Growing Up

Topics: Mind, Thought, The Mistake Pages: 2 (616 words) Published: March 12, 2011
When I Grow Up..
“Being ‘grown up’ isn’t as fun as the idea of growing up.” -AmberGrace Seguin
Remember when we were young and all we could think of was growing up and getting to do ‘grownup’ things? We spent our whole childhood thinking of what we would do when we finally ‘grew up’, and here we are, almost completely grown up and we still haven’t made up our mind of what it is we will do when we grow up. We’ve painted this pretty little picture in our head of what it’ll be like when we eventually do grow up, and when it finally comes for the picture to be taken off the wall and put into action, it’s not nearly as fun as creating the painting. “Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.”

We all have the choice to grow up, but one thing we have absolutely no control over is growing old. We cannot stop time and let it stand still forever. However, we have the choice to allow our minds to continuously stay in a child state or mature to an adult. If we choose to let our mind mature into an adult state, we must accept the adult consequences. “If your gonna screw up, do it while you're young. Older you get, the harder it is to bounce back.” -Winston Groom

As you grow into an adult, society perceives you to make fewer mistakes, which is ironic because as you grow older you continue to make more and more mistakes to become the person you wish to be. But, you must remember that as you make a mistake, it’s not an innocent one anymore, society has consequences; you don’t get put in the corner to think about what you’ve done, you are put in jail. And as you try to forget the mistake you made, society never will. It will follow you until the day you die, unlike the innocent mistakes you make when you are an adolescent. “Now I'm growing and I can see my faults. I can look at myself objectively and say I can't blame anyone else; it was my own damn fault.” -Christopher Atkins

As we continue to grow up, we take more responsibility on ourselves with...
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