Never Grow Up


I’m not sure why, but I’ve been in a particularly “Peter Pan” mood lately. Maybe it’s got something to do with the number of adult responsibilities that I’ve been having to take care of. But the point is:

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Because even if you’re in your 30’s, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy little “immature” things. When you become and adult (whenever that is – because I’m 22 now and just feel like a teenager trying to make it in a grown up world) it doesn’t mean that you are no longer allowed to go to Disney or sit down for a weekend of video games. It doesn’t mean that you have to give up playing with Legos or dolls – though face it, most of us do anyways.

Being an adult really, really sucks. Keeping track of a budget, paying bills on time, car maintenance, doctor’s appointments, going to work so you keep having money to take care of all these adult things. It all sucks. Gone are the days where we could just play all day and our biggest worry was who took our favorite box of crayons or what clothes our Barbie dolls should wear. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun.

Take the time to be immature once in a while. Enjoy life and look at the world and admire all of it’s wonderful things. Never stop appreciating the little things in life, and never stop seeing the world as a wonderful and magical place. I think that’s where most adults go wrong – they grow up and all of their energy is focused on work and survival. They lose the colorful rose-tinted light that they used to see their environment in. Things aren’t new and amazing anymore. It all becomes a two-tone black and white film where everything is dull. Don’t let that happen to you. Keep seeing the world as wonderful. Don’t lose faith in people’s abilities to be good. Stay optimistic about life. Never grow up.

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3 thoughts on “Never Grow Up

  1. Mrs Strawberry Blonde says:

    Excellent post! And you don’t have to grow up. Ever!

    I’m 35 and my husband and I essentially live like two eight-year-olds whose parents are away. Yes, we’re responsible people with serious and responsible jobs (I work in financial services, regulatory compliance, and my husband is a country manager for a company with offices worldwide), but when we’re at home, we’re having pizza and ice cream at midnight, we stay up until silly o’clock, we watch cartoons, we poke each other in the side, then we have some more ice cream… and we both enjoy computer games. I’m a Super Mario fan, he loves his strategy games. And I don’t think we’ll ever change. πŸ™‚

    I think no one has to grow up if they don’t want to. As long as people are 100% professional at work, they can unleash their inner child in their own time. πŸ™‚

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