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Doing childlike things when you get older...
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Posted 8/28/13
Just don't care for wat others think just keep doing wat ur doing as long as it doesn't hurt anybody and its fun to act younger than your age and to have that feeling of not caring about growing up and enjoying the moment
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Posted 8/28/13

Sebby_chan wrote:

When you get older do you think it is okay to still wear or do childish things? What age do you think you should "mature" and stray from that kind of stuff?
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In a sense you can wear anything, as long as you wear something, because fully nude in public is illegal. So I think it's fine.

The point when you have to mature at is when...
Posted 8/28/13


You know what, the next time someone judges what I am wearing I am going to reply with "At least I am wearing clothes!!".
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Posted 8/28/13

Sebby_chan wrote:



You know what, the next time someone judges what I am wearing I am going to reply with "At least I am wearing clothes!!".


Hell yeah *hi5*
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Posted 9/2/13
I'll definitely not act like honey boo boo. Or suck my thumb to sleep.
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Like someone else here, I had a wretched childhood, during most of which I was treated as and expected to act as an adult. I was 25 before I got to act like a kid with no responsibilities other than myself. Maturity does not exclude having fun and if things like colorful Converse shoes and bright colored shoelaces and punk pink colored mohawk is what makes you happy (they are what make me happy) or anime or plushies or whatever, do what makes you happy. The rest of them are just jealous that they've sacrificed what they enjoy to fit in someone else's boxed idea of what they "should" be. Sure, you may have to act in a professional way at work - that's only fair, they are paying you. But when you walk out of there if you want to cut loose - go for it. I don't stamp my foot and have tantrums, but I do sleep with plushies - and my husband
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Posted 9/3/13 , edited 9/3/13
I'll act as childish as I want if it makes more sense than the alternative. Nonetheless, it's also true that maturity is a valuable trait for a reason; more often than not, it is the more sensible alternative. There's a lot of people saying things like "just do what you enjoy," but what if your happiness takes away other's happiness? Is that really better? Throwing a temper tantrum might make you feel better, but it's really annoying to the people that have to listen to it. "Who cares what other people think?" is a decent piece of advice for people that try and fit in with society for no reason, but it's a ridiculous concept to adopt as a general principle. It's essentially a logical equivalent of "nobody's opinions matter except yours."

Acting like an adult means realizing and understanding that other people's opinions do matter -- they can give you different perspectives and show you why the way that you're doing things is not optimal for them, for society, or for you. "Do what makes you happy" is a terrible and annoying piece of advice for anyone that doesn't know, or is otherwise mistaken on the things that will make them happy. Are you certain that the life you're living is the optimal one? Are you certain that the other people telling you to "grow up" aren't telling you this because you're a drain on society? Is your penchant for doing whatever you please at the expense of others actually good for you? Adults are adults exactly because they have experience -- they understand the workings of the world and of other people. Ignoring other's opinions is about as effective at understanding them as astrology is at understanding astrophysics. Don't take what others tell you as law, but do give it some thought. The person telling you to "grow up" probably has good reason to think that it will help you.
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Posted 9/3/13 , edited 9/3/13

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.


You sir deserve a medal... the way I look at it is why care what people might think of you when they don't put the clothes on your back or put the food on your table. Do what makes you happy. Like the guy in that one anime who dresses like a girl when its club time cause he enjoys it.
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Posted 9/3/13
I dont care act childlish because i dont see any bad thing about it as long as it dont bring any harm to other people.
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Posted 9/3/13
of course it's okay. i still do, and probably always will. it's too much fun not to do it at least sometimes.
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Posted 9/3/13
Phhf, who care's if your childish. They're just angry and spiteful at the fact that you're happier. I act childish all the time at work. You know what, people like it. They say I'm the truest person. The key is don't be bratty and have fun. Remember, this ain't Dragonball. You only get one life. Live it well.
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Posted 9/3/13
"There's no point in growing up if you can't be a little childish sometimes" - my 90+ year old grandpa and me.
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Closed because OP nuked. Feel free to create a similar topic.
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