Earlier this year, I was thinking if it was time I should drop anime. Forget about it & just move on with my life. Anime was part of my childhood and teenage life. I felt that I should probably grow up & maybe, dropping anime was a sign of growing up.
At first, I really tried to stop liking it. I tried to change the way I felt & thought about anime. I wanted so much to look at anime and say, "Meh, it's just anime. No big. Something that I used to like & watch."
I really tried.
But then, I just couldn't. Every time, I try to distance myself from anime, I always find a reason that pulls anime tighter to me. I just couldn't think of it as something of the past.
That was when I realize that growing up won't be proven by me dropping anime. I don't know about you but I realized that growing up meant seeing things with more clarity and understanding more. It's about gaining wisdom while retaining the youth in your heart. That's how I feel anyway.
So now, I know that I don't need to drop anime to grow up.
I don't know how long anime will last in my life. Maybe, it'll be in my life till my death comes or maybe, I'll drop in 10 years.
But as for now, I won't drop it. Heck, I found more reasons to let anime stay.
In the moments of trying to get rid of anime, I have only grown closer to it.
So yea. Growing up doesn't always mean forgetting some things.
That's all I have to say for now. Anyhow, I'm off to watch Naruto now.