3 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Grow Up

Ok, so maybe my title for this post is a bit misleading. When I say I’m going to give you “3 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Grow Up” I’m not telling you to abandon all responsibility, quit your job and move to a land of fantasy such as “Neverland”  (although in retrospect sounds quite appealing.) I’m saying it is important to tap into, utilize and hold onto the creativity of our inner child.

As we grow up and enter the “Real World” we find certain realms are simply inevitable (bills, work, family etc.) and we do what we must to make sure they are taken care of. However, a lot of people seem to lose a piece of themselves in this process. It’s easy to get caught up in the “Rat Race” and to forget some of the greatest blessings in life, simply because we feel we’ve outgrown a certain way of thinking.

Take yourself back to when you were younger. What did you want to be? Where did you want to live? How did you envision yourself? Are you doing any of the things you said you would do? In the video above, I represent staying young by wearing my Peter Pan outfit. To me, Peter Pan is a symbol for artists, musicians, free thinkers and entrepreneurs to keep their inner child alive and never forget the limitless boundaries of their mind. By keeping your creative portal open, you will be amazed at the opportunities that will be opened in your personal life, social surroundings and even business.

Without further ado, here are my 3 reasons why you should NEVER grow up.

1. You’ll Lose Creativity.

When we “Grow Up” we tend to alter our way of thinking. Things we once thought were possible, are now impossible. Ideas we once thought were great, now seem like a dumb idea. Some ideals we have a children will certainly dissolve from our cerebral out of necessity (bed wetting and girls have cooties). However, outside the box thinking such as painting the sky purple or wearing costumes of super heroes should never be frowned upon with our youth. They fuel the imagination, open the brain to new concepts and help inspire. You don’t have to necessarily throw on a Peter Pan costume like I did, just recognize not all messages have to be delivered in a suit and tie in our “adult” years.

2. Added Stress.

As we grow older and our responsibilities increase, so does our stress. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. We choose how we react to certain people, things and situations. I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay attention or take care of your responsibilities but don’t let it rule you. Remember, in the end, many of the things we stress over are not that big of a deal. If it’s not life and death, take a breathe and relax.

3. Have Less Fun.

Simply put, when you grow up, you are going to have less fun. Happiness is something that must be created and if you are spending your life doing something you are not passionate about or are spending your time with people who hold you back from your true creative self, you are going to be miserable. One thing children do better than all of us is they know how to have fun. Make sure to make time for fun on a regular basis so you can remember what it is you enjoy doing and keep your inner child alive.

 

 

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