Remember that feeling when we all were little? When we all wanted to grow up? No baggage, no stress, loved by all, pampered by many; when the only stress we had was not letting the colors go outside the border on our drawing books!!
When friends were for real and there was no question of friends with
benefits and all were our friends; be it of any caste or religion! When doodling was our favorite activity and much more…those were the golden days I guess! Isn’t it? Back then, lollipops meant heaven whereas sharing meant caring and result day was the deadliest day ever!! Relatives felt damn close; when they used to return to their home after visiting us for a few days…we would be seen crying for their absence.
Life seemed like a bed of roses!! Everything seemed happier and brighter….when we wished to become a pilot on one day while an artist the next day. Telling lie was the biggest sin one could ever commit and going
to granny’s house in Puja holidays was a must!
But there was one thing that always bothered us; our eternal question;
WHY AREN’T WE GROWING UP?
We all have been through that phase in life when we all were damn desperate to grow up, to become independent in lives, to do all our things by our own and be like that one ideal person we always admired and how joyful was it for us to mimic the big
people around us; be it our teachers, neighbors, parents, cousins and probably each one around us.
But growing up sucks. Isn’t it?
Growing up teaches us many things; with each pain, it gives a lesson. It prepares us to deal with the problems of our lives and strengthens us to rise on our feet. It builds our value system and shapes our character. It teaches us to revere our goals and not stop until we achieve them.
But as much as it bestows us with all these boons, it takes away a lot from us; that innocence, that contended smile of our childhood, that everlasting happiness on our faces and most importantly the
undeterred purity of soul.
Walt Disney once rightfully mentioned, “Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.”
Furthermore, passing through different phases of life, we are bound to experience pain, failures, setbacks, betrayals etc. Sometimes it will push us to the edge when we would think it to be the end of our lives but having faith in the almighty and striding forward with all our heart, power and belief that things will turn out to be good one day, is all that it takes!! And to never forget the purity of the soul and that lovely innocence that we as children had, acts as an antidote in life. So, we should always be trying to keep that child alive within.