You can get older. I mean, it’s not like any of us have much of a choice. But please, don’t grow up.
Also, understand that refusing to grow up and being mature are not mutually exclusive. You can be a responsible non-grownup. Easy.
Being mature: taking care of the ones you love, sometimes doing stuff you don’t want to do because it’s the right thing, being kind to others.
Being a non-grownup (this is not an exhaustive list, but some examples of non-grownup behavior): occasionally staying up super late playing video games, making up impromptu songs about your breakfast (I may have just done that), playing board games, drawing the blinds and dancing even though you can’t dance, giving your final MBA presentation as Captain Kirk.
Note that list 1 is not incompatible with list 2.
Ben is singing the music to the second level in the original Mario Bros. right now.
Being a non-grownup is good.
Join us. You know you wanna.