你会发现，宽容被压力代替。从“不用担心，他还是小孩儿，他需要在错误中成长，也需要玩儿” 变成了 “你现在是大人了，你真的还需要玩儿吗？现在你有责任了，不能做错，也不允许失败。你必须成功！”
你会发现，狂想被小看代替。从“梦想远大，目标远大 “ 变成了“嘿，醒醒！你不是小孩儿了，你为什么还梦想着做这个或那个？”
在我青春的前六年，我一直试图接受现实并不像我过去 想象的那样美好。这就是为什么我说，对我来说，青春要接 受真相。虽然这听起来很悲伤、很沮丧，但其实并没有那么 糟糕，至少对我来说是这样。慢慢地，我开始接受成年的时 光和童年的不同。那是在我十八岁左右的第二段青春的时期，我对中国和汉语有了更多的了解。从那时起，我对中国的一 切都开始感兴趣，令我惊讶的是，中文成为了一件带给我喜 悦的事情，让我有了追逐梦想的勇气。不知不觉，我的第二 段的青春时光都在学习汉语中度过，同时也在慢慢地学一些 中国文化。
Youth, fleeting, but also full of dreams and energy, adventure and challenge.
Youth, according to the United Nations, is from the age of fifteen to twenty-four, and it is a period of youth that everyone will have in their lives.
If youth really is from fifteen to twenty-four years old, then we can say that youth has nine years. Now, my question is: what is youth to you? What did you do for your youth? Before answering me, I’d love to share my story first.
For me, youth is a time to accept the truth. Although my youth is not quite over yet, I have spent the first six years of my youth, which means I have only three years left to call it youth. During the first six years, I have experienced and seen a lot of things happen. My youth has been a bumpy road, and nothing has been interesting enough for me since my youth. Then why do I say that youth is the time to accept the truth? because I feel,
Youth is the time when people face reality.
Most people spend their early lives full of encouragement, tolerance, understanding and even crazy dreams. But when they are youth, those things slowly fade away and are gradually replaced by reality. No encouragement, no tolerance, and no understanding. Why? Because they say, “You’re a big boy/girl now,” or “You’re almost a big man.”
You will find that encouragement is replaced by doubt. From “It’s okay, you can go ahead” to “Can you really do it? If you do it, is it really okay?”
You will find that tolerance is replaced by stress. From “Don’t worry, he is still a child, he needs to grow up through mistakes, and he needs to play” to “You are an adult now, do you really need to play? Now you are responsible and can’t do anything wrong. , and failure is not allowed. You must succeed!”
You will find that understanding is replaced by questions. From “No problem, don’t worry, you are still young, do whatever you want” to “How long do you want to play? Are you doing things well? Why don’t you know what to do, what to learn, like what?”
You will find that fantasies are replaced by contempt. From “Dream Big, Go Big” to “Hey, wake up! You’re not a kid anymore, why are you still dreaming about this or that?”
As these things happen, it seems that adults are not allowed to show their childish side. These things happen as if adults are not allowed to dream big. It’s a pity that our society is like this, they give the year
Young people put too much pressure, as if in a golden age, in an era of rapid development, we have to become superhumans. For the first six years of my youth, I was trying to accept that reality was not as good as I had imagined it to be. That’s why I say, for me, youth is about accepting the truth. As sad and frustrating as it sounds, it’s not that bad, at least for me. Slowly, I began to accept the difference between adulthood and childhood. It was in the second period of my youth around the age of eighteen, and I learned more about China and the Chinese language. Since then, I have become interested in everything about China, and to my surprise, Chinese has become something that brings me joy and gives me the courage to pursue my dreams. Before I knew it, I spent the second period of my youth learning Chinese, and at the same time I was slowly learning some Chinese culture.
Lately, I have become more and more confident in myself. Normally, many people study at university in their second youth, but I have been working in a coal company since the day I was eighteen, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. At that time, I was studying Chinese while working. When I was 20 years old, I applied to a university, so at that time I was working, going to university every day, and studying Chinese for an hour every day. Last year, when I entered Huaqiao University to study Chinese, I made up my mind that I would cherish this time and study Chinese seriously. For this reason, I quit my job. On the day I was about to resign, I reviewed my journey of learning Chinese and understanding China. I was wondering why I like China-related things so much. Later I found out that it was because of the Chinese and everything in China, accompany me through the second period of my youth. It was Chinese that helped me get out of the black hole of self-pity and wiped away the tears left in my first stage of youth. If I hadn’t learned Chinese, I would have been very lost trying to figure out what I wanted to do, what my goals were, what my dreams were. If I hadn’t tried to understand Chinese culture, I would have been busy envy others.
Some people also think that youth is a very depressing time, full of stress and expectations of others. I used to think the same way, but now I think youth is a time that I need to cherish more, because youth cannot be rewinded. Because of Chinese, I enjoy the joy of youth, a time when I only focus on myself and ignore the expectations of people and the pressure that society puts on me. When I study Chinese, it’s almost like a wall is built between me and the outside world, it helps me to silence the noise, calm me, teach me how to study well, how to be friends with myself, even when there is no one to support and When you understand, you can also support yourself to persevere. It made me realize, most importantly, that I understand what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, whether I’m happy or not, at a time when other people’s opinions don’t matter as much.
As I write this speech, I did spend some time thinking about my relationship with China and what I should say. I find that this year is the last time of my second period of youth, because in September I will become a twenty-two year old and start my third period of my youth. I don’t know what your youth is like, and I don’t know what my own third period of youth will be like, but I know that some things about China, especially Chinese, helped me a lot when I was young , help me not to pay attention to other people’s expectations, help me not to be depressed about the future, help me focus on my own development, so that I can slowly become a better person, also gave me new hope. Now, my dream is to go to China and experience everything I’ve learned about China.
Although my youth is coming to an end, I am forever grateful for it. It shaped who I am today and led me to explore all of China. Maybe my youth is not the most beautiful compared to others, but I know that in this life, my youth is perfect for me.
Finally, I will end this speech with my sincere wishes to every young person: seize their youth; enjoy their youth; dare to chase their dreams! Thank you!