I overheard two girls talking to each other on the street today. One of them was 16 years old, the other one 22. And I thought I want to share this with you, since it tells a lot about growing up in Brazil and you will not hear a conversation like this in Germany.

22years: “Do you go out a lot?”

16years: “No. Not at all.”

22years: “Oh. Why not?”

16years: “Because of my familiy.”

22years: “You stay with your family all the time? Also on the weekends?”

16years: “Yes. My father doesn’t want me to go out.”

22years: “I know this. My family is like this as well. I mean, I am 22 years old and I still have a curfew.”

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