Growing up and growing old, two things that are inevitable for everyone and with the media obsessed with all things young it’s hard not to get a little depressed when seeing a new wrinkle on your face, or a softer belly. So when Yahoo!’s in house Sketchy comedy series spoofed Fun’s “We are Young”, it became a viral hit.
The video lampoons what it’s like to be 10 years out of college, overweight, married, health problems, drinking problems and unemployed. Fun’s original song is all about being young and carefree and hopeful of your future. When you’re young, your primary concern is about having fun, having no responsibilities because you have parents to take care of practical details, and just thinking about what you want to be when you grow up.
So, when you finally leave that bubble of youth exuberance and realize all the clichés that you heard really are true, “time flies”, and “growing up is never easy”, how do you cope with crushing reality? Well, as the song parody says “I guess I’ll do elliptical. Maybe I can finally do that yoga class. But I probably won’t. HGTV. Going to stay at home. Watch Modern Family.”
When does “world is your oyster” mentality disappear and real life’s challenges, burdens and broken dreams begin? Are you where you want to be? Please leave a comment below.
Thanks for reading,
If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!