Don’t Grow Up, It’s a Trap

Don’t you sometimes wish you could be a kid again?

Aditya Krishna
2 min readOct 31, 2016

We all would have uttered the title at least once, either as a joke, or we truly mean it when we miss our adolescence.

Growing up isn’t fun. We thought it would be, isn’t that right? Try not to lie. When you were five years of age, sitting amidst your living room watching cartoons, you would’ve thought growing up would be amazing.

Kids don’t have much of the past, so they don’t need to stress over anything, they are always free from past and future.

Most importantly, kids live in the moment and take pride in knowing that even though the rest of the world may disagree, they still see this as a beautiful place with zero obligations.

I agree with what Pablo Picasso said,

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

Every child does that naturally. So we don’t have to learn nothing. We just need to drop our bundle of thoughts and beliefs from the child you’ve known the best: yourself.

Yes, grown-ups have commitments, that kids don’t have. But dwelling in the past or future does not help to perform any tasks or work.

Sometimes our inner child just needs a kick from our adult self to come join the party.

I tried my best to explore my inner kid through 31 days challenge called #Inktober.

What is Inktober?

Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

Jake Parker created InkTober in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

Anyone can do InkTober, just pick up a pen and start drawing.

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Aditya Dhotre is a self-taught designer who specialises in visual design, He is fuelled by curiosity and passion for design, technology and life. Adi always believed that the “Creative” arena will be his best playground.



Aditya Krishna

Exploring the world through art and design. Always on the hunt for new inspiration and adventures.