When I was young…

When I was young sounds like the words of an old man I’m still only 37 and despite my weed habit I believe I am a decent 37. In fact physically I do not feel much different to what I felt when I was in my 20s.

Mentally I also feel the same, I do however see the world completely differently to how I seen the world in my youth. I used to work and consume, clothes, drink, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, take away food, clubs, pubs, DVDs, CDs, I spent money like it was burning my hip when sitting in my pocket. Why? Because I was loaded with money but blinded by the education system. I was bored, unfulfilled and alone, I did not know I was alone because I was deluded enough to believe that I had friends. But in life somebody can be your friend one day and your enemy the next, in fact friends are more likely to end up as enemies than strangers. Usually your “friends” are people that are equally as lost, confused and as bored as yourself, people that the world (or the system in most cases) has connected us to, if you expect loyalty or from people you are going to end up disappointed. Drugs take off the edge they do not solve the problem (believe me I tried!)

If I could go back in time and advise my younger self something it would be; Fuck your friends, the drugs (except weed obviously), alcohol and work. Have fun but be vigilant, look after yourself, chase your dreams and try to depend on nobody and do what makes you happy. Don’t be controlled or influenced by anybody but your own conscience.

I feel sorry for the youth of today, they’re either still deluded and brainwashed by the system or (maybe even worse) they already know how the world works. That could be hard to deal with from a young age.

If you are good at something and you like it do it!!!

We get a choice in life follow orders or dreams/heart and in this country (the UK) we have opportunities and freedoms that other people do not have. We tend to waste these freedoms on drugs, women, work and all kinds of bullshit that does not help us and we are free to do that, it is the easiest thing to do but like most easy options its not the right thing to do. Despite this freedom that the world has naturally given to us somehow we end up as slaves, drones, robots and empty shells, living to work instead of working to live. How does this happen? I believe it comes from a lack of imagination or even education and ideas of how to use the freedom we are presented with when we are young to ensure we do not lose it when we get older…

My advice for somebody that is young is simple if you are good at something and if you enjoy doing something do it. I wasted my youth on plastering houses for rich people to live in and corporations to make money on. And I did it because I listened to advice from people that cared for me but did not understand that by leaving school at 15 and getting straight in to a job that I was in until I reached my 30s was NOT a positive thing to do…

Yeah, I had money but I was stupid and irresponsible with it. I learned a trade and that is the ONLY benefit that I gained from it…

I believe that 16 to 25 is a vital time and will/might/usually does determined how you are going to live the rest of your life and therefore instead of rushing in to a shit full time job at Tesco or something and joining the rat race the youth of our nation should be given the opportunity to at least attempt to excel in more creative activities with freedom…

Our youth have the freedom to do this but they don’t have the knowledge to know and understand that they have that freedom…

If you are good at and enjoy art, music, singing, writing, sport whatever it is, do it when you are young and pursue it and always remember that you have NOT failed until you quit. Equally as important is if you do not like doing something don’t do it! If you hate your job quit when you are young and free and instead of chasing money chase your dreams…

Its strange because the day we stop dreaming is the day we fall asleep and turn in it just another part of the huge corporate machine that controls too many lives destinies…

BBC Panorama Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlmBwvbv31Y

BBC Panorama Teenage Prison Abuse Exposed (SHOCKING DOCUMENTARY) exposing the cruel, hypocritical and unjust way that our troubled youth are treated by the system in the UK.

BBC Panorama goes undercover to expose harrowing evidence of children and young people being abused and threatened by custody officers who are supposed to protect them.

Secret filming at a privately run youth prison, paid more than £10m in 2015 by the government to provide high-quality education and to rehabilitate some of the most vulnerable youngsters in the prison system, reveals some officers mistreating their charges and many more tolerating the behaviour or even helping to cover it up.

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