Delirious Growth

People around children always are on the verge of excitement. The almost attained delirium is ‘when is the child growing up?’ While most of the children make these ‘grown ups’ sad with the things going up as usual, the ‘bodily grown-ups’ always mutter a few words of dissatisfaction to these. The reason is ‘he is not growing up.’

The readers can judge these mutterers to be mature. But, let me offer a few revelations about them. They seem to think that only their version of growing up is right.

To be clear, every pervert individual thinks that ‘growing up’ is right according to him. For example, alcoholic perverts –however mild they may be– think that the moment the child drinks, he has grown up; lustful people think courting a girl makes him grown up; robbers think stealing the first goods makes him grown up. This can go on and on.

They are so obsessed with the child that they ‘help’ him with everything possible to grow up. Doesn’t this beg the question, ‘who is grown up? The child or the pervert? And more so, what makes him grown up? Is it the stature or the vices? I think the former is very applicable and anything else sounds lame.


The Cute Factor

If one takes a look at the world full of children, there is a lax attitude towards them being challenging. They are increasingly petted and reminded of being ‘small’, when it comes to competing with their intimidating contemporaries.

The competence differs from nation to nation in that some of their peers from developed countries are way too skilled and talented in every aspect. This deficit in intellect is too hard to straighten up by the children in the developing world- the lag behind. All this is due to the insurmountable affection showered on them- the petting and caressing can get to unimaginable amounts.


This attitude of people is manifested in the television too.

  • The ‘Spelling Bee’ in many countries has a rich amount of talent not seen in the developing ones. Here, it is a joke. And these farcical contests are received with much hype by the audience.
  • The same goes for ‘quiz’ contests too. They lag behind their developing counterparts. In these regions, much challenging quizzes are organized.


If such a lax attitude towards a child’s upbringing in terms of talent nurturing is showed, what can they achieve? Surely, underachievers gradually are deemed to rule in these countries. This is a thought to ponder.