I can never answer questions like these. I think too much. Go too far into the repercussions and or circumstances — like well duh, I’d rather be a happy child who’s loved and cared for, than a miserable adult. Conversely, I’d rather be a happy, successful adult than a lonely, uncared for child.
But even if you assume the conditions of one’s eternal age — should you be given one and should you really have to choose — are positive, I still wouldn’t be able to choose … because what’s better? To live forever a child, carefree, spontaneous and joyful OR to spend eternity as an adult with the memories of that cheery childhood and the ability to make a difference in the world; perhaps even in the life of a not so fortunate child?
Well, now that I’ve asked the question, I am slapped with the answer that IF I had to live forever as either a child, an adolescent, or an adult, I would choose to be an adult — and I would hope that somewhere along the course of my perpetuity that I would make a difference in a child’s life … because the children are our future and one day, they’d grow up to be my contemporary. And I think I’d prefer to live with other grownups that were given the chance at a happy childhood rather than a crappy one.
Oh, and as for being an adolescent stuck forever in puberty – who in their right mind would ever choose that? Bleck! I mean could there be a worse fate than an eternity in puberty?
Today’s post sponsored by The Daily Prompt: Golden Age – “If you had to live forever as either a child, an adolescent, or an adult, which would you choose — and why?”