One of the secrets about being an adult is that you never really feel like you are an adult.
You still feel like a kid trying to do grown-up shit.
I remember when I got my first job as a personal trainer and the training manager told me it would be more professional if I cut my long hair.
Being a newly minted adult, I listened.
Immediately I regretted it.
I progressed in my career going from being a trainer, to a manager to the personal training director to having my own company...and the whole time I was wondering when it would “hit” me.
When I would finally start to “feel” like an adult. Ya know, uptight, constantly complaining about (something political/financial) and seemingly serious for no reason.
Except it never happened. I became more responsible and developed more responsibilities, but I still felt like a kid.
I was still excited to lift, play video games and all the fun stuff I'd done before.
And that's when I realized. Most adults are just roleplaying what they see around them.
They suddenly become experts in IPAs because that is what you're supposed to apparently do.
But what if instead we did what we wanted to do, when we wanted to do it?
What if instead we kept that youthful energy alive inside of us and it was the key to a more vital, fulfilling and ultimately more meaningful life?
Raskol's goal is to keep that flame alive, to encourage finding your true self. And we aren't afraid to not take ourselves so seriously.
Its why we wear shirts with brightly coloured graphics on them. Or JORTs to the gym.
Life is what you make of it and if you're too busy trying to fit in, trying to roleplay something you aren't, you'll be missing out on all the fun.