pkcommando wrote:LEGOs + alcohol = Awesomeness. Doubly so the next day when you survey your star-houseboatcopter-ship.
When it comes to toys I just think of my favorite Doctor Who quote: "There's no point in being grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes."
Fun? oh. Fun is so important.
What would be the point if not for Fun?
In the United States, today;
The difference between Childish and Childlike
is a Conversation that Needs to take place Over and Over.
I think it is Important.
When I came from those word meant very different things.
Dr. Who was a great guy, from what I understand.
It would be funny for him to allow himself to be Childish.
He was a mature, relaxed, competent adult, most of the time.
I heard many times: Be Childlike; Not Childish.
The difference is important.
Childlike wonder in a competent adult is Charming.
An adult may know about light waves.
An adult may know how much water weights per cup and per gallon and per liter.
An adult may know where the Lodging is.
An adult may have a bunch of very practical stuff running around inside its head.
Some of that stuff may be Overdressed and some of that stuff may be Naked.
That adult is Childlike if that adult can stand in wonder with others that don't know what day it is nor what time of day it is nor the name of the Planet.
There are other adults. ech. Adults. They are adults. They have money. They are big. They know what day it is. They know what time of day it is.
Many of those people may be insulted if you ask what the name of the Planet is. Childish? Or; Frightened adults?
Well? jeeze. Some people. Some people take themselves very seriously.
Childish? What is Childish? Those Women?! You know; Those Women?
Men are Childish, too. Most are Childish, boys.
Girls go Bad, often. ick.
Sometimes it is difficult to tell Childish from Fed Up.
Not everyone likes to get dirty. Girls get all weird.
Boys don't notice, at first. Well? oh.
Childish vs Childlike.
We can aim for Childlike and be kind to one another when we miss and hit Childish?
I think it is time to talk to one another about The Difference. There is a Difference.
We are Too Fucking kind to a bunch of spoiled Childish adults!
Childish people are Selfish people.
Childish people are Self Centered people.
Childish people throw temper tantrums.
Childish people are manipulative.
Childish people are Childish and that prevents Children and Others from being Childlike.
Childish people do not clean up when there is a mess.
By the time I have cleaned up behind some Assholes the Childlike Creativity, Curiosity and Joy have been knocked out of me.
Making a mess is often a Childlike thing to do. Refusing to take any responsibility for that mess is Childish.
Little Children will acknowledge, "We made a mess. We better clean it up."
It is so funny and cute to see that kind of behavior in both adults and children.
People are funny.
Some messes we can clean up.
Other mess we can not clean up.
The innocence of a child.
So great! Adults have it, too!
Then they get a little experience.
It is the Childlike Optimist!
Even with experience it is the Childlike Optimist that says,
"We will clean it up, in no time. It can't be as bad as last time. We cleaned that up; We'll clean this up."
Clean up is as much fun for the Childlike person as Mess up was.
The difference between Childlike and Childish is important.
The Dr. Who charater was a burdened adult.
If under those conditions an adult allowed himself to be Childish; It is ok.
If under easy conditions, if as a matter of course, if by both convention and cultural conditioning a person is Childish.
Well......With a four trillion dollar debt we may not be able to afford Childish people? Tough! Our people are Childish, anyway.
Women worse than men, as usual.
Men today worse than most women, when I came from.
The least we can do is find someplace where those Childish adults are not Boss.
There is no place where those Childish adults are not Boss?
I get irritated with people. That is because no one likes to play with me. waaaa!
Can you blame them?
I, sort of, have high standards for play.
I like to write down a plan.
Then do something else.
That is play, to me.
"What are you doing?"
"Sir; We are Messing up The Beach."
"Your orders are to clean The Beach."
"It was clean when we arrived; Sir." "We are messing it up. I expect to run over time. It is a Big Beach."
Let Me Be Buzz! I would be a good Buzz.
It does not come naturally to me. But; But, I can Learn!
I know most of the Lines.