Just once I would like to experience how it is to live a fairy tale existence. Meaning: been born study have a career buy a house marry and have children. Yes, in that order. I know this life really exists because I know people who are leading this kind of existence. In fact, I am living with someone who has it all. He is loved by (almost) everyone. He never struggled for anything. He has been handed a life on a silver platter with all the trimmings included; never experienced hardship, no known enemies and all that jazz and glory.
But he said he misses:
The wisdom brought by hardship
The instinct to survive outside his castle
The kind of friendship that only people who have suffered the same fate could share
The true freedom known only to gypsies
The guts to make important decision when it matters the most
The love tested by trials obstacles and hindrances
And that sweet feeling of finally achieving what you have dreamed and worked for all your life.
Well… I said I wanted to experience. Once.
But I’m not willing to trade places. Indefinitely.