Three co-workers of mine just had a somewhat lengthy discussion where all three wished they could be babies again. This isn’t common, right? Am I just weird? “I just want to lie around all day, hang out, and have people love me,” one said to the most enthusiastic response. I see the passive appeal in it, but why not wish to be an adult who lies around hanging out all day being loved with awareness of what’s happening and access to conversation, alcohol and/or sex?
I understand the appeal of starting over, but I’d only want to start over if I were able to keep the knowledge and insight I’ve accumulated already, so that if I started over I’d know what pitfalls to avoid. It’s not like I had a bad childhood, I just have no desire to regress.
I suppose I just find the wish to be a baby odd, and I find it even odder that three people seemingly have this desire in my immediate proximity.