I like how adulthood makes you more mature, the problems is that many people (within my age group at least) don't pick up that part of adulthood till much, much later (or I'm just odd). People lose their childhood innocence too fast. :/
Plus most adults wouldn't chase each other around and play games together
I never wanted to grow up. I used to think that all the kids my age who couldn't wait to grow up or be a teenager were ridiculous. I'm still the same way. The future may have a lot of possibilities, but so does now.
Can I just say... NEITHER!!!! some days i want to be as grown up as an adult, then some days i just want to be the age i am (13) and other days i want to be younger so i can get away with doing things! C:
Adulthood feels much better, and I'm 26. I hated being a kid and being put down by adults and laughed at by other kids all the time. (That doesn't mean I put others down in revenge since I grew up. I don't. I just feel glad with not having to prove that I'm as good a human being as others are and I can be counted with too.)
CreepingBoNEFeatured By OwnerFeb 1, 2011Hobbyist General Artist
I'm both. I'm a single child so I was always responsible, and was always treated (and expected to act like) an adult. I get adult humor and like to think of myself as intelligent; at the same time I am a wild child, I prefer being alone and running through the bush (Australian version of woods), climbing trees, swimming in creeks and such.
XD So I can be a perfect child when it's needed, but as soon as I'm alone, I go wild
being in that moment of my life when i have to say ok, stop, you're an adult, find a job and live on your own, pay taxes, pay rent, pay bills, pay gas, think about your future, save money, think about children, house, wedding, i answered ADULTHOOD SUCKS. hard to be 21. but childhood sucks too when you get the best marks and wear glasses so.......
When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up fast..now (being 15) I feel like I never wanna grow up and I just wanna stay a teenager forever. Even though adulthood has alot of nice stuff, I have the feeling that my life would be happier if I could stay a teen forever. /: But I believe that my opinion about that might change, so I guess I'll have to wait and see what happens when I'm older
What if I just want life to go on at it's own pace so I can enjoy everything and learn a little from each mistake, while trying to get ready for the time when I need to make my own way in the world. (oh, sheesh, that sounded so chliché-ish almost like I took it from a song/book/poem or something <.> but I'm serious)
If I could, I'd go back to being a child and go to fucking Neverland! D8
Ok, on a more serious note. I think I'm a little behind in my development. I had to grow up pretty quickly, and I've always been more mature than people around me, but I can't really handle responsibilities or expectations and just functioning in everyday life mostly leads to stress, anxiety and severe depression. So yeah, growing up definitely sucks. There are a few, few good things about not being a child, but the bad things outweighs it massively.
Devlin-ArchangelFeatured By OwnerFeb 1, 2011 Digital Artist
Technically I'm both. When I was a kid I always wanted to have more privileges and grow up faster, especially after becoming a teenager. Now I'm an adult, I can pretty much do as I please, and I realize that the responsibilities completely outweigh the benefits. Sure, I sit naked in my living at 4am watching an R rated movie eating chocolate ice cream and gummi worms for breakfast.... but is it really worth it to have to keep a job, pay all these bills, do all this housework, pander to my caseworker, etc etc etc?
Even when I was really young I was always talking to adults more than anyone in my age group. Even when I was supposed to play soccer I was talking to the parents. Anyways I've always been much more grown up than anyone my age, and even now I still kinda think that I'm a little mentally older than everyone around me. Personally I think adulthood will be expensive but awesome. Albeit I have no disolusions about adulthood, so I feel I may be left a bit less hopeful for adulthood.
When I was a kid, i wanted to stay a kid forever, but when I became an adult, I became friends with other adults who chose not to grow up, and I realized that that I really want to be a responsible adult. I think both states of being are valid, but are depressing when they're reversed--kids who waste their childhood wishing to be older or adults who are consistently irresponsible and immature.
Of course ^.^ Best thing to do is not panic, and if things don't go the way we want or hope they go by the time our bday rolls around, it's alright, just keep planning and try not to stress out I guess you know?
Actually I'm eighteen already. It's not as bad as some people try to tell you, but you ARE expected to be more mature and are given more responsibilities, as if on your birthday you will suddenly be able to do a bunch of things you have little to no experience doing. It's great yet kinda sucks. My best advise (I liked yours) is to take things one step at a time, even if that's not fast enough for some of the people in your life. It's your future after all.