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You spend most of your life dressed as an adult

Corriveau

You spend most of your life dressed as an adult. Monique Corriveau

Monique Chouinard Corriveau is a Quebec writer. She has written several books for young people.

Life is a role-playing game and the one most often played is to live as an adult. There is little difference between a child and an adult except that the latter has stifled his dreams by being reasonable and responsible.

In other words, one could say that a child is an unbridled adult. The adult believes that he or she is fundamentally different from the child, which is why he or she develops a strong identity and thus distinguishes himself or herself from the child. A child is freer since he is somehow detached from the social function of the adult while not taking responsibility for his subsistence. It’s a good bet that if we didn’t have the weight of economic independence on our shoulders, we would have more freshness and creativity throughout our lives. We are growing up to put on the adult suit, which not all of us are ready to do.

It is necessary to understand here that there are in the head of every adult desires of children or even childish desires that we cannot assume because of our new status. People become too serious out of necessity and also often out of a form of fear. Thus, time can change our appearance and social life can alter our candor, however they will not succeed in destroying the child we have always been and always will be, no matter how many masks we wear. We are born and die as children.

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