I Do Not Ever Want to Grow Up

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    I'm 21 years-old but certainly don't act like

    it. I've been properly deemed a "man-child". My Netflix list is full of cartoons. If a show doesn't make me laugh, I probably won't watch it; live-action shows have to be above and beyond funny if they want my attention (like "The Office"). Before having Netflix (going to...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 15, 2014

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    carlyccaa carlyccaa
    26-30, F
    Oct 19, 2015

    I'm 22 But....

    I'm 22 but..... I still like to play hide and seek.... I still read comics I still want my daddy to protect me I still like to act childish I still like to splash around in the bathtub I still like to play in the woods I still sing in the dark What do still want to do...
    linda linda
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Oct 23, 2006

    what does being a grown up really mean,

    I will always not make sense, and enjoy playing my way
    tiffsica tiffsica
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2015

    I'm a hardcore need when it comes to things

    like Peter Pan, Pokemon, bakugan, anime, etc. :D
    Distancexx Distancexx
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    The horrifying moment

    when you're looking for an adult but then you realize you are an adult. So you look for an older adult, someone successfully adulting. An adultier adult. Gosh my thought process today is cray hahaha
    samipee samipee
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2015

    exactly 4 months today I will be 20.

    ..life is so short! next thing I know I'm going to be an old lady looking back at my life, scary stuff. still get asked for Id when I want to watch an age 15 film though -.-
    aimsdisneyox aimsdisneyox
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 23, 2015

    Toys R Us Kid

    im almost 30. i still play video games and watch cartoons.  i play with toys with my sons. i like riding bikes and my mother wonders why i still play video games but i told her i am what i am. she thought that by now i should grow up but naaaah! people who act old and all...
    thatguy78 thatguy78
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 28, 2007

    I don't want to be old

    and cranky. The older I get the sweeter I'm going to be
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2014

    When I was little, whenever I had a nightmare,

    I would take my pillow and a blanket to my parents room and sleep on the floor next to their bed.
    epicanimelover epicanimelover
    18-21, M
    Nov 10, 2015

    Life just gets worse

    as the years pass. Hitting puberty at a young age really freaked me out. School got harder. I'm only working because it's what society demands. I'm so afraid of growing up that I developed anorexia nervosa and starved away my curves and menses. But I can't turn back the clock of...
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2015

    I'm applying for a Toys R US job,

    if I have to have a job, it'll be one I enjoy working at.
    epicanimelover epicanimelover
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    well i was always told hey

    why don't you grow up by my siblings mostly not because I was immature. but because I had a bedwetting problem which i never out grow. and they considered because of that I will always be a little boy that never grew up I always tried to treatment as such. including my mom never...
    afterthedead afterthedead
    56-60, M
    Jul 30, 2015

    I wish I could've been little

    for longer. I'm 17 and I never ever ever want to grow up I want to stay young forever. I wish I was like 5 again. No responsibilities!
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    Had to grow up too early.

    Looking forward to truly misbehaving as I age!!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    I just want to be a kid again.

    I don't like standing against the storms of life alone with an adults perspective
    AdolfHipster15 AdolfHipster15
    18-21, M
    Jun 18, 2015

    So F***Ing Afraid

    The fear of growing up literally consumes me. Everything will change. As morbid and sad as this is, my parents will probably die before me, my friends may die. It's just so much it seems. I know I sound terribly negative, and anytime I post things like this, I always get the type...
    mjme26 mjme26
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 17, 2013

    Youth and Regression

    Youth and Regression in an Infantile Society by John Zerzan G A T T O : M P 3 · R E A L Among the young there are quite a few examples of a tendency to regress or turn back. Whether or not these phenomena are characteristic of something called "Generation X" we must leave for...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 30, 2012


    "Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional."
    anteye anteye
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2006

    Sometimes I just think

    and dream. Sometimes about things I shouldn't but I do anyway. And tonight I was thinking about growing up. How you lose the ones you love and how you experience new and sometimes thrilling things. I just can't see it though. I know what I want but I can't see myself as an adult...
    xandria0217 xandria0217
    18-21, F
    Apr 26, 2015

    just from reading here

    and the msgs i get make me not want to grow up, seems adults are usually sad and angry with a lot of issues.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2015

    i miss the success of getting through the

    first 3 seconds of that dreadful extra~sour cry babys dubble bubble gum.... little mii,how i miss thee!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 10, 2016

    ******* PUBIC HAIR!!!

    Samcoyou Samcoyou
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2014

    I don't want to grow up.

    . Ever! Peter Pan, take me away to Neverland. Please!
    MissImaginaryy MissImaginaryy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    i will grow physically mentally emotionally

    but never spiritually i will always be freee im a little mermaid i dont wanna be on land id rather swim n dance in the ocean and play my golden harp
    heavenlytouch heavenlytouch
    26-30, F
    May 23, 2015

    No Please, I Do Not Want To.

