We, as youths, crave independence. We want to be free, we want to be different, we want to be able to express ourselves but at the same time we want to fit in. At this enigmatic age, we are only beginning to open our eyes and the world we see is so much different than what we thought it would be. Our vision is blurry, but we have never seen clarity, so we assume that what we see now is reality. Even though we are constantly told that it’s not, that the world is much bigger and dynamic to fully see.
The biggest problem that we, as youths face, is trying to find ourselves in this ever-growing labyrinth amidst the mirages that people have created of us. We want to live up to their expectations while simultaneously being rebellious. Being a youth is so ambiguous. We are never settled; we are forever changing and looking for who we are. We want to suffice in our society, in our world. But we have to realize that we’ll never be enough for everybody, but we have to be enough for ourselves.
~ Paakhi Bhatnagar