“___ is the new ____.”
Peter Pan syndrome is rampant. There are a thousand reasons offered as to why we shouldn’t have to grow up, or feel our age. In truth, yes, we should not allow our age to stop us from achieving goals and dreaming big. I know of several people who did not quit their dream of higher education, obtaining degrees in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. It’s important to dream, have goals, and not be deterred. This takes true grit.
Dear 40 year-old aspiring rappers and those of your ilk, this does not apply to you.
Certain behaviors carry expiration dates, and we would do well to adhere to them. Trying to break into the rap game on the verge of being a “Pe-Paw” is one example, but by no means is it alone. I find a lot of people, in the name of still claiming or holding onto youth, being absolutely silly. It would be absolutely foolish to assert that once a person hits 30, their entertainment should only consist of baccarat, macrame, and Newshour with Jim Lehrer. However, there comes a certain time where we know better, and are charged to do better.
I won’t go long with this, but people, grow up! Easily, 75% of the unfavorable circumstances we deal with can be traced back to some sort of immaturity, whether it’s the inability to control one’s tongue, spending or body parts. Get it together!
Tired of playin’ ’round here.