It's hard to be a kid in this day and age

@missybear (11396)
United States
October 2, 2010 4:43am CST
I'm not too happy about being kinda old already but I'm glad I grew up when I did. I think it was so much easier being a kid when I was {In the 70ties}. I don't remember having any Gangs in School or being picked on because you didn't wear Brand Name clothe, there was no Computers and cell phones. It was just simple and actually happy. Now Kids get up at 5am to get to School and it seems like they stressed out already in Life and they only Kids. They have to compete for everything from Sports to Friends, Clothing, Money. Did you have good memories of your School Days...were they Happy Days?
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@aevans (255)
• Malaysia
4 Oct 10
kids nowadays are really hard to be. when i'm looking at my little brother i feel pity on him, after school he still need to go for tuition, when come back home he still need to do lots of homework. i wish that he can have more time to enjoy his childhood and also more time to rest. but you are right, they are competing for everything, if he didn't get a better result it will be hard for him to enter a better secondary school. i don't think it's good to be result oriented but everyone is following the trend, we can just only follow. it is hard to imagine what will happen to the kids in the future.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
5 Oct 10
I'm glad I'm done with school. I don't think I could ever go back to sitting in a class room for 6-8 hours every day.
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
You're absolutely right. Not to mention the uncontrollable amount of people nowadays. At school, the teaching standards have also diminished. Just at the thought of it, I don't recall having the boys fighting over computer games back then. Now, guys are crazy over playing those games and even spending big bucks for it. I'd recall those afternoons playing traditional games like "piko" and "pick-up sticks" in our back yard right after doing all the chores. Now, everyone's up to the latest gigs like Facebook and all those :)
@missybear (11396)
• United States
3 Oct 10
I have to admit I'm on Facebook too but when it comes to fancy gadget I have none.
• China
3 Oct 10
I am a sophomore this year and I have just become a real adult.Though school life leaves me with lots of tears and regrets,I do harvest countless happiness. Though study is filled with stress and competition,I do enjoy the time when friends are together and when we are laughing for success and weep for the failure and go on struggling with fellows and teachers.Yeah as we can see kids are facing with more and more requirements,but they will find happiness as long as they have tried.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
3 Oct 10
Good for you, it sounds like you have the right attitude about life
@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
2 Oct 10
I think that kids these days are being forced to grow up prematurely. Thus they end up unequipped when comes serious struggles and challenges. Most of them wouldn't even listen to parents anymor because they think they are so grown up already, I guess the best we can do for them is try not to spoil them and shield them from the realities of life so that even if they grow up early they'll carry with them some sort of maturity as well.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
3 Oct 10
That's all you can do. Sometimes I'm glad I never had kids cause it's not easy raising them that's for sure.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
2 Oct 10
I remember my elementary days. we had a uniform so we didn't have to compete about clothes. the competition was really about pencil cases, ball pens and stuff. i guess the competition depends on what social class you're on, or whether you decide that you need to compete or not. i was still in school when the gadgets industry boomed, but never once thought that i need to have that gadget to be in. i love gadgets though and i save up for some that i really want to buy.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
2 Oct 10
The clothing issue is probably why lots of schools have Uniforms, that way everybody has to wear the same stuff. We could wear what ever we wanted at my school
@aquariand (466)
2 Oct 10
I hated school and couldnt wait to leave to earn my own money, now im older i am glad i did get into work and be able to save up for the things i wanted
@missybear (11396)
• United States
2 Oct 10
I didn't really like school myself, we had more fun than anything but I did graduate and make an OK living now
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
4 Oct 10
I agree. The kids are now are so different compared to my generation before. They’re much forward and exposed to things that they’re not supposed to yet – may it be positive and/or negative. I grew up in a country side of the world so I was raised with little knowledge about the city side. But I took my secondary and college there so I kinda understand what’s going on now with these kids growing up as if they’re parents are not worried whatever may happen to them.