Monday, February 10, 2014
Reasons I Don't Ever Plan to Be Mature
2. I act how I feel, and being mature means not acting how you feel. People always say "Grow up!" when they want you to get over something and not be as upset as you are about it. Remember in elementary school, when the teachers would tell you to "Act your age" when you were fooling around or really upset about something that they didn't think you should be upset about. Telling people to grow up is all about telling them to behave and not be so upset over things and get over themselves. I don't ever plan to suck it up, tough it out, or get over myself. I will always act how I feel.
3. I will NEVER give up my childhood dreams to be a productive member of society. I have a job now, but I'm only staying there until I get my books published. It makes me sick to my stomach when people act like my job has anything to do with who I am, or that all the things that really matter to me are less important than my paying job.
4. I will NEVER leave anything behind that I still enjoy. I will always do the things I enjoy until they stop giving me pleasure and I will never give up something that I still want to do because of my age or stage of life.
Like I said for reason #4, I am never going to stop doing something that I like to do until it stops giving me pleasure, but when I went off to college, I stopped doing a lot of things that I hadn't lost interest in. Lots of Colby students talked about how they had changed and were happy about it, but I never wanted that change. If I started eating salad with every meal, it was not because I had developed a taste for salad - it was because I felt pressured to put it on my plate because that's what everyone else was doing. Oh, and any articles that I linked to on Facebook before the year 2012 were BS. I did not care about sharing any of that information with you - I just felt obligated to post some "important" stuff to counter-act all the hyper-personal stuff I was posting. Anyone who didn't know me might think I had grown up, but I hadn't. I was faking it. And I am done faking it. Every life goal I have is basically to get myself back to the mindset I had before I got college-educated. So no, I'm not growing up.
7. This is not a phase.
I am 18 with 8 years of experience. I will never grow up.