Monday, June 19, 2006

Ahh, to be young and naive again...

There is this kid I know, he has just turned 18 years old about a month ago. He works with me. Well, I found out a few weeks ago that he is going to move out of his parents house and into an apartment with his girlfriend. They are both very young, just turned 18. I am not related to this kid in any way. Well, this kid thinks that he has it all figured out. He has paid a deposit on an apartment, and they move in in just a few weeks. This kid has had his parents basically taking care of him, except for his automobile. He is going to stay employed while going to school. His girlfriend does not even have a job yet, and she will also be going to school. I do not think that this is a good idea, his moving out of his parents house, being so young, and not having any money in savings, and owing the bank and all, but I say nothing to him. I figure that it is not my place to say anything, so I keep my opinions pretty much to myself about it. The other guy that works with us has tried to reason with the kid, but to no avail. I will agree that I think that this kid is making a mistake, but I kinda figure that some mistakes he will have to make and learn on his own, even if they are expensive ones. Heck, I can even remember what it was like when I was 18, and wanted a place of my own, so I understand how the kid feels. But then when I waS 18, I was headed off to college. I did not graduate, I came back to my hometown, then I moved in with a friend and we just ended up getting on each others nerves( I was about 22 at the time, and sowing my wild oats)s until I was about 27,(call it almost failure to launch LOL) worked, saved my money, and purchased my house. Well, that was almost 12 years ago, and I still live in my cute starter home. In fact, I shouldn't say starter. I will stay here. I love my home:).Plus, I HATE moving, and I made a vow to myself that after my move, I would never ever ever ever do it again!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean sunflower, I was naieve once. what a lesson yet to be learned by your coworker.
Well that is life, and the more you discourage people at that age the more they resist and dislike you. :? See you on the GB Forum