Week Ends Perspective
Updated: Jan 7
“Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” (C.S. Lewis, Three ways of writing for children)
I have been seeing some things going in politics. I never planned on talking about government stuff on this website unless it had relevance to a public diary entry. LGBT and other stuff like that would be an example due to how I generally don't associate myself with them. I get a lot of assumptions unfortunately. Thats a story for another public diary entry. Generally I am not interested in making this website about politics. This is about overcoming your most difficult of life problems. However, I can’t ignore this political problem. I have a lot of concerns when it comes to autism and how so many of us use strategies that often get associated with very purvey things. I am sick of being associated automatically just because no one can see my disability. I don’t tolerate when people don’t ask and they are rude about it. I am not hard to talk to. If something concerns people or I am making them uncomfortable it would be nice if they can request me to do something different. Preferably in a polite attitude.
Of course this is a lot more complicated then having the ability to tolerate people. Actually I do a really good job if I am not under pressure. I am concerned about rumors. I can have really bad anxiety and or depression sometimes and the last thing I need are rumors that could get me into a lot of trouble. Otherwise I can tolerate a lot when its rude people. Things are getting complicated enough already. This website is about solving ones difficult problems. Age regression is a type of therapeutic activity. Some therapist even use this for those who had faced severe child hood trauma. Its a way to really understand who you are and your inner child. Ones inner child is a metaphor of saying innocence, faith, and love. While imagining yourself as that child even for a couple minutes you can see a new perspective. In a public place its reasonable to be modest, but its rude to expect anyone to carry a stone that they themselves would never be able to lift.
To say one is adult for merely having stereotypical adult behavior is beyond absurd. To say that you must acknowledge adult responsibilities 24/7 is a failure to being human. It is only normal for children to play pretend house and even push a plastic lawn mower imagining they themselves are an adult with responsibilities. When its in moderation it can be a wonderful way to appreciate ones adult self. Children should be motivated by who we are in order to grow up. When an adult is overly concerned with his responsibilities to the point of being overwhelmed they cannot be an adult. When I was little my anxiety and depression crippled me and I was afraid to be a child. When I became an adult I put away these childish concerns. This includes my fear of being a child. I hope the quote above really helps put a perspective on the goals of this website and imaginative craft. You don't need a plushy or a pacifier to put away adult concerns. You just need to be who God made you to be.