We're taught from childhood that being an adult means growing up, which in turn implies eventually being fully grown. I feel like that's a bit of a lie and it clashes with other things that we've been taught our entire lives. Things like the fact that we're never to old to learn something new, that learning itself means personal growth, and that something new can be gleaned from every single day. We're constantly in a state of growth in one way or another.
Being older has certainly made me wiser. Who would have thought that adults were right when we were children? There are some things you just can't fully understand until you're older. It makes me almost feel bad for hormonal youngsters (I say that as if I, at 27, am closer to 103) who think they know it all. However with knowledge comes responsibility and responsibility...well, it sucks (I could use a more "adult" word, but I feel this one does it the justice my inner child craves). Just because I'm wiser in the ways of the world doesn't mean I make better decisions or magically have solutions to all of life's problems...that's the real issue. It comes back around to the fact that we're always growing and while I'm wiser now than I was at 17, my future self possesses a wisdom that I am yet to know or comprehend, and so on until the day I die. By the time we know it all, it's too late to really use any of it.
We never really finish growing...so I guess when people say it seems like I'll never grow up, it's kinda true.