Monday, January 19, 2009

Just Grow Up

What if... we didn’t have to grow up?

There are times I envy Peter Pan in his ability to avoid growing up. When you’re young, there are no bills to pay, no pain and hurt to experience (in most cases) but even when you do, you are almost clueless to it, and not a care in the world are present. It’s like you see the world as this magical realm in which you are now a part of. Your own fiction story in the making. And you can do anything (well, anything your parents will let you.. but that’s not such a big downside since you’re taken care of twenty-four seven.).

But, on the other hand, growing up is what sets us apart from any other living thing on earth. Not only that, but it can also have it’s major upsides. Learning, for one. Finding the one you are to be with forever, for another. Doing and becoming someone great. Staying up late and eating a whole pint of ice cream. Hehe ; ) I’m sure the list could go on.

So, while on one hand I would like to be young again to get away from all the stresses of life, on the other, I wouldn’t trade the world for all I’ve learned, all I’m doing, and who I’ve become.

What do you think? Would you want to go back to when you were younger? Why? Why not?



  1. There's an upside and downside to each choice, of course. Which is the heart of the Peter Pan story. I think it would be cool to be able to be a kid AGAIN, as in to go BACK to it, rather than stopping the process of being an adult entirely. But then, that's a little creepy maybe :)

    Have you seen THIS? It kinda deals with this very subject:


  2. Lol yeah, that might be just a little strange.. kinda like the movie The Strange Case of Benjamin Button, except he starts out young, gets older, then goes backwards. X)

  3. :D

    Cute blog....I enjoy your engaging of other readers, very cool.

    I think if I could go back I would not want to be a kid again; but the majority of that reason is for my unhealthy unbringing. But if I could go back I would go back to fond memory I have of swinging on some swings with my siblings and giggling away...I can't say what we were giggling about because I don't recall, but the moment was sweet and the innocence was full. We didn't have a responsibility or care in the world on that one day, just being a kid enjoying one another.

  4. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by!

    Yeah, that's what I think about too. One of my siblings and I seem to be growing apart, and I hate it. =\ I love my family so much.

    Thank you so much for sharing! :)