Sunday, July 24, 2016

Who Do You Wanna Be When You Grow Up?

I was listening to Oprah interviewing Michelle Obama on YouTube and one statement made by Michelle Obama stuck with me.
It was the bit about "what do you wanna be when you grow up?". Where she says that there is no end to growing. To becoming yourself. One phase after the other.
It's exactly my way of seeing things.
It's just that I had never heard anybody say it out loud until this interview.

There is a thing called "growing up".
But there is no thing like "I have finished growing up".
Life is just about going on and on and on.
You grow.
You make mistakes. Sometimes.
Other times you get it right.
You learn.
You start over. Or you continue doing what you are doing until it doesn't feel right any longer. Or you keep on going because it feels right.
It's fun.
It's hard (sometimes).
It's awesome (most of the times).
And it never ends. Which is even more awesome.
The notion that growing up never ends (well, besides the obvious one!), feels liberating to me.
To you as well?
It's like Michelle Obama said.
You just put one phase after the other.
Well, hers are certainly not mine. And yours are not mine either. And vice versa.
Growing up is more about actual growing than about growing up (which implies some kind of end).
I like that very much.

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