Immaturity has its own beauties just as childhood has its own beauties. Maturity too has its own beauties just as old age has its own beauties, but there is no need to hanker for the other when you are away from it.
While you are young, enjoy your youth with all its immaturities, with all its flaws. Enjoy it with all its limitations because youth is flying! Soon it will be gone and you will become mature and then there will be no way back.
You will be caught in maturity and then you will suffer and say, ‘Now I have become mature — I cannot fool around the way I used to like to.’ You would like to become immature again so you can forget all these things which wisdom brings.
While you are immature enjoy it; when you become mature enjoy that too.
This is my philosophy: wherever you are at the moment, let that moment be your totality. Don’t create an ideal against it, above it, otherwise you start feeling that you are falling short.
All idealism is a kind of neurosis and all perfectionistic people tend to become mad. So drop this completely.
Enjoy these foolish days; these are beautiful days! Soon they will be gone: before they are gone drink their juice to the utmost so there is no need to look back. When maturity comes enjoy that.
And then a man can enjoy the whole life from the beginning to the very end.
He can enjoy childhood, he can enjoy youth, he can enjoy old age, he can enjoy success, he can enjoy failure; he can enjoy everything that happens! He will enjoy life and he will enjoy death too.
And when the whole life is just a continuity of enjoyment it is sacred! This life I call holy because it is whole!