Childhood or Adulthood ?

@Melody1 (968)
India
March 27, 2007 3:43am CST
Which phase is better? Childhood or adulthood? Well both have their own advantages and disadvantages.As a child we are free from the worries of the world. Childhood was such a fun,full of innocence and joy. The hugs and cuddles,the care and affection and above all the pampering and fuss. The mind so pure and conscience so clear. Adulthood,on the other hand,is full of knowledge and power. Authority and importance. The sense and sensibility to appreciate the finer things of life ,thus achieving a higher pedestal than any other form of life. Adulthood also brings with it many, not so pleasant, situations and feelings. What holds true for you? Which one you like more? Childhood or Adulthood ? Why?
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@mummymo (23709)
7 Apr 07
I often think that I would love to return to my childhood melody! Oh the fun and not have to worry about every little thing and be the grown up, reliable, mum, partner, grandaughter, aunt, staff member, parent contributor at school, bill payer and so many other things - but then again even if we could return to childhood we would only grow into adults again and have to face the same responsibilities and problems all over again! xxx
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
8 Apr 07
Absolutely mummymo.So its best to let life take its own course and the fun and frolic could still be experienced with our own kids. Thanks for the lovely reply.
• India
28 Mar 07
In my opinion both of them r equal because both of them have their own equal responsibilities which they have to fulfill. So what do u think about my opinion???????
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Thanks for sharing your opinion sumanth
• India
28 Mar 07
Childhood is a board term usually applied to the phase of d development in humans between infancy & adulthood. I think CHILDHOOD is d most beutiful stage in our life bcoz in dat stage we dont hve to know abt d world problems & all. Adulthood is more stressful than childhood. but we cnat change our age.. we hve to go like this only...
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Yes,rosebeautyqueen,its best to accept gracefully and move ahead.:-)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
You know what, it depends on how you have seen life during those times. For some of us we had a not so great childhood to speak of so with that they would rather discard it on their memory space. Others cherich childhood that they didnt really grew up (no pun intended), they stayed to be a big kid. So bottomline is it doesnt really matter where did you had a better phase but its how you perceive better to no good and how you accept life. Honestly there are other people living on the other side of the world that doesnt even had tasted candies all their life but still consider themselve fortunate for just being alive.
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
A good number of the 'other people',happen to live in my country too.Their condition deeply aggrieves me. In my free time I work for their upliftment.Being a member of a welfare venture,I give them vocational training to help them become self employed.
@yerdwa (13)
• Indonesia
28 Mar 07
Funny and interesting topic. Well, I like them both as I like my whole life although maybe I prefer childhood. I'd like to give my proper reason tough, but I just can't describe it in proper English (well, my native language isn't English) and because of my lackness in my vocabulary.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Thats perfectly fine yerdwa.So,you too prefer childhood like most of us.:-)
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
28 Mar 07
Well,of course,childhood is the most beautiful part for most people.For me, for example,i often miss my childhood very much. Looking at my kid,sometimes remind of of my childhood. One day,my son said"how happy i am,playing,sleeping,eating...etc." Yes,he sait it.A kid has little to worry about. And even a stick can be his toy to play. And the new year and other festival can really cheer them up. We chinese eat mooncake on the mid-autumn festival,and my son like it very much. When he looks at the moon,he says,"when will the mid-autumn festival come,i want to eat mooncake". I say"well, i don't like it,cuz another festival comes,i will be one-year older." Yes, kids want the time flys faster and to be a adult. While adults want to time can freeze and be younge for ever.
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Being an adult and keeping the child within happy,is the answer i suppose.
@EvanHunter (4030)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I heard it said (in a movie of course) childhood is something we spend the rest of our lives trying to get over. I am not sure I agree with this statement I know some people suffer horrific childhoods but for the most part I would have to think that childhood was almost a utopian thing compared to adulthood.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Thats right.Many lives don't have the luxury of childhood.My heart reaches out for those children.
• United States
27 Mar 07
Personally, I have to say that I'm finding my adult childhood to be absolutely the best! LOL Not everyone has the luxury of a wonderful childhood; and for some, adulthood isn't so great either. I think we need to keep some of our childhood in our adulthood in order to survive it with some sanity.
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
A very good answer.I agree with you browneyedgirl.:-D
@weemam (13389)
27 Mar 07
I like being an adult and I love my family to bits and I wouldn't like to go through having my boys again ( no way ) but it was lovely being a child , being spoiled . having dreams about being a princess in a castle with a handsome prince , and the only worry I had was what was Santa going to bring me for Christmas , yes childhood was nice xx
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
A very cute Answer.Your childhood dreams truly reflect the beauty of an innocent mind.:-)
• India
27 Mar 07
well both have their values. in childhood no tension at all... you have everyone's attention... everyone cares about you... but when you enter your first step in the adulthood you understand your duties towards those who cared you... for you people and you take care of your responsebilities and that makes you a complete social man... in childhood you can not experience adulthood... but remember that there is a child in everyone so in adulthood you can experience your childhood... you can laugh on your silly mistakes and acts you have done in the past... so in my opinion adulthood is better...
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Very well answered abhijeet.Your analysis is good.Thanks.
