Age is one of those subjects that really gets my hackles up. Age and dating, age and unemployment, age and privilege. It's probably because the adults in my life have placed me in "age-appropriate" boxes that were never really age appropriate for me.

They tell me I'm lucky to have the freedom that "youth" provides, despite that they put me in such a confining box. And that these boxes prevent me from be able to express the freedom older people talk about.

I'm simultaneously told I am free due to youth and that I must be caged by An Adult Who Knows Things.