This weekend, Charlie Chaplin, a man whose face you know and movies you don't, would have celebrated his th birthday. Though no birth certificate for the British film icon has ever been found, it's generally accepted that he was born on April 16, Celebrities' birthdays are completely irrelevant, yet many have noted that the beloved Aries entered the world just four days before another toothbrush-mustached famous person: Adolf Hitler. Although Chaplin's ridiculous facial hair came with a sense for slapstick, the pair are often compared, and not just because the " tyrannical director " satirized the tyrannical dictator in a film. Born into poverty in south London to a deadbeat dad and a mentally ill mother, Charlie Chaplin had all the makings of a rags-to-riches success story. The hard-working, spottily educated little Chaplin spent his childhood as a clog dancer, in and out of workhouses and relatives' homes, before learning physical comedy from the legendary British comedian Fred Karno.
2. You try to look at somebody while pretending you’re not looking
What It’s Like to Grow Up
That's right, I'm on to you. You do the shitty things we all do and you don't admit it either. Don't believe me?
1. You embellish stories to make yourself sound cool
The hair on my legs stood on end. Then, the feeling of needles grazing the flesh of my arm announced itself to my brain. It began pumping through my arteries. My blood ran cold. My stomach lurched. Junk sickness seized me. My body was in revolt and demanded a call to arms. I went to the payphone, my only option after pawning the iPhone my parents bought me.
Learning how to grow up and be more mature starts with knowing what you truly value. Being an adult means sticking to your values, even when it's not popular or doesn't benefit you. W hen I was like four years old, despite my mother warning me not to, I put my finger on a hot stove. The stove was red and bright and shiny and I knew yummy food came from it, so the allure was irresistible.