Sunday, September 28, 2008

does age really matters?

one of the saddest things that i have heard recently, is from this infomercial of abs-cbn. it was about a video clip of a child saying, "i don't know what my age is." for most of us, we determine our age from the number of birthday celebrations we had, memories of that day that we have spent with our family and friends and basically, if we know how to count. but for those people who lack all of these, i wondered how is it like living clueless with your own age?
knowing our age greatly affects the choices and actions we do in our life. we use it to plot specific action plans and decisions, in order to maximize the time that we have.but some would say that everyone is actually blind when it comes to dealing with their life and that no one trully knows what is at the end of it or if there is actually one. and in these, i could totally relate.
i am already a degree holder and got myself a job. but i am still having the hardest time whenever i am asked what i really want to do with my life, especially whenever we are talking about careers. i have so many things that i want to do and i still keep on looking for another. probably that is why at the end of the day, i end up confused.
yes, i know i need to focus and determine the things that i believe would make me feel fulfilled and successful. but as of the moment, no matter i squeeze and push myself, i am just lost.
but then i realized that for people who doesn't know their age, aside from the thousands of other factors that are not available for them to outwit their challenges, living is more like walking in the middle of a vast desert: no road and no sign. basically, no idea of where they are heading and to worsten things more, these are kids, vulnerable and helpless.
i feel so selfish after watching the informercial. it made me realize how petty these things that i keep on ranting about. when in fact, ishould feel grateful about the things that i have achieved and possesses.i complain about the degree that i took because the world doesn't provide sufficient jobs for it. when in fact there are billions of other people who can't even send themselves to school. i complain about my work that despite it is well compensating, i don't feel fulfilled, without thinking there are an alarming number of people who are unemployed and devastated with poverty.
ofcourse, these lines are not new to us anymore. probably, you have heard these to our parents and friends for the millionth time. but sometimes you just have to see the actual picture or better yet experience it for us to fully understand the meaning of those statements.
now, i am already 23 years old. although i am aware what my age is, i can say that i am like this kid. someone who still doesn't have a clear idea of what lies ahead. but regardless of this fact, the picture of that kid uttering those words, atleast, gave me an idea where to begin. hopefully, by the time i am able to ride with the current tide, i'll make sure that i will definitely go back to these kids and build them a road. so that they'll be able to have a clearer way to take with their lives even if they don't know their age.

18 comments:

Lance said...

i think when s/he grows up at about the teenager stage, eventually s/he should be able to develop logic and simple knowledge on basic Arithmetic - maybe by just looking at his or her 10 little fingers. not everything in this world can just be learned at school. it is sometimes the experience that teaches us great lessons in life.
about the age.. hmmmm... maybe s/he should start counting some pubic hairs s/he has.. they say that your age can be defined by that.. dunno the formula though..haha!

but i must agree on the fact that we are already blessed with just basically what we have at the moment.. look at those people stuck between global wars - it isn't even their own battle after all. those people who are living in the wrong faith, ignorance?

boying said...

siguro kung ang age ay kung gaano ka na katagal dito sa mundo, then age doesn't matter.

"time is an illusion..."
-albert einstein

harmonie said...

mapabata or matanda hindi natin alam ano ba talaga ang buhay na naghihintay sa atin. count na lang talaga ang blessings na dumarating sa atin.

Mugen said...

Heto ako noong 23. See the similarities?

http://mugenblue.blogspot.com/2005/01/live-at-bayfront.html

xxxborgexxx said...

perspectives lang. don't worry too much about it. there are far bigger problems in the world. and believe me, you can grow up without ever figuring out what you wanna make of your life. in the end, you've still got your own experiences and memories and both the good and bad things that made you who you are. that is you and if knowing what one wants works for other people, leave that to them. i'm older than you and i don't know where my life is headed. i guess i'm just lucky to be where i am now. you need a beer and a good laugh.

JoShMaRie said...

aw...same here... parang kanta lang ng one republic. stop and stare... i think im movin but i go nowhere... hirap gumalaw ng di mo alam kung san ka pupunta...

RONeiluke, RN said...

hays... this is my favorite post of the day kasi nakakarelate ako ng sobra. i'm 21. but i am kind of lost too, i guess. tulad mo parang ang daming gusto kong gawin. when i was younger everything was crystal clear to me. i know the path i would take. pero habang tumatanda ako parang nag-iiba... hays... parang ang hirap humanap ng fulfillment... and it's making me a little anxious...

odin hood said...

siguro after ko mag-grad baka maging ganyan din ang dilemma ko. kasi ngayon my direction is clear... that is to graduate on mar 2009.

pero after that lagot na! there is that big temptation to go do something else na hindi naman related sa course ko.

haaay

aajao said...

at 23, you are still young. but you are also right that at your age now, you should be able to determine where you want to go. hmm... i think you are experiencing the "quarter life crisis." it's a nice article that you may relate to. (click the link on my name)

wiLfRed said...

hmmmnnn.. kaka-21 ko lang nung sabado. lolx. abnormalite parin ako pero alam ko na san ako papunta.. lolx. matatapos ang buhay ko nang masaya ako... that's for sure.. pero sa ngayon, damang-dama ko pa ang kabataan ko.. i don't rush on things, i take my time at hardcore ako sa pagpapakasabogaloid.. kaya chill lang.. di ka naman mamamatay bukas, diba? lolx.

Niel Camhalla said...

I think your just at the right age to think that way.

dabo said...

neil is right..

the most interesting people around doesn't know what to do with their life..

though lately you found me boring..

Mr. Scheez said...

Physical age doesn't. The age of our "inner-man" does.

Chyng said...

23 kalang pla! im 24 too but im still so chilish!

PROSETITUTE said...

my two cents worth.
im already 17 and i know what i want, and i want what i know. malinaw ang mga plano ko sa buhay. malinaw ang mga gusto kong gawin. pero may mga pagkakataon talagang hindi natin maiwasan ang minsanang pagtigil sa paglalakabay.

maganda ang paksa mo. sa akin, hindi importante ang edad. numero lang yan. hay. pero ayokong tumanda ng paurong.

joaqui_miguel said...

23? You are still so young and you have every rigt to feel that way.

Bino/Geno said...

Well, malalaman mo rin yan. :) Soon.

Turismoboi said...

its all in the mind hay!