A bit of a redundant statement, but it's true. Life will throw you through a loop and it will beat you down and bring you up. If you're ready for it, life is an exciting adventure, if you aren't, it's a terrifying challenge. Growing up is what prepares you for the rest of your life. You start as a young child and hopefully by the time you are ready to join society as a fully functioning member of society, you are ready. I know that my growing up has made me ready, and life can come hit me full force. Bring it on.