    I do not want to grow up, I am not ready for the real world at all. All this crap that happened with my family, I really hate it. My oldest brother is fighting with my mom and she told him to be more independent. They are fighting are now my oldest brother is doing stuff on his...
    Desolatebones Desolatebones
    22-25, M
    3 Responses May 4, 2012
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    When I was going to get impressions

    for my braces, I have a gagging problem and couldn't do the impressions, after wiping my tears away and going back home, my dad stopped at an ice cream shop and got me a bowl of ice cream, I felt better after that. P.S. the braces were for my teeth and I was 16
    epicanimelover epicanimelover
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    I'm writing this not

    for the matter of being sad, maybe just to share my view, long ago i always wanted to grow up, and this is something still in me, to the point i always loved the idea of having grey hair, and always wished to have a beard, when i got it i always wished it turns grey lol, well...
    FuadAljeddawi FuadAljeddawi
    22-25, M
    Sep 19, 2015

    I don't know if I'll make it through college

    or high school for that matter. I need encouraging words to push me.😰
    BecomingBrave BecomingBrave
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2015

    Can't Let Go Of My Youth Xd

    No matter what age i become at each stage, i STILL ACT and FEEL like a kid!! XD lol I just can't help it. I would like watch a lot of kids shows and shows for teens. I really like Spongebob Squarepants, Adventure Time, Digimon, Yu Gi Oh, Yu Gi Oh GX, Yu Gi Oh 5D's, Pokemon, Ben 1...
    ImJen ImJen
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2011

    I think growing up sucks.

    You have to act a certain way, dress a certain way. I'm 46. I'm around 28-ish mentally!:) I just see how some people get as they get older. I don't want to wear boring clothes that are made for old people. I want to wear t-shirts with cool things on them like Marilyn...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Nov 7, 2015
    xxooxx1986 xxooxx1986
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014
    Lovechriscornell Lovechriscornell
    26-30, F
    Jun 8, 2014
    Madisonisakitty Madisonisakitty
    Aug 13, 2015

    I don't want to witness the cruel world

    that I have to deal with when I grow up.
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2014

    wish I was a little girl again like yknow a

    real one that cries over dropping her teddy bear and not the fact she hates herself
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    I want to grow up, as in be an adult,

    but I never want to lose my childlikeness. I'm so terrified that when I "grow up" I'll be conservative instead of a hippie. There's a song that says "Now that I'm older, my heart's colder" and I feel like so many times that happens when you "wake up" into this adult world. It's...
    birdsey birdsey
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2014
    romanalanski romanalanski
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2014

    In public, i act very mature

    and adult-ish, bit when i'm at home by myself i get so childish and energetic i feel i've never gone past 5, and it kinda saddens me that i am 18 yet still being a kid. I still watch our old cartoons we grew up with like Scooby Doo and Dexter and Ed Edd n Eddy just because its...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie
    22-25, M
    Feb 23, 2014

    I Will Always Be Me...

    a big kid at heart, i will always have a childish side and i will not change for anyone, i am who i am and im happy i am. i think deep down everyone had a bit of a child inside them, if we didnt were would the fun be :)
    crafterkim crafterkim
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2012

    I do want to grow up

    but just a little I don't want to be old just wanna stay young like forever growing up is kind of annoying everything is getting difficult and we have to leave our loved ones to see the whole mysterious world that's our life have to go through it
    christinelim819 christinelim819
    18-21, F
    Sep 21, 2015

    My Old Bed I recently remembered something

    from a few years ago, back around the time I was in middleschool. I was living with my dad at the time and he moved into a house with a big finished attic in it. It had this bright, colorful carpet that was a bunch of different colors but one thing I loved about it was an old...
    NeighFlowers NeighFlowers
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    When I get my own place,

    I'm buying a race car bed.
    epicanimelover epicanimelover
    18-21, M
    Nov 8, 2015

    I'm a forever child inside.

    I love Disney and I get excited over the little things. No matter how old I am I'll never be to old for Disney
    BooBear99 BooBear99
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2014
    bowsandarrows bowsandarrows
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    In Cullen there is a antique shop,

    first time I ever been there was just over a year ago. I saw my very first Barbie doll I got in 1984. The crystal barbie. Complete with everything, in a box. I do not know why I did not buy it but I did not 😕Today I returned to that shop. Walked directly to where I saw it...
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    41-45, F
    Mar 5, 2016

    I will turn twenty next year!

    ! Twenty years old, I don't find that young, I feel old and I think the reason why I am stressing over this is, is mainly because I am nowhere where I should be. I am starting university at 20 instead of 18, I am not good with responsibility, I have never had a job and I am...
    melonladyy melonladyy
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 4, 2014

    "Then we all grew up **** got tough **** just

    wasn't simple enough," -Alleyways, The Neighbourhood I think that song describes my feelings the best. I know that I want to stay young at heart and so does my sister and cousin and we often talk about it; what's really sad though is that everyone else around us is maturing and...
    laura270 laura270
    16-17, F
    Aug 13, 2015

    The other day while babysitting my cousins I

    realised I was the adult supervision. I don't want to be responsible one. I just wanna watch cartoons and eat cookies
    Chocopathno4 Chocopathno4
    Aug 13, 2015

    Don't Want To Grow Up

    Well, I'm 14 years old, grade 8. I don't want to grow up at all. I still played with Barbie dolls in grade six (i was 11 going on 12) and people made fun of me, so i stopped. I wish i didn't. My parents have packed my dolls away since then because i haven't used them in a while...
    offtowonderland offtowonderland
    1 Response Apr 15, 2012

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    allisoncc11 allisoncc11
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015
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