When you are little, life is just laughter and you don’t have to worry about anything. You have no obligations and you are too innocent to know what really happens around you. As you grow older, you have more obligations and you realize what the world is like. You realize that bad people exist, that your friends that you thought would last forever and were the best people you knew, are actually fake ones that only need you when it suits them. You realize, that in life, you are the only one who can solve your own problems and that nobody is going to help you. You realize that most people are selfish and only care about themselves. Then, in the end, you also become selfish, because in the society in which we live, the people who survive are the ones who only care about themselves. You also realize that people who are kind, those who help people and care about them, are the ones who end up worse. And I wonder, why? So I think it’s normal. Life is so unfair that if you don’t take care of yourself and only yourself, life will hit you very hard. Because the society we live in is full of selfish people, fake people. They may be the bad ones, but they are the ones that survive.
Prose by Lucia Santaolalla ’22