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Why when people grow up do they stop being enchanted or imaginative ?

Around the age of 40 I started realizing that my window for being who I really want to be is closing. So instead of making 10 year plans for projects, career goals, major purchases, I only have 5 year targets now. My mortality is becoming apparent to me.

Keeping this in mind, it started making sense to me that taking huge risks like just going off and joining the war in Ukraine, or putting all my money in AMC stock, or basing my entire life around marriage to a woman are not wise decisions.

I have imagination. I have the same dreams I had when I was a kid but as you get older you experience more shit and the pain of failure gets way more real to you because you have already experienced it VERY personally. So while it may seem that older people do not have imagination or enchantment, the reality is that they are more conservative because they have seen more and felt more and when they failed it was so very painful,

That being said there are definitely times when old people just don't give a fuck. Like they just go ahead and bet their whole life on a thing. I have a few things like that as well.
Bonnie · 41-45, F
Negative Experiences growing up can really dull a persons spark. Life experiences in general
AngelKrish · 26-30, M
@Bonnie i am just 26 years old...gone through so much....there are so many responsibilities out there for me to do..
But i don't feel that strength in myself..🥺i know there is warrior inside but it feels like broken now....
Bonnie · 41-45, F
@AngelKrish You are not broken , you have the strength inside you to handle life. Ive been through alot myself, you are still so young. Never give up hope of a better tomorrow
AngelKrish · 26-30, M
@Bonnie i am just surviving with hope..but still i am surviving..not living my life...
All my life I was told I was crazy, lying ..etc. couldn't see the stuff i did.
I stayed the same anyways haha
Rolexeo · 26-30, M
School system and work beats it out of most people. Your brain working differently is labeled a learning disability
Barny52 · 56-60, M
Yes and no, you stop being able to play with toys using a child’s imagination but you can still be inventive using your imagination
AngelKrish · 26-30, M
As they start deciding fate of their own they don't imagine or think out of their boundaries!
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