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At What Age Did You Decide to Grow Up?

Dagny Taggart knew when she was 9. An excerpt from page 51 of Atlas Shrugged.

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February 21, 2013 - 10:30 am

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I didn't. And if you make it to 50 without growing up, you don't have to.
1 year ago
1 year ago Link To Comment
I think I am doing it in reverse.

I suspect I was born grown (wayyyy too serious minded for my own good), and as I have grown older I seem to be reverting to more childish outlooks...lol.

Either that or the senility is kicking in.
1 year ago
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I may have been a bit late in 'growing up'. I was 25 when I came to an epiphany - a realization that it was time to get along in life. My daughter was born that year. The party was over. Not many men went to court asking for custody of a young child and got that wish granted in 1975 - I did and got that wish. Less than 5 years after 'growing up' I found myself as a single parent for that little girl. She adores me to this day - something I can't quite figure out since I did nothing much special except raise her as best I could. Something her mother wasn't willing to do. With help from my mother I was able to pull it off. It wasn't easy - life seldom is.

It wasn't like I was ready to grow up at 25 - life had decided it was time for me to grow up. I just didn't fight it.
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Maybe when I realized in high school that I was a vastly different person than I was presenting myself as, but that it would do me no good to be that person while I was still in high school due to its cliquish nature. So, I was basically marking time until college when I could be free to be myself.
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