There's a lot of benefit to having a childlike mindset towards life. Allowing yourself to be more like that of a child can be paradoxically empowering in a way that pushes back against the drudgery of modern adult life.
That said, childlike ≠ immature. You can still have a childlike sense of wonder about the world without having to act rude or disrespectful towards others.
Still though, it's sad that our culture has associated being rude and temperamental with acting like a child.

There are plenty of positive connotations to being childlike, we should use them more.
And also remember that it's even more difficult for men to allow themselves to be more childlike because often times "childlike = femininity"

Why do you think the term "manchild" exists and not "womanchild"?
There's nothing wrong with acting like a child so long as you're not hurting anyone and you're respectful to others.

Which is why we should normalize it more!

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Decided to buy the cheapest bag of frozen strawberries at walmart and literally 1 out of every dozen strawberries has this weird gross chemical taste to it, it's gross
I've been told in the past that my choice to buy more costly organic food was a privileged one.

Sure, it's a privilege, but you can literally taste the difference, especially in fresh foods like vegetables. It turns out that pesticides in your food doesn't taste all that good.
I'm not even principally against GMOs, but having a "race to the bottom" food system that priorities maximizing yield over food quality is probably not going to lead to positive health outcomes imo.
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