I like how we all look back at how happy we were as children.
I was happier in the 5th grade for example then I am now, and I didn’t think about life as much. Everyday was just another school day, learning, having a fun time during recess with friends.
What changes? its hard to say. But I think I have come up one of the aspects.
As we transition to adulthood, We start to attempt to balance what makes us happy, what makes the people around us happy, and what makes society happy. Attempting to give each one of these deciding factors a 33 percent share of what molds our final decision. The difference, of course is our younger selves went about decision making without including society, and including the people around us in a very small way.
We just didnt give a fuck, poetically speaking.
We were as a whole ignorant, And boy, was it bliss.
And then we started caring, we started thinking and analyzing, how every one of our actions would affect the people involved and even the people indirect to the decision at hand.
From there some of us attempted to paint ourselves as indifferent. Make it seems as though we STILL didn’t care what people or society thought, and because of it were happier and more free. And boy did some of us do a good job. Such a good act in fact that we even believed it ourselves.
But at the end of the day, everybody cares about everything and that may very well be our biggest downfall.