Not everyone grows up at the same time…..
Not everybody grows up completely..… 🤔
Just because your age means your officially labeled as an adult, doesn’t make you a grown up 🔞
And we have adults who are very much children in grown bodies who have never made that full leap into the world of adulthood. Last but not least we have the confused teenagers (the kidults) who are adults when they want to be and kids when it suits their wants and needs.
The main one out of these which I want to focus on are the kidults. Are you that teenager or are you that adult, it’s a very confusing time for a teenage. You want the benefits of being an adult like freedom without any of the responsibility.
What I personally think would work well is if in our western culture we adopted a sort of initiation/coming of man process in which there is a clear time in which the teenager makes that transition. Is would clearly define the role and expectations of the teenager, without the confused in-between stage which I feel is why we have so many off the rail teenagers being so disrespectful to their elders. There will be a lot of structures that will need to be put in place to support my theory but I definitely think it could help out the problem of “kidulthood”.
But the thing is if you really want to feel like you did when you was when you was a child then it’s all about how you see things. As a child you was innocent so nothing had a predetermined outcome or feeling attached to it. It was all about trying new things and doing the things you liked. So to simply put it, everybody needs to grow up, but to experience the freedom and awe of a child you simply need to revert back in to a mental state of pure innocence.
Look out for what type of person you have around you, try and notice the signs, try and notice them in yourself, have you grown up?
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