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You can pry my Pokemon games out of my cold, dead hands. Can't help it, guys––I love them. I love the games. I even check out the show from time to time (if you've never watched Twilight Wings, you're missing out). I'm not a competitive player, by the way. I don't really care about training an unstoppable team. I just enjoy a fun and engaging story. (I feel the same way about the Final Fantasy games. Perhaps I should have grown out of it, according to the people out there who can't let other people just enjoy things.

After Redditor Rare_Dragonfruit1885 asked the online community, "Be honest, what's something you should have grown out of by this age, but haven't?" people told us what things and habits they still love.


"I can't sleep soundly..."

Sleeping with my favorite stuffed animal. I can't sleep soundly without my little guy.

UR144

I still have my favorite stuffed animal, personally.

And while I don't sleep with it (all the time), it's nice to have it there.

"No."

Whenever I get asked what my hobbies or interest are. I always say video games and always get the typical "Aren't you a little too old to be playing them?"

No. No, I am not. It's my way of winding down after a busy and often stressful day at work. Why is it any different from binging an entire series on Netflix or reading an entire book in a day? I hate the fact that it's 2021 and there are people out there that still portray video games as a childish hobby.

steelcity91

Video games are art!

If you've never played Final Fantasy VII or Chrono Trigger (I realize I've naming some older stuff here) and you still think video games are just for children, then you're missing out.

"I'm 28..."

I'm 28 and love finding painted rocks. I say we go rock hunting and paint rocks for my kids but I definitely get the most enjoyment from it.

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"I collect a variety of plushie brands..."

Plushies, I collect a variety of plushie brands, and my boyfriend, who works in a toy store, indulges me. I'd never owned a Squishmallow until I met him but now I have a small horde and every time he gets a batch at work I get first dibs.

Spidermanmanspider

"When I turn off the lights..."

When I turn off the lights at night I sprint to my bed so the demons can't grab me.

Cakedayisnttoday

And now I'm reminded of that one "Powerpuff Girls" episode...

Remember when Bubbles was terrified of the Boogeyman and he turned out to be real––and a disco king?

"My boyfriend got me a bear..."

Teddy bears. My boyfriend got me a bear for Valentine's Day and I sleep with it every night I'm not with him and sometimes I just have it with me while watching a movie. I'm 21 this year.

Artemis_Hunter00

"Burning my mouth..."

Burning my mouth on a cookie immediately after I take it out of the oven. I know it will burn my tongue but the gooeyness can't be avoided.

imuncomfy5

"I'll admit..."

Ghosts and the paranormal. I'll admit even at age 26, I still find it so utterly fascinating.

strangegeneration94

Utterly fascinating, indeed.

Do I believe in it? Nah, not really. Do I love reading about it? Of course. I also won't turn down a good supernatural horror film.

"It's sometimes nice..."

I like to read my old childhood books sometimes.

Babysitters Club, Goosebumps, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Fudge. It's sometimes nice to go through a story that's not traumatic and full of death and sadness.

I also still like building with LEGO. It's therapeutic and relaxing.

bitterherpes

Nothing wrong with revisiting some old childhood favorites!

I happen to be a big Roald Dahl fan myself.

"Most people I interact with..."

​Writing and reading fanfiction. Most people I interact with within the fandom are much younger so I just keep to myself.

oreo-fellatio

"At 57..."

As a never-married, childfree old crone, it'd have to be doing whatever I want to whenever I want. "You'll get bored of life without having children!" REALLY?!? At 57 I'm still finding new, fun, interesting things to see/experience/learn and I'm well satisfied.

casualLogic

Amen to that.

There's a lot of freedom in not having children, not to disparage people who choose not to have them at all.

"It's erratic..."

Teeth brushing. It's erratic as f***. I don't know, but I just don't even remember sometimes.

BS_BlackScout

You might want to stay on top of that.

It'll pay dividends later.

"I'm also just a creature of habit..."

Chocolate milk. I'm 30, and I just enjoy having a nice cup of chocolate milk with or after dinner. My wife used to give me sh!t about it, but now I think she finds it kinda cute. I'm also just a creature of habit, so my daily things are predictable.

jasonsgood

The lesson to be learned here is quite simple.

Let people enjoy things! This shouldn't be so difficult. "Professionalism" is a mask we put on during the work week. Let people be happy doing and exploring what they love.

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