The Art of Embracing Your Youth

When I first heard about Kate Moss, I had a lot of contradictory feelings towards her. First, her lifestyle was completely out of control – like, really terrible. I was more attracted to personalities like Audrey Hepburn, who seemed more moderate and calm. Kate Moss, on the other hand, was on a whole other level. She would always be partying, smoking and drinking excessively, to the point that it just looked messy.

Yet there was always something that still pulled me to her, and that is youth. Minus all the ugly bits, she still symbolised everything about being young: freedom, blissful ignorance, and high-spiritedness. I do not even think she pondered over deep or troubling questions, or ever thought too much, really. She did not take her appearance too seriously either, despite the fact that her profession revolved around it, she always had a natural/care-free look. And I think because she was so opposite of who I really am – an overly thoughtful and conscious person – that I began to gradually admire her spontaneous approach to life.

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Though how exactly can you *truly* live like Kate Moss when you are too occupied with the goals you want to achieve? The simple answer is that you can’t, really, because you shouldn’t aspire to live like Kate Moss. Instead, you should put all your attention in creating the best state of mind for yourself. Your thoughts about the future, your feelings towards others, your happiness – it should all be, to a certain extent, under your control.

Your youth should not be filled with too much anxiety for what’s going to come, but it also should not be completely out of your control. The best way to truly embrace your youth is to keep it always in front of you – you are seeing everything, and yet you are not moving away from achieving whatever it is you want to achieve.

And when it does get a little tough, it’s never too late to add a bit of Kate Moss’ truly young spirit throughout the journey.

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Xo, Pantalon Noir

 

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