(some background: after 10th grade we go to junior college for two years and then go to university)
So here’s the question-
what would you tell this 16 year old
She has finished her school successfully and has been pretty confident and happy and safe and loved and positive so far.All these years she was very much looking forward to being an adult so she could have all the fun with the added element of freedom .
Now all she hears is life after school is very different . It is coming from her family and other elders who she has been learning from all this time. They say- The happy days are over. You will be by yourself, on your own, people won’t bother too much to guide you at every step. You will enter the real world and it is dangerous out there. There is so much struggle . You need to fight it to be able to make it there. You will never have the same kind of friendship after this age because people become selfish and mean and closed as they grow up. So never trust anyone.
She believes them and begins to feel fearful and discouraged and disappointed .
I want to know how you would make this teenager see the truth?
I cannot explain why I am doing this. I simply have a feeling that it will bring me more clarity and peace.
It is like a gift I want to give my teenage self.
Thank you so much!