Does anyone NOT know this story?
It's about a boy named Peter Pan who went to Never Ever Land with a band of lost boys. The lost boys remind me of the adolescent period in human development. Some people seem to be stuck in that stage of development, as though within a limbo, struggling to mature. I'm not talking about physically, i'm talking about being mentally mature.
The lost boys went to this island with Peter Pan to get away from society, perhaps a form of escapism to get them away, because they didn't want to grow up. As in all fairy tales, it really did happen, and they stayed boys forever, as long as they stayed at Never Ever Land.
Well, i think there really are some people who are stuck in Never Ever Land, and it's in their minds. Is this a problem area? Hmm..i guess there's always good in being a kid once in a while, but to progress in society, it's probably better if you mature intellectually with your age. Like in developmental psychology, you learn that society holds expectations towards a person's mentality according to his age. Although this may be stereotypical in nature, there is valid reasoning for this. It's within a person's needs to become independent in the age of emerging adulthood. Culturally defining the age for emerging adulthood would be a minefield, but each culture holds their own ages for a person to take up the responsibilities as an adult.
Though work and play needs to be balanced, it is perhaps a fact and requirement in life to achieve that mental maturity to be able to hold the responsibilities of adulthood. If you don't reach that stage, there is very little chance that you will be able to lead a...sustainable living in the future. It's perhaps a sad fact in life that economic equity provides more for those whom live among the higher class, because they hold the political power to move and shift economies. And, those in the gutters, who don't have a voice, are often left out.
Some individuals don't realize that they are lost boys and girls. We are come from these "prototypes" who don't want to grow up, but eventually we have to deal with the reality that our biological and social clocks are ticking, no matter what we want to happen. It's a pity to see that sometimes, people realize too late, and old habits die hard. Adolescence is perhaps the most malleable stage of our lives. Later on when adulthood sinks in, it is harder to change our lifestyles, whether due to habitual nature or worn out neuronal circuitry, it's very real.
Before it's too late, look in the mirror...
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