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RE: 18 is adult?

(01-14-2012 08:44 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  
(01-14-2012 07:49 AM)LilOrange Wrote:  I don't know, somehow I feel sorry for people who become mature too soon, I mean, as I said, I became mature with 21 and I still wish to go back and be that careless little child who wants to explore the world and is thrilled by dangerous stuff. I'm not like that anymore. I always think about consequences and that can really kill all the fun :(

You wish you could be ignorant of dangers and get yourself killed?
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Well, hmmm....how to explain this? You just asked me a trick question Smile I will think about it and then I'll get back here!

While, I'm thinking, let's discuss my new theory Smile I think that maturity greatly depends on personality types. For example, thinking vs. feeling or judging vs. perceiving. I think that thinking and judging people could be naturally more mature that feeling or perceiving types. It's just a thought. What do you think?
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(01-15-2012 04:26 AM)LilOrange Wrote:  
(01-14-2012 08:44 AM)Prince Rilian Wrote:  
(01-14-2012 07:49 AM)LilOrange Wrote:  I don't know, somehow I feel sorry for people who become mature too soon, I mean, as I said, I became mature with 21 and I still wish to go back and be that careless little child who wants to explore the world and is thrilled by dangerous stuff. I'm not like that anymore. I always think about consequences and that can really kill all the fun :(

You wish you could be ignorant of dangers and get yourself killed?
o_O

Well, hmmm....how to explain this? You just asked me a trick question Smile I will think about it and then I'll get back here!

While, I'm thinking, let's discuss my new theory Smile I think that maturity greatly depends on personality types. For example, thinking vs. feeling or judging vs. perceiving. I think that thinking and judging people could be naturally more mature that feeling or perceiving types. It's just a thought. What do you think?

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IDK, but about the dangers: I am like that since being a toddler. Was I mature when I was four? Five? Seven?
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(01-15-2012 04:38 AM)bulgvar Wrote:  IDK, but about the dangers: I am like that since being a toddler. Was I mature when I was four? Five? Seven?

Probably, there are such children. Speaking of MBTI's, I don't know if that's scientifically proven, but I think it's correct. I mean, I am a feeling type, I cannot figure something out by thinking, only by feeling. If you understand? I have to feel something to make a judgement about it. Thinking types, on the other hand, can have an opinion about something only by thinking, so they don't have the need to try stuff out to get to know the world and make a judgement. I think.
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I'm still waiting on more studies, but they seem alright for fun and basic understanding of yourself.

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(01-13-2012 10:25 PM)bulgvar Wrote:  18 being adult sounds ridiculous. Most people mature in their twenties.

You'd be surprised. I don't know how it is where you are, but here, at 18, we've finished school and are either working or in college - either way we've moved out and are making out own way, as adults, living without our parents. I think that because that's the norm, it's just what we do, and we don't think it strange. What is strange is hearing of places like England, where apparently you stay at home til you're married. The majority of my friends and I were moved out by 17.
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In my country people also move out of their home to go to college, but that doesn't make them mature. In fact, most people that came to my town for college are much more immature than people who still live with their parents (they party all the time, get drunk into oblivion, are very easily influenced by peer pressure etc.)
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The governement have a different opinion on what's mature than us.

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Government my ass. They have no right to tell me what to do! Let's steal a combat helicopter and shoot them right to hell!

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Fuck being "mature". It usually means being a stuck up prick who thinks the amount of time they existed means anything.

I am responsible, kind, friendly, confident, sexy, goofy, and probably childish. I'll never be "mature" fuck that.

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You are mature when you are socially dead?

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I was thinking about this the other day. That's kind of ridiculous if you think about it.
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(04-17-2010 03:23 AM)McGee! Wrote:  Why is 18 considered adult? What are the origins of this?

There simply are none. At one point 13 was considered an "adult".

Adult was, is , and will always be a relevant term.

Most people above 40 years of age look down on 24 year olds as kids. Not as equals.
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The concept of maturity is...idiotic. Technically a person stops growing in their mid-twenties. But I've seen 13 year olds that are more mature than 19 year olds and even 50 year olds.

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I think that as soon as a person enters puberty, he/she should be considered an "adult." In all the ancient civilizations I remember, that's been the standard point of adulthood.

Also, for all the Christians out there, the mother of Jesus would have been 12-14 when she gave birth. Just sayin.'
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The line between teen and adult to me is really becoming moot. For example, I know a lot about history, I know how to do things which are considered "adult", hell, I even know how to pay bills (to an extent). Yet because of a little age barrier, I'm not allowed to be free.

To be honest though, I can't consider myself "fully" adult. I'm unfamiliar with living by myself in my own place, as an example. I don't know how to pay taxes. There are still many things for me to learn. I just think that the line is, to an extent, pure hogwash.

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(01-13-2012 07:27 AM)Android Wrote:  Where I'm from you're an adult at 18 - and you can watch all those gory horror films and buy those bloody war games. Funny though - you can enlist for the real war at 16.

Yup. The same with sex being at 16, but you can't watch porn until you're 18.
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I've been watching porn and masturbating since I was 6. xD

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That explains a lot... I encourage you to seek serious help in that case...

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