I forget whose quote that is but it encapsulates what I’m about to say perfectly.
Every and each parent wants their kids to grow up and old. That’s what I usually hear. “Eat a lot so you’ll grow bigger” or “Drink this so you’ll grow taller”. How many times we as kids had heard such an idea during our childhood, conveying the constant message of “being an adult is much better and being kids is inferior”?
Yes, in some way I have to agree on this proposition that being an adult is way cooler. Kids are constrained in every possible way to live as a real human. They can’t drive a Porsche legally. They can’t watch porn. They can’t drink even a sip of liquor. But hey, is that what adulthood essentially means? Excessive self-indulging? Overflowing sense of proud?
So why is being kids and enjoying our childhood a lot sexier than getting our first driving license in the first place? Simple. Because responsibility SUCKS. Here’s the down side of adulthood every kid should cringe, responsibility. Not only we have to be responsible for each of ourselves, but also for people around us, whether or not you love them.
So if you’re one of those previously happy kids wishing to grow old faster , you may find yourself wrong. Nothing compares to the bliss of chidlhood. Being carefree, spending your entire day to play with whatever you think and cry afterwards because you fall down or stumble upon something on your way is worth more than any money the adults on the planet combined. In fact, they spend a fortune just to feel how to be kids again because some of adults don’t even know how to cry anymore. They don’t know how to let go the pain within themselves. As a consequence, they go numb psychologically, deteriorating emotionally, withering spiritually and decide to seek professional assistance, i.e. psychologists, psychiatrists, and (recently) technological aids that offer ‘quick fix’ to channel our emotional trash…social media.
*So this very post is actually to pay tribute to every kid out there and inside me. Let’s be childlike( not childish) adults.