You know, when we're kids, we're so creative, we're so full of life and adventure, we are how normal beings are supposed to be. Somewhere down the line, we lose that....and we start living in the "adult" world, and start being at effect to what's around us, instead of using our imagination to create reality and bend it to what we want. And I was thinking back on my childhood, and the things I used to create, and I'm curious about what were you guys doing as kids, what were you creating, what did you love to do and be. I think that's an interesting topic.
I used to love drawing, and making comics. I'd love drawing buildings, or boats, or houses, kind of like an architect. I'd take a book, and make little drawings on the side of each page, and then flip the pages to make an animation lol I would make my own languages, with alphabet and everything. I'd make songs and poems, and make music with a guitar or drums. I'd love to draw maps...and make up my own world, like J.R.R. Tolkien used to do. I'd buy sets of army men and have fun all day playing war with them, I'd draw flags and make bases for them and everything lol I'd love playing with toys, and making up all kinds of different scenarios with them.
I used to love going on adventures, and playing make belief. Like me and my brother would go out into the forest and pretend to be adventurers, and look for animals, climb trees, swim in the river. We'd put on military costumes, use hockey sticks for guns and play war. Or we'd go out and make all kinds of scenarios and act them out. Just all kinds of things.
And those were real fun times. It's amazing how kids seem to live almost entirely in fantasy. What ever happened to that...somewhere down the line, we lose that sense of fun and play, and creative fantasy...and start being "mature". We start looking for fulfillment and enjoyment, not in our own creations, but in possessions, or titles, or labels we give ourselves. We start being too left brained, to into facts and figures, too caught in the intellect and mind.
But anyways, so...tell me folks, what are some of the things you used to do, when you were kids? For creativity, for fun, for enjoyment, for play? I'm interested to hear...and I'm sure it'd be interesting to reminisce.