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Being an adult

Postby Queen K » Sep 2nd, 2019, 9:26 pm

I read a t-shirt on a middle age woman that said, "Don't ask me to be an adult today."

Lots of memes out there expressing extreme disappointment in being an adult. One even said, "when you look around for an adult and realize you are one." Like, W T?

And then this meme:

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So what does being an adult mean to you? Other than buckets of bills? That's the obvious.
Using cash is one of your few forms of privacy: use it or lose it. 1984 isn't the only Orwell novel that needs to to made fiction again.

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Re: Being an adult

Postby carcarson31 » Sep 2nd, 2019, 9:46 pm

To me it means truckloads of beer, sex with a different partner every night, and occasionally waking up at work so I can look like I'm being productive.

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Re: Being an adult

Postby oldtrucker » Sep 2nd, 2019, 9:54 pm

carcarson31 wrote:To me it means truckloads of beer, sex with a different partner every night, and occasionally waking up at work so I can look like I'm being productive.


:laugh:

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Re: Being an adult

Postby dirtybiker » Sep 2nd, 2019, 9:59 pm

I doubt I'll never really know.

Not having to grow up ?

Buying stuff, doing things.


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Re: Being an adult

Postby oldtrucker » Sep 2nd, 2019, 10:13 pm

Queen K wrote:So what does being an adult mean to you?


Time itself. The older I get, I know that time itself will win over any attempt to defeat it.
Time goes by faster and faster every year. Running out of time- all the time.
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Re: Being an adult

Postby Silverstarqueen » Sep 3rd, 2019, 7:11 am

To me it means putting others needs ahead of my own, so looking after sick child,or elderly, even when I am sick, or spouse (like another child). Otherwise teaching children so they become responsible adults, so I won't have to look after them forever. Once that's all done, then I can play.
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Re: Being an adult

Postby AlienSoldier » Sep 3rd, 2019, 8:14 am

For me:
Understanding what patience means and learning to listen,
Being more calm and in control of my emotions and not reacting,
Having faith in others and the next generation (they will be better than us),
Knowing my role and place in society is to leave it better, and to understand those who do not have it as good as I do (I am truly blessed),
Being at peace, and knowing I can't control everything, and
Enjoying the time I have with those I care and love.

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Re: Being an adult

Postby Poindexter » Sep 3rd, 2019, 8:16 am

There's an interesting book on the subject called "The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50". It explains how we get into a negative internal feedback loop in midlife that makes us not neccessary depressed, just less content.

[quote][b]The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50[/b] 
"First, the midlife malaise can be and often is about, literally, nothing. It can be a self-propelled negative emotional cycle that takes on a life of its own. In fact, successful and stable people are especially vulnerable to this weird and perverse midlife cycle. Second, after midlife, the aging process—other things being equal—makes us more happy, not less so, an effect that persists into old age and even helps protect us from the emotional toll of physical illness and decline. That's not to say everyone who is old is happy, but the stereotype of aging as an emotional horror show is the opposite of the truth."[/quote]
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.psycho ... -you%3famp
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Re: Being an adult

Postby mexi cali » Sep 3rd, 2019, 10:13 am

It means, at least too me, being responsible when I have to be and then allowing myself to act the way I feel which is years younger than my birth certificate says.
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Re: Being an adult

Postby mexi cali » Sep 3rd, 2019, 10:14 am

Except right now. I need a nap.
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Re: Being an adult

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Re: Being an adult

Postby OKkayak » Sep 3rd, 2019, 11:01 am

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“Our species can only survive if we have obstacles to overcome. You remove those obstacles. Without them to strengthen us, we will weaken and die.”

- James Tiberius Kirk

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Re: Being an adult

Postby Bsuds » Sep 3rd, 2019, 11:18 am

I've always had trouble with the Bra part. :-X
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Re: Being an adult

Postby bb49 » Sep 3rd, 2019, 11:35 am

Bsuds wrote:I've always had trouble with the Bra part. :-X


Lol. Yeah, as a young guy that bra was often a challenge. :biggrin:

But being an adult should be broken down into stages,
1. A single adult, where sometimes you act as an adult and sometimes like an idiot. how did I ever survive those years?
2. A parent, that's where the stress comes in. Real stress, with teenagers. was I ever this bad?
3. An empty house parent, where life starts to slow down just enough but work is still hindering your desires. And then the ocassional call comes in from your kids, I need help. :200:
4. Retirement. Ahh, now life should be good, until the next doctor appointment reminds you that things really are slowing down.
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Re: Being an adult

Postby alanjh595 » Sep 3rd, 2019, 12:01 pm

Bsuds wrote:I've always had trouble with the Bra part. :-X


Yeah I bet....when you were that young, things were much more complicated. [icon_lol2.gif]

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