what is age?

what is age?
A number that we use to keep track of the years.
It has nothing to do with my maturity.
It has nothing to do with my intelligence.
They are completely separate from my age.
So why must I be treated in a way that, that isn’t true…
Why must I be treated like I’m stupid, like I need to be protected from the ‘bad people’?
I am perfectly capable of looking after myself and have been for many years.
I know that I am mature enough to make the important decisions…
What I should believe; I have my belief structure. I don’t need to be force fed yours.
Who I should hang around; I know who I want to be my friends and who I don’t, you don’t have to meet them and decide whether I should spend my time with them.
Who I should marry; I know when I am in love. I don’t care if you dislike him.
When I should marry; I think as long as we can support ourselves then we should be allowed to.
How I should look; if I want to wear my make up heavy then fucking let me. Just because I don’t look like the little innocent that you wish I was.

The fact that you still try to know everything that goes on in my life even when I don’t want you to shows that you don’t see past my age and realise that I am old enough to stand on my own two feet.

But sometimes that you say that I am old enough, mature enough… it all depends on what you are trying to say. It all depends on you.
One argument that you used against me was that my boyfriend and I are old enough to go to war and die on the front line. But then you say that we are not old enough to look after ourselves.
How can you be old enough to die for your country but not to live and be together?
After all what is age?!

what is age?

exposedbutloved

Canberra, Australia

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rant and rave – my parents hate my boyfriend. sucked into them, he’s a keeper :)

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