“Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.”
― Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon
This is a quote that stuck with me as I read Everything, Everything. In the book, Maddy makes a difficult choice: She decides to listen to her heart and do what she truly wants, even if it means disappointing her mother. By doing this, Maddy learns to make decisions on her own and become her own person.
I never thought of growing up in the same way. For me, growing up means accepting responsibility for ourselves, emotionally and financially. It means taking ownership of our actions and becoming aware of their impact on others. It means being independent. Maybe growing up also means becoming a bit jaded, in which case I hope that a part of me will always remain a child.
Do you agree with this quote? What does growing up mean for you? Do you have a favourite quote?
PS. From now on, I will post a quote from a book every “Thoughtful Thursday”, not that we can’t be thoughtful every other day of the week 🙂