I like the quote in this image and wanted to post it here so I googled it so I could just copy and paste and found there’s just a little bit more to it.
“Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” — C.S. Lewis
This is so true but most of us don’t see it, and by “us” I mean me too. It’s hard. No one wants to be seen as being childish so we “put away childish things,” even if we still like those things. Furthermore, we are quick to see childishness in others where there is really a more confident kind of maturity.