Growing Up

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Growing Up Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional. Does growing up require the acceptance of limitations? What are limitations? Why are we expected to grow up or act as a grown person? Have adults always been expected to act this way? Moreover, how many adults actually do act as expected? The dictionary defines limitations as: 1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited. 2. A restriction. 3. Law. A limited period during which, by statute, an action may be brought. So the question; does growing up require the acceptance of limitations? Is asking if growing up means there are more restrictions. In many ways, it does your expected to take responsibility for your own actions. You are expected to make good decisions, to set a good example for children, and to be a law abiding citizen. It does not start all at one time, but usually by the age of 18, you are expected to do all of these. Moreover, if you do not act this way, people do not enjoy being around you. Why are we expected to act this way? Well mostly because society has made it that way. Some people always act less grown up than others do. Personally, I know two or three that live the motto I mentioned in the introduction, growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional. The youngest is in his mid 40's and the oldest is 54. Chuck, who is the oldest at 54, is the biggest kid of us all. He has a license plate cover that says, "I refuse to grow up." He does not have any kids, so in a way he can get away with his actions more than the others can. You might ask why? Well because Chuck does not have to watch out for his kids and be as careful of what he is doing. Mike and Wayne, the other two , both have kids and have to set a good example for them. So as you can see, if you have kids, you have to be more grown up than if you do not. No two persons are the same, so it would be hard to determine how many adults actually do act as expected or grown up.

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