Imagine being ‘Forever Young’? That’s probably an enticing thought. You might have thought about never developing wrinkles, never going bald or maintaining the skinny figure you sported as a teenager with the ability to eat all the junk food with none of the weight gain. ‘Forever Young’ sounds like a happy place.
But imagine, instead, that ‘Forever Young’ meant being trapped in youth, never acquiring the maturity your years can bring, the wisdom of experience, the joy of overcoming the failings that only adulthood can deliver.
Remember the years of being told what to do, when to do it, how often it needed to be done? Contrast that with the relative freedom you enjoy as a card-holding, key-turning, paycheck-cashing, tax-paying adult. Is ‘Forever Young’ really the dream? Or is its luster fading fast?
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