I’ve spoken to a lot of people about this recently, but I’ve sometimes teased people saying ‘that’s going to be you when you grow up’ or ‘what are you going to do when you grow up?’
Now I know that I’m almost 21, designated ‘you’re an adult now’ age but it’s taken me aback that a majority of the people that I’ve said these phrases to have more often than not responded with ‘I’m already grown up’.
I guess that people just don’t really see it the same way I do. I feel like people are always growing, that’s why we chart age on a continuum, you may reach 21 but you don’t stop aging then. Granted yes, ‘grown up’ is an implemented construct from our culture but still, it’s all meant in good fun. I feel like even when you’re at your worst, growth is the one thing you have left to aspire to. So you never really stop growing, never really reach grown up. And certainly not in your 20s, I can tell you that.
is it bad that today when i was working, i looked at my manager’s butt and thought
‘he must have a hairy butt’
and kept working like it was nothing