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9,380 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 12 years ago by ArcticRose

Do you agree with the phrase `growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional`?


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12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/12/06 - 2:55:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Growing old is inevitable, if you live long enough (calling it mandatory somehow doesn't feel right). I agree with the growing up-part being optional: if I have anything to say about it, I'll probably never do that.
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/12/06 - 3:16:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
if you think young, you stay young, don't let age bring you down and keep you from having a good time. enjoy life!!
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 2/13/06 - 6:20:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I love that theory!
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/19/06 - 1:40:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
I remember my 9th grade teacher put that phrase up on the board because we had a REALLY immature guy in our class, so he wrote it for him. And the guy just.. didn't get it. But I've never forgotten it and anytime someone gets immature, I throw that one out there.
I definitely agree...
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Sunday 2/19/06 - 1:43:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
i agree with it..but i thought of it as a positive message. something to mean that it's possible to always remain a kid at heart..
12 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 2/23/06 - 8:18:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. They're both mandatory. People eventually mature, even if you don't think they ever will. Some are just slower to mature than others.
12 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 3/15/06 - 12:45:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I think its exactly the opposite. "Old" is a state of mind. You can be elderly and be young in heart and mind. But growing up is inevitable, we'll never be able to return to our youth in body. Even though people might never mature they will be "grown up" in a sense. So...'Growing up is mandatory, growing old is optional'
12 yrs ago - Wednesday 4/5/06 - 1:08:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 2/12/2006 3:16:35 AM C-Money wrote:
if you think young, you stay young, don't let age bring you down and keep you from having a good time. enjoy life!!

I agree. Everyone should be young at heart
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 1:50:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^Everyone should remain young at heart.^^^
But that doesn't mean that they can't become responsible.

Just because you grow older doesn't mean you necessarily grow up. Growing old is inevitable, it comes with time but there are many people who never become responsible adults and grow up.

12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 1:51:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
Sounds like something lame that would be printed on a bumper sticker.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 2:10:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, but I don't think acting childish your whole life is something to strive for.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 10:13:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
The most pathetic sight is when people grow old without growing up.
I hate 40-year-olds who act like 14-year-olds.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 10:39:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. Though growing up techically is optional, but shoot; choose to grow up! Though you may lose out on some immature fun, you will gain so much more and it's always worth it!
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 10:42:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah, i guess... but we have to be always in touch with our inner child... i am always in touch with it...
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 10:51:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, I agree with this phrase. What a 'grown up' sounding sentence, lol.
12 yrs ago - Saturday 4/15/06 - 10:53:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with this phrase completely...Although everyone has to grow up a little bit in order to get somewhere in life. If you know what im saying...
11 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 5/14/06 - 5:34:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
lol i'm probably too young at heart
11 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 8/14/06 - 3:42:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
The theory of my family history.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 8/27/06 - 2:58:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/15/2006 10:42:19 PM Sonita888 wrote:
yeah, i guess... but we have to be always in touch with our inner child... i am always in touch with it...
you still are a child.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 9/26/06 - 3:19:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yup, I agree with it.
11 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 9/26/06 - 6:22:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I really don't.

I think its important not to be too jaded or afraid to try anything new, but I also think that with age comes experience and maturity and your behaviour should reflect that.

'Thou shouldst not have been old till thou hadst been wise' said the Fool, (King Lear)

11 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 1/14/07 - 6:58:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Of course! As long as your not too imature, it's fine.
11 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Sunday 1/14/07 - 7:07:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, it tells the truth.
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 2/12/07 - 3:53:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/15/2006 10:39:12 PM Cptn_Duke wrote:
Yes. Though growing up techically is optional, but shoot; choose to grow up! Though you may lose out on some immature fun, you will gain so much more and it's always worth it!

Growing up means leaving your entire childhood behind to never enjoy what you did as a child. Not growing up doesn't neccessarily mean that a person stays immature it just means that they hold tightly to the things that were most important to them in their childhood. My husband is 34 years old and still plays with his transformer toys. The Transformers cartoon series made him what he is today. He has a strong sense of honor, loyalty, honesty, respect, and the ability to care for others. You tell me of someone who is "Grown up" who has these traits.
11 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 2/12/07 - 4:09:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
no. you still get taller, until u reach 19(?). :P

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