Which is easier, being a kid or being an adult?

@JannaLee (660)
Philippines
November 24, 2008 9:25am CST
Some people wishes to be kids again when they're already adults, but can you remember wishing to grow up fast when you were little? More often than not, kids are pampered, stress free, taken care of...things are already prepared beforehand which leaves them worry less. Unfortunately, they exercise only but minimum liberty since, which means they can't go out late at night, they still have their curfew, and they have to spend the rest of their days at school. These thoughts made children wish they could grow faster. Adults on the other hand handles all the stress they encounter, which makes life a bit more complicated. On the brighter side though, they can control their own journeys,and live the life that they want. They exercise great liberty; they can drink alcoholic beverages, they can drive with a license and can watch any movie they wish to see...Both situations have their set of pros and cons. If you were to choose, would you rather be rather stay as a carefree kid or grow up to be and independent an adult?^^
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• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Both has its own advantages and disadvantages, being adult you have more freedom than of a kid yet you have bigger responsibilities on your shoulders. Being a kid you have a bit limited freedom of doing the things you like yet you have less responsibilities in life. We can be an adult but a kid at heart. Just enjoying life and appreciating the little details around us. Keep on myLotting!
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• India
24 Nov 08
being adult is more tougher because the kind of responsibilities added over us.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Things are not the same as when I was a kid. I don't think I'd want to be a kid today. Adults have more responsibility that is for sure. But I don't think either choice is easy. Each comes with its own set of challenges. I mean as a kid, I didn't have to worry about another kid shooting up my classroom. That puts things into a different perspective for me.
• China
25 Nov 08
I THINK IT IS A GOOD TOPIC.i am a adult now.i have all my rights to do anything,reject anything,all and all is only decide my opinion,my mood.i like the sense that i am all the world of myself.but i have to deal with many troubles, hold on high pressure from man and the world.i have to solve my money on my life,which means i have to work hard.i have no enough time to enjoy all sports aroud me. while i am a child,i have no worry,live in the protect umbrella of my parents,it is a good memory for me now. but i can't do enough thing i want to do. now, i can make gf,which is also a enjoyful thing . in whole,i still want to be a adult
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
I think I like being a kid better. I had quite a happy childhood in the country. We used to live in a farm when I was young. I missed those days when I had all the time in the world to play and not have to think about paying bills or fighting the traffic to go to work. Life is a lot more complicated when you are an adult.
• China
25 Nov 08
oh,I think it is difficult to answer,when I was a child ,I hoped to be an adults .But when I grew up to be an adult ,It seems that I prefer to be a child. everything have two sides,as a child ,we needn't to worry about our work ,income and so on, the only thing we own is time. As an adult ,we have the duty to our family, and the same time,bear pression in the work.we have enough money to get sth we want,but have no time to enjoy our lives.
• India
25 Nov 08
Being an adult is easier. You can do what you want, live as you like. As a kid you will not be able to have the joy of falling in love, select your friends, watch the show you want to, go to movies with girfriend, go on a date, do what you like to, so on and so forth. Imagine yourself doing all this as a kid.
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
It is the irony of life. When we were kids we wish to be adult but when we are already adults we regress to being kids again.But nevertheless it makes life more astounding. Well, if I am to be asked, which one will I prefer being a kid or an adult. My answer for that is, I wanted to be a kid. I miss being a kid. I love being a kid. It is because: 1) I live life one day at a time (meaning I don't worry about what will happen tomorrow, just cherishing the moment that I have for that day) 2.) I am stress free (I just laugh, learn, and love) 3.) I am innocent with what is happening around me 4.) Everyday is a wonderful day (you can appreciate life even if it is just a simple thing) 5.) My values are intact because of my innocence 6.) etc, etc, etc... This page won't be enough for me to write why I love being a kid again. But those were the days.
• Indonesia
25 Nov 08
I want to be an adult, want to do what i want without being scolded. I think its will be more easier and control what i want to. I want to feel the beauty and the reality of life. I want to be an adult
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
If you're a kid, you always had the time but not the money when youre adult, you had the the money but not the time. =(
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Yes, being a kid I had alot less stress because I did not have as much responsibility. On he other hand I would not want to go back to being a kid because there was not as much sources of entertaiment back than as well as not having as much freedom as I have now as an adult. Being an Adult is more complicated which is why i'm trying to find ways to simplify my life. There is a thing such as i've been experiencing as too much information so thats one of the reasons i've been trying to make things more simple. Plus adults lifes are more stressful. One way i've found out to help with the stress is to find a proper time and place just to be completly at peace where there is no noise such as tv,radios, and even people. Its harder for some people to find that peace due to so much going on these days. Being a kid is easier than an adult. It was for me.
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
When I was still a kid, i always want to grow fast because I can see that being adult is fun since there's no sermon coming from the parents, you don't need to follow what adults were saying, no more school, all I can see the life of being an adult is very fun and exciting and being a kid is perhaps boring.. Now, that I finished my school and in the stage of adult already sometimes I'm thinking to be a kid again because being a kid means you can stay at home and relax, just play all the time and hang out with your friends, you can sleep anytime you want.. Yes, you're right! Both situations have their set of pros and cons and choosing which situation is the best well, I don't know.. As of now, I am not enjoying my life being an adult.. I'm 20 years old and I'm still thinking what life could I have now that I am in the stage of adult.. Yes, being adult means you're free... You can do all the things that you want in life but being an adult means you can be arrested anytime since you're in the legal age to be put in prison when you do something isn't good or having a wrong choice in life.. Yes, being adult is very stressful because a lot of things you may encounter..As of now, I don't know if I want to be a kid again or stay being an adult.. I'm still confused with my life right now.. Maybe, sooner if I had experienced so many things already as an adult I can already decide which is better of the two..
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
I think each stage has problems of its own. When I was a child, I thought my problems are the worse I have ever encountered. Now that I am an adult, I think that its my problems that I have now that are the worse. I guess we can never really say which stage is better. I didn't consider myself carefree when I was a child, I don't consider myself free either now that I am older.
@up9nine (38)
• China
25 Nov 08
follow the circle of life,,it's the only thing we can choose,,someone said children is easier,,the other said adults are.But i think both of them are easy or hard!!it's depend on us how to control our life?when we were young,we need study,if we donnot study well,we will fell very sad and parents will not love us,,when we grow up,,we have many things need to be done,,,so,,no matter we are young or old,,we still have respond ahead,,,,do not regrted about anything we have done!
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Yes, when we were kids we couldn't wait to grow up, so we wouldn't have to listen to anybody anymore, and have to live by our parents rules. I would rather be a carefree kid, but not have to go to school, I hated school. I often have dreams that I'm back in high school, and they're always awful..lol.
• India
25 Nov 08
no doubt being a kid have no constrains for responsibility. it also reduce to behave maturely. atleast we can unleash ourselves with no respect to situations... ha ha
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
I'll take being a kid anytime!
• United States
25 Nov 08
I would definately choose being a kid. Life was much easier and less stressful. And as far as adult previlages, when you're a kid, you don't realize fully, what adults can do (that you can't) anyway, so for me, that wouldn't pose a problem.
• China
25 Nov 08
when you are a child,may be want to be like adult ,and adult want to return to be child.But We still to finish every stage .so both i want .
@scyzyyyy (94)
• China
25 Nov 08
Obviously,it's easier to being a kid.but a kid always is eager to being an adult,an adult always believe that a kid is care-free,our life is so funny!