You guys remember in the movie Hook when Peter has to re-member how to pretend and imagine? He has to cut through all the bullshit he's picked up as an adult and remember how to be a boy again. I was reading Book of Pook and realized I've been missing a major piece of my own Red Pill puzzle- I take myself too fucking seriously. Maybe some of you can relate to me - both of my parents were teachers and education/intelligence were highly valued in my house. Both parents were big readers, and I read a ton as a kid. I was also constantly praised for being so "mature", not just by my own parents but other adults (also mostly teachers, because for whatever reason teachers seem to hang out with other teachers). I played some sports as a kid, I skateboarded and always liked being out in the woods, but I look back and see how imbalanced my childhood was. I don't think I ever really got to be a boy. People have always called me an old soul and I used to think it was a compliment. Now I realize I'm just boring. Which makes my wife boring, and my wife doesn't want to be bored. So despite the fact that I've been consistently lifting since September 2018, I've lost a ton of weight and look better than I have in almost a decade, I'm spending more time with the kids, I'm gaming my wife, I am still missing the care-free, boyish approach to life.
My question is how did some of you guys fix this? I'm spending a lot more time with my kids and that has helped but I feel like I need that Peter Pan moment where I "remember" how to be a boy again. Like I feel robbed of that piece of my boyhood, so how can I find it again as an adult?