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Doing childlike things when you get older...
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Posted 8/15/13
I see it as "Who cares?". Im 30, have a mortgage, pay my bills, and have a 2 year old daughter that i take care of. If i want to go to conventions, watch anime all night, and frequent Toys R Us just to see what new nerf guns are out, thats what im going to do.
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i'm 16, and honestly i'm really still 10. why get a job when there's cartoons to watch? why do homework when there's video games to be played? eventually, my immaturity is going to catch up to me, but until then i'm going to enjoy the tiny sliver of little me there is left.
to be honest, i don't want to grow up, and as much as i fight it, i'm going to have to. but for now it's my choice what i do and i choose to be a kid.
so yes, it's totally okay to still do childish things, because growing up is hard as hell. we have to enjoy being young while we still can.
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Posted 8/16/13

MakotoKamui wrote:

I'm probably the exact wrong person to answer this, but I say enjoy what you do, however you do it. People often say I don't act my age, either, and I say "why should I?" I still like my anime and often wear t-shirts and shorts and stuff like that, even at my advanced age.


Dang... I'm already a little more than half your age. O_o Is it really that bad to wear shorts and t's at 33?

Honestly, I don't ever plan on changing who I am. Maturity is irrelevant. Maturity is for people with a certain status that society holds up to them. Even then there are exceptions (also, what about comedians?!).

I've learned now not to change myself for other people. I mean... Even when I'm getting to that middle-age stage, I'll be playing games, I'll be watching anime, I'll be kicking it with friends when they want to kick it. I don't know how a possible future girlfriend would feel about that, but if she can't accept me for me... Well, that's too bad.

To quote a pop song I heard on the radio: "Life is a game made for everyone, and love is the prize."

Not just romantic love, but passion and meaning that you find in things that you also just love about life.
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Posted 8/16/13

stockingsan wrote:

i'm 16, and honestly i'm really still 10. why get a job when there's cartoons to watch? why do homework when there's video games to be played? eventually, my immaturity is going to catch up to me, but until then i'm going to enjoy the tiny sliver of little me there is left.
to be honest, i don't want to grow up, and as much as i fight it, i'm going to have to. but for now it's my choice what i do and i choose to be a kid.
so yes, it's totally okay to still do childish things, because growing up is hard as hell. we have to enjoy being young while we still can.


Well, with hobbies like games and anime, having a job isn't so bad. Stuff's expensive lol

Eh, I'm only 18, and I work 2 - 3 days a week at the local GameStop (perfect job for me). Maybe I'm just lucky in having barely enough cash to do a little bit here and there, and I still have the 4 - 5 other days off.

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Posted 8/16/13
tru tru, i'm probably going to have to look into getting a job if i want to keep up with my numerous hobbies. i'm still in the stage where i can mooch off my parents but that isn't going to last much longer. plus having my own money would be like 10000x better than spending someone elses. it's like freedom.

and i've always wanted to work at a place like gamestop, i'm really into video games and such (although i don't refer to myself as a gamer) and working there would be like, totally ideal for me. not having to work that often and still having some spending money sounds really cool though, plus you're gettin paid to do what you like. win/win situation.

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I'm terrible. I am more lazy than I want to be and I spend my free time doing nothing I can remember. No good comes of it, but I do not stop.

I think it's the fact that I have to live at home until I get into school. Being here drives me insane. I never feel so cooped up when I'm living outside.

I still have a childish imagination and like to dig up my old Lego sets from time to time. And I watch cartoons and will likely continue to do so forever. Sometimes I still play with bugs and pretend I'm in my own weird world.
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Posted 8/16/13
I have my inner-child and he has to be let out every now and then. I know when to act mature, but sometimes the child can step in and stick his tongue out. Hell, I just recently bought a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers t-shirt ( Red Ranger ) and a Kingdom Hearts t-shirt. I never wore this type of stuff when I was younger because I was never givin' the chance to be free. Now, In a few days time I will be moving out of the parents house finally and down to Florida. It's going to be awesome.

I sleep with my teddy bear every now and then, but once I'm in Florida its probably going to be an every-night thing.
Posted 8/16/13

Morbidhanson wrote:

I'm terrible. I am more lazy than I want to be and I spend my free time doing nothing I can remember. No good comes of it, but I do not stop.

I think it's the fact that I have to live at home until I get into school. Being here drives me insane. I never feel so cooped up when I'm living outside.

I still have a childish imagination and like to dig up my old Lego sets from time to time. And I watch cartoons and will likely continue to do so forever. Sometimes I still play with bugs and pretend I'm in my own weird world.


Hey. Legos never get old. Ever. I can turn 40 and I will still have my old Lego sets.
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Posted 8/16/13
I was far too serious when I was a kid. I'm making up for it now.
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Posted 8/16/13
My mentality of it all is that I'll always be a kid, just one that has gained more privileges. It's silly to think you can't do something you enjoy because you're a bit older.
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I think it's a good thing, since i grew up in a strict house hold that didn't give me a choice in how I wanted to act. So when I see someone acting younger or older than they are I think they are lucky to have the choice to do so. So don't question it you are in the right.
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Posted 8/16/13
this is funny... childish lol

childish is like a child .... EVERYONE IS A CHILD OF SOMEONE


so .. everything is childish ... tell them that next time someone commits to making a comment they don't understand the definition of their sayings ...


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Posted 8/16/13
I think being childish while growing up is part of oneself. Accepting and embracing what oneself is (in this case, having childish aspects) is more mature than trying to be someone you're not and neglecting something you truly are.

Even though accepting oneself childish is important and vital in my own way, you should take into account that you should and always put a limit to it if it's in anyway straying from the right way of using your freedom.

Being different from the mainstream is mature in it's own way, it's being grown up enough to make your own choices, they may not be the best, but they're yours to make.
Posted 8/16/13
Never knew wearing pig tails or bows represented juvenile behavior to some.

I act childish and laid back most of the time without caring what others think. I really don't care if a older individual acts silly, just as long it's to an extent. Nothing wrong with being carefree and being a child at heart, just as long as you know when to be serious.
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Posted 8/16/13
If being childish means doing the things I enjoy? Then, yeah. I'll be a man-child until the day I die.
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