Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Forever Young

Today is a friend's birthday. She doesn't like growing up, because she'll "lose" her childhood.

It comes down to point where you have to choose. Do you want to grow up or not? Most of us say "Hell no!", but that doesn't seem to affect anything. When it is about choosing that, it isn't much of a choice. Yes, you can choose to act like a kid, all cheerful and what not, life doesn't give up on you, though.

Before going on, I have to make clear what I understand under the word "child" and "adult". A child is a human being that isn't ready or willing to take up responsibilities. An adult, on the other hand, is somebody who has the duty to be responsible. I'm not talking about wanting to be that, but rather needing  to be.

Let me resume. As humans we have to decide about some things that are closely bound with our future, such as study/job opportunities and college choices. And that's where "dilemmas" come into play. If you don't know what that means, it means "something that has two solutions". It's a Greek word. By that it's implied that you have many good options to choose from and you are unable to decide.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but time isn't something that you can control, right?

In that sense you can't really control if you will burst into adulthood or not. That's based on the technicality that states, everybody that is of age (18+) is to be considered an adult. But I don't believe we grow up, I believe we grow old..

So what is really adult behavior? In short: Something no one is willing to try out. Even if one, themselves, wishes  that they were "treated like adults", once they are, they regret it immediately.

Life gives you more and more responsibilities as you grow wiser, but there's this false notion that "wiser" means older.

The only thing we can do is to cherish our inner child and never let go of everything simple that made us happy as kids, and still does, as we grow.