Miley Cyrus is Engaged
If you were wondering if, as a 19 or 20-year-old, it’s cool to marry that “long-term” boyfriend of yours, worry no more, Miley has cleared the way. I know this has been done by pop divas of the past, but I think this one is really hitting home because Miley and I kind of like grew up together (soul sisters obv).
Honestly, the fact that she was able to play off that picture of her ripping a bong does give her a little street cred, but that does make me question her decision to get married at 19. Since she and I are the same age (she’s actually three months older), I’m gonna approach this as if I were getting married. Let me put it into perspective:
- Three years ago, I had never done anything illegal
- Three years ago, I went to my first concert
- Three years ago, I started driving
- Two years ago, I got drunk with friends for the first time
- Two years ago, I traveled alone for the first time
- Two years ago, I “moved out” of my house, but have never really lived outside of a dorm/on my own
- One year ago, I started making decisions for myself
- This year was the first time I felt like an adult
First things first, Miley Cyrus was definitely not as sheltered as me, but I still think that I am exactly where I should be at my age: not too immature, but definitely not too mature. Suffice it to say that she is too young to get married.
I could chock this up to celeb lifestyles or crazy party girl tendencies, but I think this pattern is mimicked in normal girls my age or younger all the time, albeit on a smaller scale. In fact, it starts as soon as one of your girlfriends hits puberty. Things tend to escalate from there.
After that there’s popularity based on bra size, horrible eyeshadows, caked makeup, all that horror in middle school and high school. The whole “who develops first” thing is a competition until you get to college and the cliques of high school are broken apart and go their own ways.
Miley Cyrus is still playing this game if she can’t appreciate the value of preserving her youth and immaturity, but I, for one, am glad that my friends and I are beyond it.