. When i was a child i really dont care about a lot of things. For as long as i can play, eat and go to school. I did not have responsibilities and no problems to face. All i have to do is follow what my parents wants me to do. I have enjoyed my childhood a lot. I had varied experiences, because i grew up in a province where opportunities for a very rich childhood experience is unlimited. Well, i could say that children who are growing up in the city are missing a lot. That is why i see to it that we go to the province once in a while and expose my child to things and experiences i enjoyed before. Now as an adult, the difference is very evident. I have to stand on my own, face whatever challenges that comes my way. I get to face my problems alone most of the time and solely manage my responsibilities. Sometimes I commit mistakes, but i should learn from it so i will not commit the same mistakes again. I can seek help from others, from family and relatives but i have to rely on myself first. Sometimes its so hard but thanks to the rich experiences (good and bad) i had while growing up, i can be assured, i can survive.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 09
I have followed through with some of my interests into my adult life like traveling and being a teacher. As a child I used to hold my globe and imagine going to different countries. I had some dolls and one of them was a teacher. My career as an adult is primary school teaching. I always wanted to have children when I grew up. I have managed to do that. I have a baby girl, a toddler son and a teenage boy. My location is different now to when I was a child. I dreamed about getting a dog and now I have double that pleasure. My interests are still the same things and a few new things. As a child I liked travel, reading, writing and now I can add walking and crystals.
• Malaysia
25 Oct 09
Hi...I agree with you as we were all free of worries when we were young but however as we age we face alots of chalenges in life. Well thats life all about. Its a lerning process till we are buried 6 feet elow the ground. We learn from our mistakes everyday. We learn new experience from people around us. So many ups and downs in life we need to face daily. We get dissapointed and upset with things when it happen unexpectedly and when things happens as we expect then we fell happy. Well I would say this is what we call LIFE. LIFE has to go on and on.
@asfiona (174)
• India
25 Oct 09
Hi..... Yes, you are very right. As human being grow in thier life it is bound to happen that many situation, circumtances, internal and external environment effects in a major way. As a adult we have to think alot on various issues which effects the outcome of our life bcoz it is very obvious like we ownself is responsible about the outcome and what is happenning. In this world when we become mature our parents, frens, love ones expect perticular behaviour and action to act, that makes us think while we do anything. sometime we feel that we are not left the same person as we were young.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
25 Oct 09
My life is much different now than when I was a child. Back then, Mom and Dad were in charge and so competant and home was always a feel-safe place to be. Now that I am grown, I have to be my own mature and responsible care-taker...the one who earns, tends to household business and work, pay the bills...and the world is so different, too. So much more violence than when I was growing up. But so many joys have also come: children and grandchildren, maturity, a clearer outlook on life, and a great compassion and respect for others that reaches farther than when I was a child. Karen
• United States
24 Oct 09
As humans, I think we all share this. As children, we don't have the pressures of respossabily. As we get older, we get more burdened with the facts and reality of life.
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
Hi. With regard to your question, I can say that my life now is different during my childhood days. During my childhood years, my parents told me that I should always listen to them because they are always right. Nevertheless, I should follow them. No questions asked, no if's and but's, since I am living with them, I should follow them. Years have passed by and things have changed. My parents do not force me to listen to them instead, they respect my decision as long as it is right for me. They just give advise and still they will leave the decision on me.
@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
24 Oct 09
You're right. No one can avoid the natural progression of life. I don't know that I appreciated being a child until I grew up and realized what a stress free, care free time that it was. I do enjoy thinking back about it though. The only thing that I wish that someone had taught me at some point along the way was that I really could be whoever I chose to be. I didn't learn that lesson until later in life and my insecurity and shyness kept me from pursuing a lot of avenues that I didn't pursue. Now that I learned that lesson, I'm busy chasing after all of those things that I always wanted in my life. Best of luck to you.
• India
24 Oct 09
definitely different we never had troubles in our childhood parents took care of everything right from our shoe laces to our school tiffin so we never had troubles , a small world to see which grew bigger with time we knew more about it more problems less happiness finally it ends with our life
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
Yes, they are different when I was still a child all I think is play and it becomes different when on grow older life is not a play but a games which one need to face everyday challenges to become a responsible, and mature person without hose qualities. Life is like a continues play you would never know if you come to the finish line if you do not try to explore and just wait and see so nothing happen. Somehow to be successful in life is to grow old and avoid childish behavior to be taken as seriously.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
24 Oct 09
In some ways I have changed, but in others I have stayed the same. For example, I never knew when to let something go as a dhilf, but now, I do. I was a pretty responsible child, and I am a very responsible adult. I think that as we grow and mature, there are just some things that we unknowingly change about ourselves and we only realize that those changes have been made later in life.
• India
24 Oct 09
there are many changes in the life as time going on.life of childhood and life of after child hood is completely different.in childhood u didnt think about any thing but after u care of all things.in childhood no confirm what he become every one have there aim in childhood but i think very few achieve after childhood.after childhood u grownup and understand every think clearly.
@gowriv89 (295)
• India
24 Oct 09
Hi buddy... happy mylotting... i just don't know how my life was when i was a kid... almost every time i use to hang with my dad.... then i faced a lot of changes in my life..... i use to be so jovial with everyone... this made everyone around me to cheat me... later i turned too harsh now... changes is natural in everyone's life i guess....
24 Oct 09
My life is now very different than my life as a child. Obviously, I have more responsibilities & duties to take. Life as a child was so relaxed, as if everyday is forever. But there are still things that didn't change, such as loved ones and values. Those are thing that I wouldn't want to change.
@allknowing (69477)
• India
24 Oct 09
It sure is different. Now I think for myself unlike those days when I was a child everything from A to Z my parents decided for me. This alone is enough reason to say that there is a world of a difference between now and then.