Are You Ready For The Real World, Son?
Hey you! Yeah you there with the skateboard under your arm, the headphones in your ear and the backwards cap. How old are you, son, sixteen? You should be in school, it’s only 2pm. Oh, you have a spare? Nice! Take those headphones out of your ears and let’s talk for a little bit. I know you would probably rather we text but let’s kick it old school.
Now son, do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Not yet? Why not? I am not saying you are a loser but there are kids your age already making big dollars. They are entrepreneurs. They know what they want. Son, it’s a dog eat dog world out there and only the strong will survive. There isn’t an app for it. You sink or you float. Are you prepared? In the real world, they play for keeps. They keep track of the score and there IS a goalie. Someone will try to keep you from scoring. Out there, you pass or fail, no making up grades. No remedial classes. You don’t get to pick your team, the team picks you. Son, are you feeling me?
You hate your parents for giving you rules to follow. Telling you to stay in school, go to bed, come home early. Well in the real world, you have to do those things to survive. Skating and listening to music is all fine and dandy but son, you have to be ready for the real world too. It’s gonna creep up on you man and like Hulk Hogan used to say, “Whatcha gonna do, Brother?”