Rant about the pressure to be serious at 18
Okay so this just almost isn’t fair. Once you get out of high school, you are 18, expected to go to university/collage, expected have a stable job, do amazing in school and in most cases pay for it yourself.
At 19 your expected to be starting an RSP account, looking at buying a property, basically having your shit together.
What the hell happened to the whole “your supposed to make mistakes” “experience things”?
I swear the states has it so easy, your not actually an adult till your 21, you have nothing to worry about because how are you supposed to be serious about anything if the government considers you a child.
In canada, your an adult at 18, or 19 in places, your expected to actually contribute to society. But how are you supposed to do that if you have no experiences?
I see the same thing quite often, the parents expect you to be mature enough to pay for post secondary ed, or your own place, but where’s out chance to have fun. Now I don’t mean get shit-faced every night, I’m talking traveling, using your money to create memories. Because school is serious, having a family is serious, purchasing a house is serious. Once you do that, you likely won’t have money for going and doing all the things you love.. well at least till you retire, which, let’s face it, is at least 45 years later. Giving that you have a pension..
Is it really that bad to let us have maybe even a year or two to just figure out what we love, what we hate, so that we don’t spend money on things that are a bad investment (like a degree in school that you’ll hate). We could be actually saving our selfs from wasted money if were allowed to be “silly” now so we can be “serious” later.
Sorry that’s all.. Just kinda wanted to get this off my chest.
(I’m not saying the states is bad in any way, just sometimes it seems how that works, but every situation is different)