The other day I was having a chat with my daughter about life, school, and her plans for the future, and I was amazed at how things have changed since I was her age. She knows so much more than I did.
Have kids these days been forced to grow up more quickly? I’m not so sure, I think that point is debatable (even with Covid). If you look throughout history, there has always been something that would affect children – war, famine, plagues, poverty, divorce, and so on. And sometimes all at once.
Regardless, I think the kids these days are friggin awesome.
Looking at how they are now, and what I was back then, I thought – “Manuela, what advice would you have for your younger self if you could speak with her?”
As simple as the question may seem, I found it quite challenging and confronting. It meant having to really take a good look at myself. And this is what I came up with:
I did, in fact, know most of these points while growing up, but I don’t think I paid attention to them or knew just exactly how important they’d be. Amazingly, just as they would have been extremely helpful back then, I find that they are just as relevant today. Perhaps these are universal?