@KupoSin (680)
• United States
27 Mar 07
well, im 15 right now, and i am looking forward to adulthood because i want a sense of independence from my parents. However, im going to miss childhood becuase of the fun times, the carefreeness and joy hanging out with friends
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
My good wishes are with you KupoSin.Make the best use of your independence.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I really like the childhood.No resposibilities and nothing to do except studying and playing.We used be so innocent and very cute kids.We used to get more and more love from parents,sibiling and relatives.Now we are grown adults has to take all responsibilities .Somuch of presure dealing life sometimes.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Yes,chubby I feel so too.
• United States
27 Mar 07
I would have to say childhood was the best. I remember my neighborhood. We would play in the front yards and ride bikes from house to house. At one house there would be tag, at another there would be playing statue, then we would ride bikes to another neighbor and go in the sandbox or pool. It was so fun loving and care free. I also loved 4th of july back then. Everyone would take their baths and get in their pajamas and we would pick a neighbors house each year to sit on their porch. Then all the dads would set off fireworks while the moms watched the kids with sparklers worrying about us catching on fire. And the barbeques, the snow forts and snowmen, and just the freedom. I watch my 4 yr old daughter play and run and bee silly. Now that I am a mom, if I try to be silly, people think I need to be committed...lol... I definitely wish I could be a child again. Although I would want to stay at about 5 or 6 and no older. That age just seemed so special. You were old enough to play in the yard by yourself, but had no chores other than cleaning your room and the yard when you were done playing. I miss those days!!!
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Lovely description coreywis.It clearly reflects how deeply you still are in love with your childhood.:-D
@anant123 (66)
• United States
27 Mar 07
at this stage of my life (adulthood) i believe that childhood is much better than this...you have rightly mentioned that it was full of fun, and free from all worries.....having license to make mistakes ;)
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Yes,license to make mistakes and be mischievous.Lol
• Canada
27 Mar 07
I would never want to be a child again . I really didn't like my childhood . I always heard as a child that it was the best time of my life and that I should enjoy it and that when I was older I would wish I was youner again . Now that I am an adult I can say that honesly I would never want to be a child again . Being an adult you don't have to listen to all the rules everyone makes for you . You know the consequences of your actions and know what you should and should not do in life . I felt I was punished all the time as a child and did not have any freedom of my own and was not allowed to have the friends I liked without being told that I was making the wrong choices in life . As an adult I make all these decisions for myself .
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
So,adulthood suits you better.Happy for you.:-)
@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I actually enjoy my adulthood, actually I'm loving my adulthood in my 30's more than my 20's. I'm pretty much stable and continuing my career. I have a 12 year old son which is my pride and joy. I enjoyed my childhood, but there were alot of rules and regulations living with my parents. As I know they raised me well, I admit, I was never one to hear no all the time, or not have my way..stubborn me huh..hehehe
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Thats so nice mzbubblie.You are one of the fortunate few.I hope your son is not stubborn like you.:-P
@claui_me (56)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I choose childhood. Adulthood is very stressful, lots of responsibilities and expectations from others. Life was better back then.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
So true,friend.Life was better then.
• Pakistan
27 Mar 07
i think childhood is better than adulthood..when u r small child no matter wat happens to u..u dont have enough sense to feel it.might be ur parents r not gud towards u and u dont feel their minor mistakes but as u grow up u start feeling their negligence and reacting towards them,in childhood u dont need to worry abt anything because ur parents have to take care of all the things..but adulthood is something different....but u can also enjoy that phase of ur life.......NO REGRETS
@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Thanks for the good answer.
@bluewings (3857)
27 Mar 07
The world of children is a beautiful world where they speak through language of smiles.A few days back I was on the streets and a cute boy in red was crossing the road with his mother.There was another one walking from the opposite side in blue .When they saw each other ,the red one shrieked out happily and started laughing pointing at the other kid as if he had seen a superstar,lol.The kid in blue reciprocated the shrieks with his own and started jumping in joy,lol.If adult world would have been as wonderful and easygoing I'd not have missed my childhood.Yeah, it would be nice if the world came to a standstill when we were kids, but someone has to look after us.Hence,some of us grow up so a few lucky ones can continue being children ,lol.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
Yes,rightly said bluewings,the language of smiles.......which never hurts anyone.You are also right in saying that adults are important to keep the childhood alive with all its goodness. Yeah,most of us have to grow up,but the child within remains alive and does surface during moments of joy and fun.:-D
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
27 Mar 07
As a child we are only free of the worries if one fortunate to be with a good family. Not many are pure and of clear conscience unless they refuse responsibility for their actions now. Adulthood is good if you can from a bad situation so you can develop and do your own thing in the way fate has allowed. You are responsible and some do not handle that well so being in jail would be a failure of sorts. Better to be a child in that case. Power is most often an illusion. I would choose adulthood just because I have become more of who and what I am and can make more of my own decisions. I miss my childhood however I am meant to be an adult.
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@Melody1 (968)
• India
28 Mar 07
You miss your childhood.That itself says it all. But the fact that we just can't help being an adult.so its better if we accept it gracefully and perform our duties in the best possible manner.As adulthood has made you what you wanted to become and if its true for everyone,then certainly adulthood is good too.:-)