I love the song “Young” by Parachute. It truly captures the feeling you get when you finally feel like you’ve grown up, left school and started making your mark in life at work and personally too. However, there’s a strange feeling of remorse that comes with all this responsibility. You get this sense of loss and melancholy. You don’t know what it is exactly but you eventually realize that it’s just sadness of losing your youth and everything connected with it such as your parents, siblings, childhood friends, etc.
Yes, it’s wonderful to evolve into a mature adult and an important aspect to our journey of life but we should stop and reflect upon the previous stage of our life and appreciate what we just experienced. The good, the bad and the ugly parts of it all. After all, it makes us who we are. The highs, the lows, the joys and the sorrows.
I love the music video as it follows a young woman who daydreams of her youth and simpler times. She’s at work and the joyful exuberance of youth seeps into her fantasy in the office and it impacts her coworkers who join her in the celebration of youth. Then she wakes up.
The moral of the story is to never totally let go of our youth no matter how much we grow up and ultimately grow old. I’ve learned this as I became a husband and father of three. I still try to do things that people my age shouldn’t be doing but I don’t care. If it brings me joy, and it hurts no one, then I will keep on doing it. This includes engaging on social media, blogging, playing music, loving movies, etc. We all need to stay young at heart and find our joy in life.