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  • Barkha

    October 31, 2021 at 2:40 PM

    Kids are often motivated by their folks to participate in team activities in their free time. According to some people it is equally important for children to learn to spend time in their own company. This essay will discuss both sides of the argument and explain the writer’s opinion.

    If we consider western culture and upbringing of children, we usually hear a lot about involvement in extracurricular activities. From organised schedules after school hours to weekends filled with either socialising or grooming to become a better version of ourselves. Children try to fit in as if it is a race even if they feel lost. Children who go against fulfilling the societal norms are frowned upon or end up becoming rebels. The difference in generations between parents and their children comes as a clash in opinions and dreams. For instance, taking piano lessons or learning ballet has become a norm that should be followed in order to get ahead.

    Young children seldom spend time on doing things that they actually like. Developing our identity from a young age helps us in many ways when we grow up. It not only makes us independent but also increases our self-awareness and understanding of the world around us. For example, reading a book with a cup of coffee after a busy week brings us peace that taking part in group exercises never would.

    Overall, spending time by ourselves makes us feel more comfortable and able on our own. Although there is little attention given to creating and displaying ourselves from a young age, I think as the world is getting technologically advanced, it is also becoming rather modernized. Our social media feeds are filled with quotes about self-love, self-respect, and enjoying alone time. Being alone does not necessarily mean you are lonely.

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