Once we’re more than completely dependent we begin wanting to grow up as fast as possible, while at the same time remaining young enough to have so cares or responsibilities. The games we play and the stories we make up all have us playing the part of adults, teens, or older children. Once we have become older, many times we’d like to once again have the characteristics of youth. What we don’t realize is that we don’t really grow up, we stay young in any number of ways, and still have the chance to ‘play’ at being a grownup in many different venues of our lives. When one has reached whatever age is considered adult in one’s society, there is still so much to learn. One must learn about being an adult, not reaching adulthood, and adulthood continues to have its own lessons until we reach middle age; then at middle age we begin to learn about being senior. At no one point in our lives do we approach being ‘all grown up.’ We must recognize this as true or we might begin to think we know everything when it is patently true we do not know everything, nowhere close to everything. Though it sometimes feels daunting that the growing task never stops; just as certainly, if we mistakenly assume we’re grown up, we will stagnate and never fulfill ourselves as humans. Never being grown up can be a relief, can’t it?