What is growing up? Becoming tall, thinking deeper, acting mature or is it just us knowing how to act and feel because of what we have been through our life’s’ on this earth.
Adults, adolescents, kids. What sets them apart? Is it the responsibilities that pile up as we grow up that determines us apart from the younger generation? Is it thinking about the others before thinking for yourself that says it? Each person has a variant way of explaining it and thus it becomes harder to define.Young at heart, older at mind are things we quite often hear or say. What do these really mean? Do we mean they have not grown up or they have? What is the measurement we use to justify the scale of growth?
Looking at life from where I stand, I would say it is not just one thing that solves the question of growth. For a human, there is primarily two types of growth. The maturation of the body and mind. One is at a biological level while the other one is at a psychological level. The physical appearance might give away the average age at first sight, but the mental maturity can only be told once the person starts speaking his mind.
But growth does not stop there. It speeds up when responsibilities come knocking at the door, and this can happen at the right time for some while earlier or later for others. Life experiences is another major contributor to a person’s growth mentally, and it enhances his perspective and opens up his field of thoughts and opinions.Even though we might not want to admit or understand, our actions have a subconscious involvement in our physical as well as mental enhancement.
Think happy, be happy, and take it one stride at a time. You do not need to grow quick, neither do you have to whine for the gone days. Each year that adds up brings on something new and unexpected. Our body changes and our mind does too. Enjoy the moment while you have it and let’s keep it honest with ourselves, shall we? 🙂
Grow up to be proud of all those years, not tired of living itself.