One fine day, you wake up, and realize that you are not a child anymore. Most probably it is after you graduate elementary school, or high school, or maybe it is when you have your first kiss or start to worry about finances and marriage. Whenever it is, we grow up- that’s the normal situation of our mundane life. There comes a time, when you are no longer allowed to go to the park, or to be dependent on your parents. Your childish innocence disappears completely. It is one such time, when your carelessness and youthfulness is no longer seen as ‘cute’ qualities, but as pathetic and moronic ones. However, growing up is not a bad thing. It allows you to make a difference in the world, around us. It helps you to find who you are as a person. The reality of growing up is harsh though. EliteColumn brings you a few melancholic and bizarre quotes about losing our innocence and growing up.