I find that there is a lot of debate in the world about who is too old for what. At some point last year there was an article that got everyone in a frenzy. The article said something about how adults should not be reading young adult novels. Yet, they went on to say it was okay to write them…which in all honesty makes no sense. Also, if adults didn’t read young adult novels we all would have missed out on the wonderful world of Harry Potter.
This morning I read another article about an engagement ring. The engagement ring was inspired by a snitch from Harry Potter. If you don’t know (but I’m assuming you are all awesome and know) a snitch is the smallest ball in Quidditch(sport of the wizards) that Harry Potter once almost swallowed.
The author of this article goes on to say that if your significant other proposes to you with a ring inspired by some fandom, they are too immature to get married. This of course didn’t sit well with my inner hulk. It’s ridiculous if you ask me. As an adult we can make the choices we want to. It kind of comes with the territory of being an adult. Our parents can’t tell us what to do anymore (though we listen to their advice with respect) and we shouldn’t let other adults tell us what to do either.
If my television is on, most of the time it’s on the Disney channel. I love the silly kid shows that make me miss my own childhood. I read books that were intended for young adults and I fall madly in love with them. I get into the nerd world of a few fandoms and I would love if I found a man who knew my love for them and proposed to me with a fandom inspired engagement ring!
The thing about what I watch and read and enjoy is that most of it is not riddled with sex. Or everyday problems that adults deal with. TV, books, movies, stories, and anything else is there to escape the reality of the world. At least that is what it is for me. Life is hard and can sometimes really suck. I don’t want to read a book or watch a show/movie that is just going to remind me of what I have waiting for me when I return to reality.
I don’t know where we go wrong as adults, but being adult is not always putting away your “childish” things. Being adult is putting away your own insecurities and realizing how awesome you are. It’s putting away silly fights and drama that you don’t need in your life. It’s about taking care of yourself, being healthy, and learning as much as you can. Being an adult is being able to watch, read, listen to, and obsess over what you want.
Now, if you will excuse me I need to binge watch Doctor Who.