Y is for Youth
It cannot be defined by age, size, or education level. It has nothing to do with a certain level of maturity and is unfairly blamed for a lot of bad decisions. We confuse our children by pressing them to grow out of it, and then turn right around and search for ways to get it back. There are those who seem to have more of it and as a result attract others to them like neighborhood kids to an ice cream truck.
Young at heart is so much more than a popular song, or movie, or book. It is a state of being. It has inspired folklore and legends alike about a magical fountain from which it possibly flows, prompting adventurous searches. The irony being that the hunt alone was an indication of infliction.
I have been blessed with my parent’s DNA which allow me to look years younger than I actually am, but I also feel that I’m the recipient of an abnormally active youth gene. Just ask my wife and she’ll tell you about having to raise FOUR kids (three actual). At times that means I have to "act my age" and forgo what I'd really like to be doing, shamed into harnessing my youthful exuberance. But sooner or later it always breaks free.
Our young don't have the monopoly on youth.
*sticking tongue out*