Don't Grow Up, It's A Trap: 10+ Quotes That Prove The Child In Us Should Never Disappear

Ask yourself: what did you want most when you were a child? Well, except for that toy in the shop window. Kidding aside, you probably wanted to grow up. How often do you hear children say, "When I grow up, I will..." As if adulthood is this long-awaited stage where it will FINALLY begin. We are so looking forward to it!

Of course, no one can stay a child forever, that's just life. However, the child can live in us and letting it disappear is one of the BIGGEST mistakes we can make.

Children's behavior is considered the most authentic in terms of human reactions and emotions. It consists of the capacity for innocence, wonder, awe, joy, sensitivity and playfulness. This is real the purest, funnest and most charming approach to life and its inevitable hardships.

For inspiration, here are 10+ quotes that will encourage you to embrace the child within you and allow yourself to look at everything around you with the curious and innocent eyes of a child.

The child in you must never disappear!
The child in you must never disappear!

"There are only two ways to live your life: the first says that nothing is a miracle, and the second that everything is a miracle." – Albert Einstein

"I realize that humor is not for everyone. It is only for those people who want to have fun, enjoy life and feel alive.” – Anne Wilson Schaef

"Don't forget to smell the flowers on the way. Take time to realize that you are alive. You can only live for one day: today!" – Ray Fearon

"The most sophisticated people I know have a child inside them." – Jim Henson

"Let's free ourselves from any form of control. Let's focus on the internal rhythm that aligns with our heart. The measure of responsibility is equal to the need for evolution. Let's just listen to the child in us, let it whisper in our ear." – Grigoris Deoudis

"We don't stop playing because we get old. We grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

"I believe that giving our love to someone else is opening a door to our inner self. Behind this door lives a small child who is our true self. A small child who feels too much, who laughs too loudly and who always hopes... True love means unlocking the many locks on this door, it means guiding that child into the arms of the one we chose to love. And I think that's why some people change forever... Because they loved in that way, but it hurt too much. The child was injured. So they took him back and told him he had better stay behind the door forever. It is a poetic, lyrical tragedy. Some people die this way before they are really dead. Or maybe they don't die, maybe they live on, behind this door." – C. JoyBell C.

"We don't stop playing because we get old. We grow old because we stop playing.”
"We don't stop playing because we get old. We grow old because we stop playing.”

"We nurture our creativity when we release the inner child. Let it run and spin freely. It will lead you on a brighter journey!” – Serina Hartwell

"Most of us have an inner parent in us who does not take care of the needs of the inner child. They are more focused on ego needs, such as pleasing other people or striving for success in order to be recognized by others. This only makes the inner parent happy for a short time. There is always a feeling of unfulfillment, regardless of what we achieve. The needs of the inner child are not being met." – Yong Kang Chan, Parent Yourself Again: Love Yourself the Way You Have Always Wanted to Be Loved

"Many of us are guilty of not taking enough time to connect with the voice of our inner child." – Kim Ha Campbell

"The best stories come from our depths. Maybe the inner child comes to the fore and wants to play and thus make everything we want happen... Or we create our characters and events from our own experiences and our dreams that we want to experience.” – Judith Kohnen, One Chance, One Moment

"If we keep an open mind and if we listen to the needs and desires of our inner child, we open ourselves to the possibilities of anything in this world." – Kim Ha Campbell

The best stories come from deep within us. Maybe the inner child comes to the fore and wants to play and thus make everything we want happen."
The best stories come from deep within us. Perhaps the inner child comes to the fore, wanting to play and thus make it possible for everything we want to happen."

"We are all children who need love and care. So give your inner child this care and this love, get back the joy of preparing healthy and nutritious meals, the joy of enjoying a meal without television, without reading, work or rushing.” – Natasa Pantovic Nuit, Mindful Eating: with Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes

"Look at the world through the eyes of your inner child. With eyes that sparkle with excitement and wonder as they see love, magic and mystery in the most ordinary things.” – Henna Sohail

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