Essay on Growing old with out growing up

Submitted By Imluie
Words: 310
Pages: 2

As kids we can’t wait to grow up. We look forward to the day we can drive and live by our own rules. There seems to be nothing we want more in the world than to be a little older, aside from candy that is. Adults on the other hand like to look back on life and reminisce about “the good old days” back when they were young, fun, and had a full head of hair. But why is it that for half of our lives we just want to be older and when we finally get there all we want is to be able to turn back the clock? The sad truth is we aren't built like Benjamin Button, and we don’t live in Never Land, so getting older is going to happen and there’s nothing we can do about it.

As we grow older we gain knowledge and experience, and we lose that childish sense of wonder, curiosity and excitement. But why do we need to “grow up” to grow up? Adora Svitak, a 12 year old author, blogger, and literary prodigy who frequently keynotes at some of the worlds most influential conferences actually gave a speech teaching adults to
Think more like kids. She says “In order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first.” She goes on to explain how children don’t let the real world's limitations, limit their ideas. When a child thinks up something wild, they run with it. While adults realize the impossibility of their plan and give up, Children don't let things like logic or the laws of gravity stop their dreaming, and neither should adults.

Even the YouTube and Google head quarters