They tell us to grow up, to act our age. Of course when the actions we choose causes damage, inflict pain, then yes, acting in better judgement is required. With experience comes that understanding.
Still, I listen as they tell you to ‘grow up’, spitting distaste and judgments clotted with scorn. Grow up? I see a world, where age no longer defines how ‘grown up’ we are. There are adults, who run our world, scrapping in childish schemes cloaking themselves in an artificial veil; by chiding others. Politicians are almost too embarrassing. Awkward shambles for votes, abusing the skies with their jabbing of fingers, and prideful protests. You watch as they kiss babies foreheads in attempt to ‘win the people’s hearts’, grinning those practiced smiles. Then I see younger children, who beam at the sight of bubbles; uncaring of ‘adultness’. Gleefully giggling – the most innocent of sounds. Yet as silly as those bubbles are floating away in unison, bursting faster than it took them to be blown, they are still a source of excitement, they are still what makes that small face smile in delight. We are told to grow up – grow up into an adult world polluted with miseries, stress and unending worry. Being an adult doesn’t mean we need to be so buried in the gravity of work, we cease to play – so serious that jokes are no longer a part of our life. I am not saying that you are to not take responsibility; in fact do so, but in a way that involves a bit of fun. Who says living means you need to be so staid? Why can’t it also be an adventure.
Don’t go and blame time. I know that reason all too well, how there’s not enough of it, or you have none at all. It’s so overused that it becomes just an excuse. Make time, don’t be run by it. If being ‘grown up’ means I can’t be a kid inside, I can’t act ridiculous, I can’t dance around while thudding to an invisible drum set, strum to an imaginary guitar or sing aloud to my heart’s content. I choose going on adventures, and discovering magic in this world. I choose immaturity.
(I asked someone close to me about this one, apparently I use too many ‘big words’. Not sure if this is any better but I’m feeling uninspired right now, so this shall be the final edit bleh)