What Does Growing Up Mean To You Essay

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As a kid have you ever hoped that one day you would finally be tall enough to push the shopping cart while going shopping with your mom? Or that one day where you parents finally allow you to see a horror movie you have begged and begged to watch. Well to be able to do these things you have to grow up. If you don’t grow up, these things would never be possible. Growing up means that when things get hard, you don’t give up or quit, but you will always have your past memories at heart, and you will have to independently teach yourself when there’s no one around to be your teacher. To begin with, a part of growing up means that things will get hard for you, but you need to know to not give up and keep fighting for your hopes and dreams. In the poem, A Mother To Son by Langston Hughes, the author talk about how the mother of a boy has had some tough and hard times. “So boy, don’t you turn back. Don’t you set down on the steps ‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard. Don’t you fall now – For I’se still goin’, honey, I’se still climbin’ And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.” (Lines 14-20) She tells her boy that even through times she keeps on going. She keeps on climbing the path of life. She compares her life to a staircase with “tacks…show more content…
In the story, Knock Knock by Daniel Beaty is about a son whose father gets taken away from him. His father writes his son one last letter. “No longer will I be there to knock on your door. So you must learn to knock for yourself.” (Stanza 7) The father is telling his son that he must learn to do things himself because he will no longer be there for him. He will no longer be there to teach him everything his son needs to know. That’s a part of growing up. There might not always be a teacher or parent by your side to teach you everything you need and want to know. Some things will need to be taught
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