When you’re young

When you’re young, you are the centre of the universe. You dream big things; you expect grand things, and your heart shatters so fiercely when the world fails you. Eventually you learn that many things are beyond your control. You learn to perceive reality with better clarity and wisdom, you learn to accept people as who they are despite their faults. You stop trying to change the world, not because you forsake it but because you learn to love it as it is.