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Ch. 1 Journal 3

Posted on: February 17, 2009

Ponyboy says Darry grew up too fast, Sodapop never grew up at all, and he doesn’t know which is best. What is your opinion?

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57 Responses to "Ch. 1 Journal 3"

I think that the best thing to do is not to grow at all, because you could always be a kid. Kids get less responsability that adults, and everyone always like them.

I think its better not to grow up.

Growing up too quick could make a teenager way too serious and demanding, and thus could make less people like the person who grew up too fast.

If you never grow up, then your sense of responsability and judgement could be lacking.

Overall, I would say that Never Growing up is better than growing up too fast.

Ponyboy says Darry grew up too fast and Sodapop never grew at all. Of course, it’s important to be mature in life but it’s also important to have a personality and have fun sometimes. These two qualities should be both balanced. I honestly think that being a kid is a good thing because you can see the world more innocently and clearly than being an adult. Sometimes an adult can be close minded because of their past experiences and cannot understand from other people’s point of view. As a child, you may not know many things but you still have all the time to learn about the world and yourself.

3. When Pony boy says Dallas grew up too fast and Sodapop never grew up at all I would rather not grow up at all. This is because when you are little you have a lot of fun. Every thing seems so easygoing and fanny to you. Once you grow up you feel more things and notice life isn’t always fun. When you’re little your are almost always vivacious and nothing seems to go wrong. So in conclusion I would rather not grow up at all then grow up too quick.

Ponyboy says Darry grew up to fast, Sodapop never grew up at all, and he doesn’t know which is best. In my opinion, I think Sodapop is best. Because Soda never grew up, he understands Ponyboy more than Darry does. Maturity is a good quality to have but it’s also good to be less serious. It is especially in the Curtis’ situation. (Sodapop and Darry have to be both parents and brothers to Ponyboy.)

I think it’s better if you dont grow up.

I feel that it is better to not grow up at all because if you want to live life you should live it well. You shouldn’t live life taking care of everyone else, you should also take care of yourself sometimes. You need to have fun sometimes and not spend your time making other people happy like an adult. You should try and spend as much time as you can as a kid. As a kid there is a lot less responsibility which causes a lot less stress which I think is great because stress can ruin your life and make you depressed.

I think that a little of both would be fine. It can be bad to be too immature becuase eventually you would get annoying to people. Also if you are too mature it will be no fun to be with you. So a litttle of both of them would be great.

I personally think it is best not to grow up than to grow up too fast. If you grow up too fast, you will have a very boring and serious life. Life is a journey and you should have fun. Childhood is amazing and if you rush through it, you won’t have a good past to look back to.

I think it is really bad to grow up to fast because you would bee too mature and if you’re too mature around younger or less mature people might not like you but then again it could be good if you have to be a leader of some sort because a immature person can’t be a leader.

I think it is a little bit of good and bad to never grow up because it can be good because you would have a bubbly personality and would be fun to be around ( which is the good side) and then the bad thing is there is a level of being to young or immature for example if you were in a room of sophisticated and mature people and you are being immature and foolish then you are just immature on so many levels.

Personally, I would like to never grow up because you can be a kid or teenager your whole life and be at a equal level of being mature and immature like yin and yang. So, I know that I would like to be a fun person to be around and I hope everyone can still be a kid and have fun every once in a while when they grow up!!
: ( – Yin
:p – Yang

I think it would be better not to grow up because who would you rather hang out with; a mean adult or a funny laid back kid. It’s really not that hard to choose. And if you are a grouchy adult you have more weight to carry on your shoulders. All kids have to do is go to school, do their chores, and be nice. So NEVER GROW UP!!! (Unless you have to)

Personally, I think never growing up at all is better. Our life is only so long, so we might as well make the best of it. Seeing the world through a kid’s eyes makes it seem like a much better place than if you’re an adult. Being a kid is more fun. You don’t have to worry about anyone else’s problems and not even your own, most of the time. That’s what parents are for ;]

I don’t think either of them is better. Everyone should act their age because you are only that old for so long, so you shouldn’t act like an adult when you’re a kid because you’ll miss out on it later in life.

I think the best thing is to not grow up at all. I think this because people always say that your childhood years the best years of your life. Also, because sometimes when you grow up to fast you miss out on a lot of exciting things.

I think it would be better to not grow up at all because if you do grow up to fast then you won’t have any fun in your life. If you don’t grow up then you will have fun in your life. You don’t have to go to work or work to hard. You can relax and have fun.

I think it would be able to grow up too fast because if you never grow up, the world of adulthood will be a rude awakening for you.

I think that not growing up at all is the best. I choose this because growing up to fast can somehow pressure you into maybe dropping out to go hang out with your older friends. It can also make peer pressure to hard to deny and you could give in to doing drugs or some other bad things. But in this case Darry only grew up because once his parents died, he was forced to take care of his brothers, and he could never go to college till they were old enough to take care of themselves!

I think that it is better to stay a kid because you get to do everything a kid could do. You can stay home and not go to school. You get up early to watch you favorite TV show. You can just have fun and not worry about anything getting in your way.

Growing up too fast can be bad because you get too serious and forget too have fun. If you don’t grow up at all then that can be bad if everyone else is all matured by now and you’re the only one who isn’t. I think to not grow up at all because it’s good to have fun, and if you don;t life gets boring.

I agree with what wd14427 said because, yes you have to grow up, but on the other hand grow up to fast and you can’t enjoy childhood. My opinion is to grow up at your own pace.

I think that growing up too fast is not good for a teenager because they dont really know responsibility. But I would rather stay a teenager because you would always stay young and always have fun and mess around all day.

