Be sure to lie to your kids about the benevolent, all-seeing Santa Claus. It will prepare them for an adulthood of believing in God.
Humor humor santa
When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind. The bridge is made of wood. As you cross, it burns behind you
bridge adulthood Childhood
Childhood is for spoiling adulthood.
As a child I assumed that when I reached adulthood, I would have grown-up thoughts.
Childhood and adulthood were not factors of age but states of mind.
Perhaps eggs are like neurons, which also are not replenished in adulthood: they know too much. Eggs must plan the party. Sperm need only to show up- wearing top hat and tails, of course.
sex Science gender
In their youth, mortals behave more like nymphs. Adulthood seems impossibly distant, let alone the enfeeblement of old age. But ponderously, inevitably, it overtakes you.
Optimism was for children. Once you reached adulthood then you had to join the rest of the world as a realist - life was a bag of shit you were expected to pay for.
realism Life pessimism
Children wear their natures like brightly-colored clothes; that's why they lie so transparently. Adulthood is the art of deceit.
deceit Art lying
Adulthood is accretive by nature, a thing which arrives in ragged stages and uneven overlaps.
Soon, he would become an adult. And when he did, there would be not going back because adulthood was akin to what his father had once said about being a war hero: one you became one, you died one.
Age coming-of-age childhood
The difference between childhood and adulthood, Vic had come to believe, was the difference between imagination and resignation. You traded one for the other and lost your way.