A lot of us kids nowadays like to throw around the phrase "glowing up"
Like, 'Robert used to be so dorky and prone to eczema, but now he's so athletic and prone to touchdowns. He sure glowed up!'
Or, 'Cindy was soooo large and unfashionable, but look at her now! She's at a much healthier weight, and knows a thing or two about how to match your stilettos with your blush. She definitely glowed up!'
Here's the thing, glow ups don't mean jack diddly squat
I mean, they matter if you want to look and feel better about yourself
But really, in the grand scheme of things, they mean
If you don't also grow up as well
Like our good friends Robert and Cindy, they can 'glow up' all they want,
they can glow so much they can be used by cave explorers or torch bearers
But what good does Robert's athleticism and prowess on the football field, or Cindy's inpsiring weight loss and fashion-forward mindset, matter if they don't pay enough attention to their academics?
I learned the difference between growing up
and glowing up
From observing people like Robert and Cindy in my own educational territories
Because I always thought Growing Up and Glowing Up were like, the same thing, man
but they're not
They can certainly compliment each other
But it's not until I graduated high school
with people like Robert and Cindy
that I realized the difference
and that difference is something I wish I learned
before I ever even started school
before I was even born, if possible!
Well, it's like they say; the more you know.