As much as I believe that all kids should never grow up; it will happen and there’s nothing anyone can do about it, but even when you’re an adult you’re still a kid at heart. I don’t think growing up is bad, because inside you’re still a kid. Growing up can be bad because most kids just want to stay young and have no worries, but you can’t you have to grow up.

I think it would be better not to grow up at all because then you have to get a job and be mature and have NO FUN. I think it would be better to stay a kid until you die. Then kids would run the world

I think it would be better not to grow up at all because then you have to get a job and be mature and have NO FUN. I think it would be better to stay a kid until you die. Then kids would run the world.

I think it is better to never grow up instead of having to grow up too fast.

I think that Sodapop growing up is better because it is more fun for Ponyboy.

I think if you grow up to fast then you get to be to serious and you never have fun.

I think ponyboy should stay different because he has good potential.:)

I think that because of how their parents died, Sodapop and Darry have grown up a big percentage. Sodapop dropped out of hihool just so he can have a job and pay for the house and food. Darry takes care of Soda and Pony by being more of a father figure than a big brother.

I think its better to not grow up because you have so much more fun and being young is so cool

To be honest I don’t know what one to pick because sometimes I wish to grow up faster and sometimes I don’t.

I think kids are underestimated, so not growing up at all doesn’t neccesarily have to be a bad thing. But, growing up to fast can make you a miserable person and can cause stress. Never growing up can lead to a bad job and not being able to support yourself or others. Not growing up at all can also keep you unprepared for what life really is.

I think not growing up is better because if you grow up then you have to watch out for everybody you care about and work to get money.

I think it is good to grow up so you can experience things that you all ready havent

I think that both are bad ways to mature. Growing up to fast and never growing up aren’t good choices.

although if I had to pick between to fast and to slow i would pick never grow up. i thik that you should keep some fun and energy in your life at all times so i think growing up to fast would be worst then never growing up.

I think it is better not to grow up because people who grow up seem to be serious about anything. Sometimes they can’t let loose and just have fun. They are too worried about work or school.

I think it is better to never grow up. If you grow up too fast then you lose your childhood. Adults have a lot of responsibilities so I would rather be a kid.

My opinion is to stay as young as you can for as long as possible. Who wants to grow up? Face it, growing up means having to work full time, pay taxes, hold down a house, take care of kids, buy clothes for your family, cook dinner every night, and loads of more work. When you’re young, you get to go out to the movies with friends, go to parties, run around without throwing out your back, and you have more memories when you’re younger. And for the girls out there, when you get old, that means wrinkles!

In my opinion i think both are bad.Growing up too fast can be bad because you may misout on something that was alot of fun because you were to busy acting like an adult.But then again not growing up can be bad because you dont learn any responsiblity and when it comes to the point where you are forced to grow up.You wont know what to do and how to handle situations.

I think it is better to not grow up because it is much easier too be a kid rather that an adult because they have too many responsibilities.

I think it is better to never grow up because you only live once and you should have fun, not be too up tight. But at the same time, I think you have to control this because you need to be responsible too.

I think not growing up at all is better , because that does’nt mean your a child . Growing up too fast usually leads people to become stressed and focused to much on the little things on life .

I think going up fast is that best way because it shows how you coped with life. It also shows how responsible you are if you grew up fast.

My opinion is both I wouldn’t like to grow up too fast or too slow. I like being goofy but I don’t like acting like a fool. I think that I would like to grow up in a nprmal pace and be goofy and sophisticated at times.

I think it’s better to grow up sooner then to never grow up at all.

I think it is good that Darry grew up because he had to take care of his brothers. When the boys parents died Darry had to step up and take charge.

I think Soda should grow up because he has to set a good example for Ponyboy. Ponyboy looks up to him and so far he hasnt been a good example becfause he is a drop-out.

i would rather be a kid all the time, but your going to have to grow up sooner or later.

My opinion is that it is better to grow up fast like Darry did. You learn your responsibilities, and you mature. You learn not to depend on so many people, and how to be less selfish if you are caring for another person. I wouldn’t want to grow up as fast as Darry did, but at the age where you should be doing things on your own. If you stay a kid, you don’t know to learn from your mistakes, and your not responsible.

I think not growing up at all would be the best. when your a kid all you really have to worry about is school. When you are a grownup it seems like you have a lot more things to deal with, and more responsibilities than when you are a kid. Like I don’t have to do much other than my homework, and school work.

I do not think either one is good at all if you grow up to fast then no one will think your fun anymore and you me end up being to harsh and hurting the people you love. If you don’t grow up at all then you will not be responsible and you can do some stupid things.

I don’t think it really matters. They both have their ups and downs. Being a kid gives you chances to relax and have fun, though people almost never listen to you and your never trusted with semi- important things. Being an adult lets you do stuff like stay out late and get payed by you working, though, like Darry, you don’t get as many chances to relax as much as you did when you were a kid. I really don’t care whether which one I am.
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i think growing up to fast is bad because your not like anyone else. and not growing at all means ur like still a little kid. so i think growing up at a steady pace is good

I think it is better to not grow up at all then grow up to fast. I thinks so because if you grow up to fast you lose that childhood fun. If you don’t grow up then you always have that fun and you can take time to try and grow up.

I always say to be young at heart because it’s fun being a kid, so why not having a little bit inside you?

I think it is better to grow up than to grow up too fast because everyone wants to grow up so you cant say not to grow up.

My opinion is that Darry should understand that just because he is the oldest does not mean that he has to grow up so fast just because there parents are dead. Sodapop should grow up a little bit but not to much to set a better example for ponyboy.

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