Why is it that when you’re a child everything seems a lot more glamorous than it actually is? As a kid, most people imagine what it will be like to…

Why is it that when you’re a child everything seems a lot more glamorous than it actually is? As a kid, most people imagine what it will be like to be grown up and the privileges that come with it, however, once they are that age some experience a reality check. Driving, for example, when I was younger I couldn’t wait to cruise around town. Reality check: I’m a nervous driver, teens are more likely to be in an accident, and parking is crazy expensive. Another is, when I turn 18 I will be able to vote. Reality check: I turn 18 in June so I won’t be able to vote in one of the most historic elections ever, and in 2012, it won’t be a big deal since everyone will still be voting for Obama. College is where you study for what you want to do in life. Reality check: Studying costs enough money to feed a small village for a year and I have no idea what I want to do in life. These are just some of my many reality checks through out the last couple of years, and that just goes to show how disillusioned kids really are to the world. What are some of your reality checks, and were some of them actually a good thing? – Ruben

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