I've noticed a lot of people use the phrase "my little side" or "my inner child" and I just thought I would bring up a discussion about the sides of a person.
Excuse me for a moment while I go into how I've approached the topic, and then I'll have what I really am asking and wanting to talk about.
I definitely have used the phrase before, it's easier to explain to someone who is confused about the concept of being an AB, LG, Toddler, etc. that you have this little kid side along with the an adult side. It allows you to explain that while you dabble in age regression and like to be a baby and kid for fun, you can still be a mature adult and you want respect. I understand this completely and it's definitely useful as a way to try to explain who you are.
I however feel this is something that personally, we should try to avoid. I at least, am not stopping trying to refer to myself as someone with sides. This may not work for everyone, and please express your thoughts.. but these are mine.
I hate this concept that we have to completely define ourselves by age stereotypes. We are either a child, or an adult. People seem to be unable to understand that sometimes, someone is just both. Sometimes someone isn't defined by age stereotypes and is simply a person. While I'm definitely mature and responsible, I also like to wear diapers or play with toys or have a mommy or a daddy still. I don't see why the childish parts in the person can't still be an adult, and I don't see what the responsible person can't be a kid. I want to be a person, not an age and my "child side" should be apart of my adult life too.
I should be so lucky to see the world forever though the eyes of my childish traits, I want to keep believing in magic and continue talking to people as if I'm on a preschool channel about friendship and forgiveness and love. The fact that I still want to be a kid has shaped the kinda person I am, and I want to be proud of that person and not hide it away in an age group as if it's not an epic thing to have in an adult too. I don't want people to forget that I am defining myself as an adult in this way, and being super childish in personality does not make me any less of an adult or a person. I should not separate my personality traits, I should just embrace the entire person that I am. I'm not saying I should try to make every person I meet my mommy and daddy and walk around in diapers on display, I'm saying I should be afraid to let my other personality traits that are considered childish be public, because there is nothing wrong with being different.
I really do believe that everyone should too, but I would like to hear your thoughts on maybe why you would defend continuing to separate the traits, or why you agree with me, or why I might be saying something that is just plain common sense. Either way, I hope that I made you think just a little bit.
Thanks for reading. I hope this thing hasn't' been posted a million times.