How nice it would be to live in a world where I could be completely carefree! It really is a nice sentiment. But it is not realistic.
Life is made up of situations where you have to make decisions that have many consequences to them. And when you begin a family, then the results from the choices you make could cause different issues for you and your family. (I am married and we will be having a son soon!) The one thing that is true for me is that I want peace in my household. Moreover, I want there to be love and peace between me and my wife and the boy-child that is to be making his entrance into the world in a few months.
There is nothing like coming home and having a peaceful household. Trust me: you can have a world full of cares, but if you have a household full of peace, then the world can take a backseat when you are home.
I have cares because of decisions that I made long ago. I lost college scholarships, which has put me in a place where I am now living in the land of never-ending student loans. I chose a major in school (anthropology if you are wondering), which caused me to still be longing for that job with a great salary. (There are sites like Forbes that declares anthropology as one of the worst college majors!) Well, it is my fault too. I did not make plans and create goals for myself when it came to what road I was going to embark upon after receiving my undergraduate degree. My point is if one does not reflect on decisions before they are made, then there may be a myriad of ramifications that will cause future headaches.
The thing is past mistakes that have brought a sometimes frustrating present has not taken away my peace. I find my peace in Jesus the Christ, which has abounded in my loving and peace-loving wife. She loves peace, I love peace. It has made for a wonderful marriage and a home that is in a (for the most part) perpetual state of serenity!
I have come to realize that living or being carefree is not truly possibly for most adults. I hope to give my son a carefree childhood. But adulthood comes with responsibilities, and responsibilities for one reason or another causes you to care. Although life brings about cares, the peace that one has (especially if in abundance) can block those cares from turning into worries and may allow an existence that still exudes joy.
Do not worry about being free of cares; desire to be wrapped in blankets of tranquility and running through fields of peacefulness!