And it's true. I guess I always knew that.
Like when I started my job 2 years ago, I had all the head knowledge and all the eagerness, but I was dearth of any experience, and I was still - young. (er )
The two years gave me experience aplenty, and I certainly got older. ( wiser? I don't know ) - but oh yea, there were the too-hard to handle moments, there were the great surreal ones, the pretty ones, and the boring ones where you're just waiting for time to pass so you get older ( and more experienced ) and also the emo ones where you feel like time is going to fast and you're not doing enough. ( ahhh, the pains and thrills of the 20something year old )
Over at the ship we get to hang around with a whole big bunch of 'young(er)' people. The amount of 17-20 year olds here are so many, it's not funny. Most come straight out of highschool, from countries where a gap year or two is the fashionable thing to do. Only the Asians have to rough it out at uni ( + work ) before finally jumping, or so I've observed.
So yea, it's been a huge test of patience. I think when someone asked me yesterday what were my challenges, a main part of them, at this point - is dealing with the younger ones. I know, I know I was once there, and was probably a lot more uninitiated. Still. Sometimes you think : "Why on earth would they ever think that?" or "Why would she ever say such a thing?" or ..
heh. And then you realize that they're still 'earlier-on' in their journey, and there's still much for them to see and learn, and they should be given the chance to grow according to their time.
It is frustrating.
And I think it's part of 'growing-up', for me.
For now, tonight if I hear another whiney teenager who thinks they-ah-so-cool I might just start throwing sock-balls at them.