Being youthful means you are experiencing a time of vigor, energy and zeal. Through this period of transition we learn a lot and discover ourselves in so many amazing ways. As a youth you live your life through moments and sometimes get lost in them. Being a youth means happiness and laughter. It is never about your age or your gender or even your marital status, being a youth is more of a mindset rather than a form. I have met 15 year old boys living like old men, and I have met 65 year old men who live like 19 year olds. This is how to know you are still enjoying your youth.
1. You follow your heart
You don’t care about what people say. You love the adventure, the risk, and the fire of life. You want to have a taste of new things and nobody can stop you.
2. You live in the moment
It is not about making plans for retirement or seeking to get stuck in a particular place. You live in the moment. You are in the present and not in the future.
3. You love yourself just as you love where you are
You are not uncomfortable in your body or feel out of place with your appearance. Just as you have the energy to focus on your surroundings, you also have the same with yourself.
4. You have companions who have the same opinion
Married people have married people as friends and rich people have rich people as friends. People who are enjoying their youth have the same type of people as friends.
5. You keep to fewer rules
The older you are or become, the more rules or boundaries you have to limit yourself to. But this is not so for the youth – they live life with fewer rules.
6. You have a burst of emotions
As a youth you find it difficult to manage and deal with all the emotions; from love to anger to fear and worry, it all keeps rolling at you and you just roll with them too.
7. You follow the fads other youths are following
Enjoying your youth means you dress like one who is enjoying his/her youth. Your dress and fashion style is the same with the fashion trend for youths.
8. You enjoy alcohol and being with women
Being a youth comes with so much energy and excitement. Alcohol and women sort of adds to the excitement and the pump.
9. You are focused on the memories
It is not about the mistakes or the regrets; you are focused on having new experience and establishing memories.
10. You cannot spot differences
You cannot spot differences between yesterday and today or possibilities and impossibilities. You are so consumed with the moment you do not consider these things.
11. You have so many dreams
You do not know what you really want, you are not specific. You want to be a chef, a dancer, a basketball player, a comedian and a politician all at once.
12. You do not even know the time
You rarely check the time, because it doesn’t serve you much purpose. It is like every day is endless and is simply a continuation from the previous day.
13. You are innocent
With enjoying your youth comes innocence. You are really not an expert on a lot of things. In fact you are only an expert on few things, such as the kind of alcohol that will trigger more excitement. You really don’t have a concrete answer to many things; you just live with what others offer.
14. You are being taken care of
Enjoying your youth doesn’t mean responsibility. You will always have someone there who is interested and who takes care of you, your friends, your love…
15. You are free
It is about mental freedom. You are free with your senses and mind. It is about imagination, it is about discovering you in the process.
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