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I Do Not Ever Want to Grow Up

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    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F Apr 15

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    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 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    I will be thrown into the real world with

    business workers who don't have souls and will dress and act like one of them. Hopefully if I'm lucky, along the way I won't lose myself. I will work at a desk and never make friends, I will drink coffee in the morning and beer at night. I will never find time for myself and...
    rose114 rose114 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I'll always be a kid at heart.

    I need to go ahead and have kids so I can have someone to play games with haha
    JoshuaAlan JoshuaAlan 26-30, M Feb 3

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    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Pokemon and our current gen of video games

    makes me want to stay a kid forever
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    taekwondogirl taekwondogirl 13-15, F Mar 11

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    I've Actually Already Growed Up But I Don't 'feel' It

    I still feel like I'm 20, but I'm gonna be 29 this year. I don't know why I feel this way. I guess I just love my inner child :)
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    Never....ever....ever!

    Awww yet again I am forced to write more than I want because my post is too short. Brevity EP is sometimes a good thing.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    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

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    I don't want to be old

    and cranky. The older I get the sweeter I'm going to be
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    xxooxx1986 xxooxx1986 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Tired Of Hearing It

    I hear a lot of ppl tell me I need to grow up because I never take anything seriously. Honestly I don't know how. If being grown up means being serious all the damn time I'd rather be kid all my life.
    CookiezRrad CookiezRrad 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Samcoyou Samcoyou 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Pillow forts have no age limit

    when you’re awesome.
    PinkP0werRanger PinkP0werRanger 26-30, F a week ago

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    Go me "I ever want to grow up" means

    that I dot want to lose that thing that kids have. Why do they have? Joy, amazement, questions, wonder, awe, adventure, curiosity. Kids experience things so differently than adults do. I know I have to get older and take on responsibilities; but I don't want to lose the part of...
    3milyFaye 3milyFaye 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Lovechriscornell Lovechriscornell 26-30, F Jun 8

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    My sis is almost 18 and she is a learner

    and soon to be an adult, I'm 14 and I don't want to grow up, I want to stay in school with my friends forever! I don't want hard work and I want to have life easy.
    minimuscle minimuscle 13-15, M Apr 30

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    I don't want to grow up

    because staying young forever would be awesome!!:)
    ChiyoStorm14 ChiyoStorm14 13-15, F Mar 22

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    My grandma always says do things

    while you are young and the older i get i agree thats it true. During highschool you thing you think you"ll be young forever then it hits you once you graduate that moments dont last forever.
    4heartsnroses 4heartsnroses 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    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...
    Piptery Piptery 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    If This Is Growing Up, No Thanks

    My parents live in a world of insurance payments, tax payments etc. Seems like the more possessions you have, the more tax you gotta pay. Their conversations revolve around said never-ending payments, discussing the lives of local farmers, and how new door handles would make a...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2012

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    I'm 24 and I definitely don't act my age

    but that's because I feel everyone around wants to act grown. They deny themselves of what they want just to be perceived a certain way. Not me!
    tyo789 tyo789 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 27

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    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

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    I'm a Toys R Us Kid!

    Things seem to be so much simplier as a child! Life in the palm of your hands kind of feeling. I love to think about how time is so wonderful, and now looking back on my childhood, I remember everything from having no sense of time, to just being a kid. Toys or not, playing with...
    nichole05 nichole05 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    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
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    "I wish I could say this was a story about how

    I got on the bus a boy and got off a man more cynical, hardened, and mature and ****. But that’s not true. The truth is I got on the bus a boy. And I never got off the bus. I still haven’t” -The Boy (Childish Gambino)
    Poetical Poetical 16-17, M Mar 1

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    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    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

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    I don't wanna grow up.

    Im a Toys R Us kid.
    catchphrasejones catchphrasejones 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I don't want to witness the cruel world

    that I have to deal with when I grow up.
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    harliemo harliemo 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    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 18-21, M Feb 23

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses May 15

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    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 13-15 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    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

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    Forever Young

    I want to be forever young so that I will be carefree, innocent, decent looking and lack the great responsibilities that come with adulthood.  Growing up is scary plus you get wrinkles and all that. 
    reset reset 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23, 2010

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    I absolutely don't wanna grow up.

    I wanna be independent and see what the real world is like but I know I'm gonna miss my childhood for sure.
    mullingar1 mullingar1 13-15, F Jan 18

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    Growing Up Sucks!

    I have nothing against adults, but I notice that older you get, the more crap life dishes out to you. I have dealt with more than enough during my lifetime. However, life keeps giving me more and more to deal with. More and more, and every time I get some new responsibility, and...
    Brleha Brleha 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    Life is easy when you are young.

    You can play with toys and make up stories without people judging and ruining your playtime. You can carry that special friend around and others think its cute. The only things you have to worry about is what Mum is cooking for dinner and if your plate is going to have...
    PicassoSan PicassoSan 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    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 18-21, M 4 Responses May 4, 2012

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    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 21-25, F 12 Responses Oct 23, 2006

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    I'm a toys r us kid!!

    ! ..lol nah but actually I always think about not wanting to grow up at all. Eversince I was young teenager, I always say I will never grow old. Then after high school graduation…reality hits you. But I handle it throughout the years..still saying to myself I'm still young to...
    jonnygoode74 jonnygoode74 36-40, M Feb 24

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    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    ....

    "Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional."
    anteye anteye 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 23, 2006

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    Me Either

    sometimes in an adult world you can become so overwelmed you revert to being a kid.the innocence of a child is the most pure thing on this planet.we were all there at one time,some of us just forget what it was like being a kid,not corrupted
    tramolished tramolished 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    When I was 11 I told my mum I didn't want to

    turn into a teen. I am now 16 and I act quite immature but I still take care of my younger brother and sisters and do a bit of chores in the house. But these days my mum forgot what I told her and tells me to act more mature and grow up it frustrates me.
    howlovelyx howlovelyx 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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