>> I published this post for the Babble Voices blog, and I’m only permitted to post a snippet of it here (below). Read the whole thing and comment on Danoah Unleashed. >>

We’re born. And it begins. The cycle of life.

As babies, we know nothing. Our ability to remember hasn’t yet developed. We have no control over our facilities. We babble and coo and make all sorts of funny noises. We can’t talk. We can’t walk. We have a hard time rolling over and everything we do takes strength that we don’t necessarily have. We fart whenever we like. We burp whenever it’ll feel good. Someone has to feed us. Someone has to care for us. Someone has to calm us when we get sensory overload.

And then there’s this next stage where we turn into kids, and we grow, and we just kind of appreciate being a part of a bigger world. And we trust people. And our family is the most important thing to us.

And then there’s a stage after that where we turn into teenagers, and we grow big tall bodies. And we get easily upset. And our skin starts looking like crap. And friends become the most important thing to us. And our hormones go all crazy. And we experience our first real loves. And we contribute a little, but most of our needs are taken care of by our parents.

And then comes the stage where we’re all adults. And we know everything. And we make money all by ourselves. And we make families. And our skin looks awesome. And we learn the brunt of life’s lessons. And we enjoy the finer things of life. And we feel invincible. And we don’t really need anybody but we love the people in our lives. This stage lasts a while.

And then we one day hit this wall and we start walking backwards.

>> I published this post for the Babble Voices blog, and I’m only permitted to post a snippet of it here. Read the whole thing and comment on Danoah Unleashed. >>

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 1.4 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!