This is in response to Kelly Hagenah’s “Live life forever young”
column in the Collegian on Wednesday.
The truth of the matter is that we are young. We are the youth
of America and are just coming into our prime. Who claims that we
need to be sophisticated young adults? We’re college kids trying to
enjoy our lives.
We are young and we shouldn’t wish to live our lives in any
other way. If you want to change your life you should, instead of
this tired talk that never actually changes anything. As a college
kid no one should be unhappy; we can do as we please without
comment from anyone. Why can’t our days be carefree and enjoyable,
or without stress? Our problems are no less than the kid with
glasses on the playground who never has his lunch money past gym
Maybe we don’t look at the butterflies or ladybugs for
entertainment, but we can watch the aspens change, or go on a
weekend ski trip. Life now is as simple and beautiful as it was
back then. The only difference is we have more options and avenues
to have fun and enjoy life to its fullest. So we should live life
forever young, but more importantly we should live life now since
we are young.
Senior journalism and technical communications