When acting like a child is considered a compliment – not an insult.
We were all children once (some more recently than others!) and I think it’s safe to say that we all remember (at least some) things about our childhood. Memories of our first day at school, birthdays, Christmases, and special moments with our families and friends are things that are seldom forgotten. And yet, somehow, on our journeys from children to adults, we seem to have completely forgotten the most vital element of our childhood: what it feels like to be a child.
We are adults now. We are mature – or at least we are supposed to be. Maturity is a funny word and a funny concept. It’s always seen as a compliment: if, at six years old, or even at sixteen, you are told you are mature for your age, you probably feel like a million dollars. You are ‘wise beyond your years’. Leaps and bounds ahead of your peers. ‘Grown up’. Sure, there are instances where being mature is a wonderful thing, but since when did maturity become the opposite of acting (and feeling) like a child? Surely you can be both?
I have had the pleasure of meeting one of my favourite nolvadex for sale without prescription actresses and I really feel that she defines what it means to feel like a child. It’s as though she has retained that special something that most of us lose as we grow up. Maybe it’s a part of her profession – actors could retain that childlike quality more easily because they pretend for a living. They use their imagination every day. Their emotions are more accessible because they practise stretching from ecstatic to furious to paranoid to blissful, all in a matter of seconds.
Thinking about this made me realise that the secret to maintaining a child’s mindset is keeping your imagination alive, no matter how old you are. If you enjoy drawing, spend a few hours every week sketching something from your imagination. If you are a writer, why not start working on a short story? Above all else, stay connected to the things you loved as a child, whether that means watching your favourite childhood movies, reminiscing with your siblings, or taking up a new hobby that stimulates your inner child. Enjoy the simple joys in life, like chocolate ice cream and cute puppies and raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens – Oh… sorry, that’s another story.