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Good day dear Steemians, it's another beautiful week and I'm so excited that I'm starting in this week's engagement challenge from this community. The topic for this week's challenge is Childhood or adulthood, which do you prefer. This is just a beautiful topic that would take us back to our childhood days and I'm sure we would have a great time while writing about the topic.
Childhood can be defined as the period of growing up, it is when we are under our parents and are to learn some things as we are growing while Adulthood is said to be when we have grown up already and not directly under the care of a parent. As a child, you are to depend on your parent for everything including decision making while as an Adult you have the right to make decisions for yourself. Every country has its legal age for people born in such country to be called an Adult.
Who is considered a child in your country? Include age
In my country Nigeria, you are a child if are from age 1 to 17 years and not up to 18 years, this is the period you have to be under your parent and they are to take responsibility for their children during this period, and such responsibilities include feeding, sponsoring, clothing, shelter guiding and decision making.
It is also in the legal writing by the government of Nigeria that childhood age stop at 18 years, anyone that is below 18 years is still a child and has no right in making decisions for his/herself and if any adult is caught doing what is not right or taking advantage of them will be penalized regardless of whether the child complies or gave their consent. This period is when we have to learn from our parents about so many things that would help us during adulthood.
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Who is considered an adult in your country? Include age
My country considered anybody that is 18 years of age as an adult, this is a period when we have grown and mature enough to stand on our own and can make decisions for ourselves. At this age, parents believe their child is mature enough to face what comes out of life, they can only advise or guide such a child if she is doing the wrong thing unlike in childhood day when they are to make decisions and the child must follow whatever decision made by their parent.
And this is a period when responsibility set in, you are to be responsible for yourself, your expenses and also supporting your family.
Childhood or Adulthood, which do you prefer?
After I became an adult and see the responsibilities that comes with it, I can't help but sometimes think of going back to my childhood days and see how peaceful, calm, and joyful it was. Now seeing this question I would love to choose Childhood because those are the days that one has to live a day as it comes with all joy, no worries, less stress, no pains of betrayal, and so on.
Every of our responsibility was been taken care of by our parents, all we need to do is to be good children, study tour time, play around, and have fun with our peers freely without any care about who is looking or responsibility knocking ahead.
Give at least 3 reasons why you prefer childhood or adulthood
The reasons why I prefer Childhood to Adulthood are as follows:
Unconditional Love: Children love is unconditional love, the type of love that can not be bought, when children fight among themselves they fought out of love, and within a short period, they had reconciled, revenge is not for them, once they forgive they forget about the incidence. Children's love is not give and take love like adult's love which is always until you scratch my back before I scratch yours back.
They are cheerful givers and always love to help one another, take for example when a child's pencil got lost, his or her friend won't think twice before cutting their pencil into 2 and gave her friend 1, they did all these with a pure and joyful mind unlike adulthood stage that is full of hypocrisy, envy and betrayal, the stage when one has to be careful around friends, you cannot tell your friends everything because you are afraid of being betrayed.
Childhood is Fun and Full of Possibilities: These are days when we have no worries about anything, all you have to do is to listen to your parent, have maximum fun with your peers and be hopeful. They live in the moment and explore every day to the fullest. They are eager to learn new things and make friends. Children are full of possibilities, they don't have negative thoughts because they believe everything will work out fine.
Childhood comes with Fewer Responsibilities and Competition: Adulthood responsibility can be so tiring, from waking up in the morning thinking of what to eat, your bills, subscription, sending money to your family and many more. At adulthood you are concerned about when you have to watch your weight, thinking of how to acquire some properties so that you can live a good life, even if time is not by your side before you know it the time has gone. Furthermore, Childhood competition is sweet and comes with a pure mind and hard work compared to adulthood which competes in a cunning way or through connection.
If you have pictures of your childhood and adulthood, we will like to see them.
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These are pictures of my childhood and my Adulthood.
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Both Childhood and Adulthood has their beautiful experiences but I would prefer to pick childhood experience over adulthood because those are the best moment of my life, it is full of fun, love, and joy. To forgive did come easily and trust is not expensive during that period. No wonder the word of God says it would be easy for children to enter the kingdom of God than adults because they live an easy and joyful life and do not care about acquiring all these worldly properties. This is where I will be stopping for today, thank you so much for reading.