There was a young boy in a village. He went to school in the morning, worked on farms in the afternoon and played with his friends later in the day. He was asked to obey his teachers at school, disciplined at home by his parents, and bullied by elder kids in the village. He was always being taught the right way to think and the correct way to do anything. He did not always agree with what elders taught him about the difference between right and wrong
He hated being young and small and wanted to grow up soon, so that he could start giving orders to others and expect others to obey him. He would grow up and be strong, so nobody could bully him. He hated school, having to study and do lessons that were not at all interesting. He dreamt of being a grown-up so he could be smart. When he was an adult, he would have his own farm, and have others work for him. He would not have to beg for money anymore, he would have his own money and spend it on whatever he wished. He would have his own family, and he would be respected as the head of the family.
The boy grew up, married and soon had his own children. He hated being a farmer. Their crops would suffer when there was no rain. A lot of the farming equipment was so expensive, he couldn’t afford it, and he struggled to pay his workers’ wages. Managing the household finances was so difficult! His wife was always dissatisfied, not having this and that and always having to work around the house, and always wanting this and that. Being married was such a curse! His kids always wanted the latest toys he couldn’t afford, didn’t do their studies, and hated school. Disciplining kids was such a headache! All the blame for everything was always put on him, because he was the head of the household. Responsibility was such a pain!
He looked at his kids playing with their friends and thought how nice it is to be a child! Those kids didn’t have to worry about money. They had no respnsibility on their shoulders and could sleep peacefully at night, unlike him. They didn’t have nagging wives, lazy workers to manage, disobedient children to raise. They didn’t know how cruel the world could be. They were so innocent and carefree! He lamented not being a child anymore.