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One-Liner Wednesday on Growing Up (or not)


“I was wise enough to never grow up

while fooling most people into believing I had.”

Margaret Mead

What does that mean that someone as accomplished as this famous anthropologist says she was wise enough to never grow up? She must have been a fun person to know. Still, she had intelligence, courage, and perseverance.

Growing up is a process. Anybody think they’re done with it? I don’t think so.

One-Liner Wednesday (and Just Jot it January) are hosted by author Linda G. Hill.

For more one-liners and jottings, visit Linda HERE.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

14 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday on Growing Up (or not)

  1. Growing up is overrated.

  2. I so agree with Margaret Mead and yourself. The child within should stay alive

  3. I’m still working on it.

  4. That was a beautiful quote by Margaret Mead. Most of us need to behave like a child again because children are always daydreaming!

  5. I love being like a kid. The imagination is such a great thing to have, particularly as an adult. I think this is why I love reading fiction books now, more than I used to. When I read, play my games, all of it, it brings out the little boy in me. Love this!

  6. Thank you for sharing!!.. I often ask myself “what is growing up”, is it a scientific level my mind and body reaches or is it someone simply wanting me to live life their way?.. in the end I always choose to follow my heart, do not go wrong.. โ€œConfidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someoneโ€™s version of reality is not your reality.โ€ (Shannon L. Alder ).. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ll be what I must be, in spite of me
    as life won’t always give the things I choose
    and so I have to make what has to be
    into the things my life and I can use.

    All roads don’t lead to Rome, as it’s been said,
    but some to Paris, and a little fun,
    so I will change the path where I would dread
    to go to where I choose, when I am done.

    I’ll not be forced into a better scheme
    if I can’t see the end result my way
    if it’s not part of what my heart can dream
    it never will come to the light of day.

    All things can change, if I have any voice
    in what they are, and I will make the choice.
    (Vee Bdosa 2014)

    Hope you and yours have the wonderfulest new year ever and until we meet again..
    May your day be touched
    by a bit of Irish luck,
    Brightened by a song
    in your heart,
    And warmed by the smiles
    of people you love.
    (Irish Saying)

    • Thank you for this rich and heartful response, Larry. The quote on confidence and wisdom on choice are very helpful in reinforcing who I am becoming – a process which continues through my life and maybe even beyond. Peace and Bessings to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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