Adults roll their eyes at peers who lick lollipops: “He’s forty years old and refuses to grow up.”
Everyone’s goal should be to keep growing up in the best sense, throughout their lifetimes. Here’s a challenge for parents: every month or year, set a growing-up goal for yourself that mirrors ways your kids are growing up.
But in truth, the common idea of “growing up”—that someday we cross a line into total freedom, total responsibility, total competence—is a common fallacy. No one is ever all grown up, and those who think they are are the most immature of all, no matter if they’re seventy-three years old.
Joyful growth years to you all!