I Believe Growing Old Is Mandatory, Growing Up Is Optional

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    When you grow up who do you want to he like?

    That's a Blue Jay in the picture by the way..he's hidden, can you see him? 2 things for your consideration today..
    Tannasheart Tannasheart
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2015

    I work in the shipping department of a small to

    medium sized manufacturing warehouse. A month ago I spent my lunch break flying paper airplanes in a big open space in the warehouse. I even got a coworker to join in and we competed to see whose plane flew the furthest. I lost, but in playing around I was able to make my...
    bb662 bb662
    31-35, M
    Apr 9, 2015

    So True

    I'm a responsible adult, but I can be silly and have fun too. Laughter is important if you ask me.
    campcrazy campcrazy
    51-55, M
    Nov 3, 2013

    Amen. By the time I'm done,

    Dennis the menace will wish he was me;p
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Oct 29, 2014

    I still enjoy cartoons with the kids,

    I have Godzilla slippers, and I will always get stoked about dressing up for Halloween
    fitzpizzle fitzpizzle
    46-50, M
    Aug 25, 2015
    georgiat georgiat
    Jan 31, 2015

    Growing Old

    U maybe old doesn't mean you're mature. How do you measure maturity? I think by responsibility. Doesn't mean always serious but getting done what needs to be done
    Cjray57 Cjray57
    56-60, M
    Oct 26, 2013
    deleted deleted
    Aug 19, 2015

    There's no point in being grown-up

    if you can't be childish sometimes. ~The Doctor
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife
    22-25, M
    Feb 28, 2016

    Growing Old Is Mandatory... Growing Up Is Optional...

    I wish that people would think about the responsibility of being a parent more than they do. Most people just do it, or wind up pregnant and then *deal* with the consequences (which is a story for another day). Which I don't understand! Do they not even consider or realize that...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    41-45, M
    Aug 24, 2013

    Never gonna grow up. Ever.

    Ill always be mentally 10
    KrissyBearRawr KrissyBearRawr
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2014

    I've told people for more years

    than I care to remember that I may grow old, but I refuse to grow up. lol
    flirtingjoe flirtingjoe
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    I read a nice quote that sums it up

    nicely: Being adult doesn't mean that you can make decisions, but that you must make decisions
    Evened Evened
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2014

    Age and ageing is a daily transcendence.

    Some people look their age, most don't act their age. It's relative. Men have the capacity, despite responsibilities, to act like boys almost every day. It's not like they consider anything serious enough to really want to be grown up. But again it's something relative. Men...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    I take responsibility seriously,

    but I am determined to grow older disgracefully, my kids and grand kids think I should slow down, and my gf is 27 years younger than me, why should I?
    uknaked uknaked
    66-70, M
    6 Responses Sep 12, 2015
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