"Life's Obligations" explains the different stages of responsibilities we all have throughout our long lives.

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Life's Obligations

As we grow older, our responsibilities grow with it. From childhood, teenage, and parenting years, there are countless changes people go through. These changes require mental and physical abilities. Whether it's from playing all day without a worry in the world, going to school, or working all day and taking care of your family.

Most childhood kids have the least amount of obligations. When they wake up, most eat a little breakfast. After this, playing games or watching television is what a lot of kids do that stay home. Parents that can't stay home usually put their kids in daycare or preschool. Slightly older children go to school all day. These kids watch TV or play afterwards. Some children do chores like putting the folded clothes away or putting away clean dishes. They don't have to worry about paying bills or keeping the house tidy.

Teenagers have more responsibilities than children do.

Most go to school all day, then go to work. When they do get free time, teens usually spend time away from home with their friends. In addition to this, the telephone seems like it is going to ring off its hook, due to their friends calling non stop. Though some teens are pleasant through their hormone changes, most are very intolerable. Teens go through a stage of being smarter than everyone, and their decisions are never wrong. Parents try to prepare them for the world outside, but

most don't listen. After they move out, they find keeping a house, paying bills, and working is exactly what their parents tried to explain to them.

A lot of parents are considered the most committed people on Earth. Parents have happiness along with stress from daily routines. As soon as they wake up, their hectic day begins. First,