There is no settling, only maturing and evolving.

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Adulting is a new word that means carrying out the duties and responsibilities of fully developed individuals, such as filing taxes, going to work, paying bills, doing household chores and eating vegetables.

Naturally, there is an entire generation of young people who view adulting as exhausting, annoying and dreadful.

And they’re not wrong. Growing up is hard work.

Mayer sings it best in his confronting pop song:

Honesty, won’t someone stop this train?
Scared of getting older, and I’m only good at being young
So I play the numbers game,
To find a way to say that life has just begun.

But being an adult has its advantages. And not the ones we read about in glossy magazines, but the ones we learn when once we reach a certain age.

Here are a few of my personal favorites.

As adults, we can choose a path that meets our grownup needs.

As adults, there are no official or unofficial requirement for a fulfilled life.

As adults, there is no settling, only maturing and evolving.

As adults, we have the choice of developing our own idea of god.

As adults, we don’t need to explain and justify ourselves to other adults.

As adults, we don’t have to do something just because somebody expects us to.

As adults, we can hold two conflicting emotions at the same time.

As adults, we can feel secure enough to be humble.

As adults, we can communicate about the reality of our situation and try to make it work.

This list goes on and on. And with each new item we add, it only gets more liberating.

Not to mention, it helps us forget about the reality that we are just another meaningless blip on the cosmic timeline and soon the light in our eyes will fade away and die be forgotten forever.

What do you love most about adulting?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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Author. Speaker. Songwriter. Filmmaker. Inventor. Founder of Pioneer of Personal Creativity Management (PCM). I also wear a nametag 24/7.

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