My parents had less expectations of me during my time in high school, I was allowed not to work, that was only so I could focus on my schoolwork. And throughout my time in college, they again said as long as I focused on my schoolwork that I didn't have to get a job. I eventually would graduate thinking my degree would get me a job alone in the field I wanted to be in. But that was so mistaken of me to take the job process so lightly.
Forgetting all about the hard work it takes to be whatever is I majored in.
I had my own ideas, but I didn't really know what I wanted to do as far as getting a career. I just had some vague ideas of what I wanted to do with my life, and that was it.
But things eventually changed the longer I was out of school Without some form of employment to earn money by, my parents saw that i was putting off my future, and made sure I was employed doing something. I was really late to learning responsibility
I idealized the lives of the musicians, poets, artists that I liked, thinking I would be like them, following in their example.
But I started to learn responsibility when I met my wife and when we started living in an apartment together. When I moved out of my parents house, I saw how much of a problem my habits could be. With questions like, Why are the dishes in the sink? Where's dinner? These started to help me to see that I wasn't living by myself, that I was sharing my life with another person. And when I become lazy like this, I am not thinking of my marriage. I am thinking of myself.
If I wanted to live alone I could have, but that wasn't what I chose to do or decided on, and besides I wasn't going to make a life for myself anyway on my own.
My younger brother still lives with my parents, they weren't as forceful on the issue of him getting a job as they were with me He has been unemployed for a long time, I wish his life were better for him and he could live in a place of his own, maybe find a girlfriend if he wants to.
It used to make me angry that my parents treated me differently than they did my brother about work. But I don't think about it now, they instead helped me to learn the true road to independence by becoming responsible through hard work.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem