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When you were young did you look forward to growing up?

Asked by Raine (330points) January 10th, 2011

I was talking to my friend last week and this came up…I know when I was little I couldn’t wait to be 18 so I can drive, move out, etc…Now I know that being an adult isn’t all fun and games.

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tranquilsea's avatar

Yes and I’ve never regretted growing up. I have 1000x more control over my life now than I did when I was kid.

Blackberry's avatar

Even though being an adult is hard (unless you’re wealthy or something), you can still look forward to hoping your work pays off, at least a little lol. I’m not discouraged (yet) and I still look forward to being older and living a decent life.

Austinlad's avatar

I remember saying to a friend when we were around 12, “Oh grow up!” I can remember exactly where we were standing (in my driveway) and what he looked like when I said it (pissed).

Cruiser's avatar

Yes!! I changed my mind and you can’t make me!!

snowberry's avatar

Actually, I was one of those sad kids who didn’t want to grow up. I spent my childhood wanting to die. But that’s all changed now. PM me if you want to know the details.

JLeslie's avatar

Being grown up is way better than being a kid. Right after graduating high school, and after getting a college degree if you get one, both of those times are some of the most confusing and scary times in life. Totally normal to feel a little unsure of yourself. And yes, I wanted to be grown up, when I was not bogged down with depression when I was growing up. I was kind of born grown up.

Arbornaut's avatar

When i was young all i wanted to do was grow up and man does the time go slow, but nobody told me that the free for all would end and i would be slammed with responsibility and tough decisions.
Thats all cool though, once you get a handle on it.

wundayatta's avatar

I was not much into growing up. I liked having people take care of me—provide me housing and food and transportation. I looked forward to going to college, but graduating was not something I wanted to do at all. It meant not just the end of free housing and food (free to me, anyway), but the end of being around my friends.

Now growing up turned out to be better than I thought it would be. Earning a living wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. It was hard at first, but after grad school, which I put myself through, it became a lot easier.

Now I’m not particularly looking forward to growing any older than I am. Each year means more aches and pains and a lessening physical ability. I’d rather stay as young as I can for as long as I can. Don’t really want to grow up. Never did.

Austinlad's avatar

Shaving and driving. Dad was right when he told me not to want to grow up so fast.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Sure, but not a lot.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Yes I did but to me (as a young child), grown up was around the teenage years! At 24 years old I still haven’t grown up and I thik my much younger self would be very dissapointed with me!!!

sahuleka546's avatar

Yes, I thought being a grownup would be awesome. All the beer I could drink an being able to drive AND without rules. Now I find out
that being a kid is way easier, trying to convince my parents to let me play Playstation all day seems way easier than actually making money. The beer helps though…

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