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(07-26-2013 01:59 PM)LukeD Wrote:  By mentioning school laws right after talking about the value of education, it shows that whoever made this test isn't "adult" enough to differentiate between school and education.

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i actually was going to try to answer this honestly but as i started going thru the incredibloy stupid questions i started feeling rebellious and defiant and just saying no when it was so painfully obvious they wanted a yes. Then by number 35 i decided to stop wasting my time. Also I was laughing too much. The entertainment and distraction value of it wore off.

Yet the sad thing, and the scarey thing is that "Americans" really think like this....

P and I started ripping apart Epstein's Good Parent test btw. I hope to write something about it later but anyhow, at one point I was so disgusted and infuriated by it I had to literally get up, scream, do some physical activity and take a break. I think it was the one about "legitimate" spiritual and religious beliefs.

Um, who the fuck decides what is "legitimate"? It is like "appporpiate" - or "sinful" or "immoral" or even "legal" for that matter.

*shakes head. I guess Wicca wouldn't count for Epstein and the good soccer mom parents. This test, as SR noticed has "Made in the USA" all over it.

You'd have to be pretty indoctrinated to even take this test seriously and not be sickened by it. So I have to give credit to Luke again... lol And anyone else who saw thru it. Sorry if I didn't mention u by name. I didn't read all the replies. But as Alfie Kohn says not to say, Good job! if you saw thru this.

One day history will look back on Epstein's tests and see them as a screaming indication of why the American empire crashed.
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It will be like how we look at "Hitler Youth" and "Young Pioneer" thing in the USSR.

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(07-27-2013 10:10 AM)planetfall666 Wrote:  
(07-26-2013 01:59 PM)LukeD Wrote:  I think it's funny how everyone else isn't as alienated by this test as you and I, Steve.

Are you sure about the "everyone?"
Dunno, I didn't read all the replies here. I just skimmed through and saw how many people actually wasted their time taking this test. If everyone were as turned off by this as Steve and I, they couldn't bring themselves to finish it.

I was like Steve the first time I looked at this test ages ago. I simply couldn't get through it, because it was like a parody of how shallow growing up can be. Too bad most adults seriously share this test's beliefs. I think that's why I hate it so much. It's not the test itself, it's my imagination seeing all the patronizing grown ups who live by these ideas. I just wanna fight them all...

Okay, I just looked through this test again. I know for sure that if I took the test, it will give a crappy score based on the 'education' questions alone because I don't have any sheets of paper. Lots of the questions are also completely arbitrary, like how there's a random math question in there. I bet lots of the robotic nerds from my old school would score real highly here. To me, this is the "How Shallow, Jaded, and Politically Correct Are You?" test.

Oh God, this one message wasn't there the last time I looked years ago: "NEW! If you know a young person who is depressed, angry, or defiant, he or she might be suffering from Extended Childhood Disorder." Okay, because all of the traits listed are inherently bad, right? The irony is that the adults who buy into this test are likely objectively weaker than I am, both emotionally and physically - I never saw a house puppy beating a wild wolf before.

"Oppressed people might overthrow their tyrants, but not if they can count on one day joining the oppressors."
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Bothering to take the test doesn't imply we were "turned on". Humans are a curious specie, and thus we may even go against our own inhibitions and feelings to satisfy this curiosity(caused either by boredom or just interest).

But I agree. This test is just outright absurd.

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(07-31-2013 04:01 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Bothering to take the test doesn't imply we were "turned on". Humans are a curious specie, and thus we may even go against our own inhibitions and feelings to satisfy this curiosity(caused either by boredom or just interest).

But I agree. This test is just outright absurd.
Alright fine. I'll put this bluntly and literally without figurative language like "turned off." I was too disgusted to even finish the test. That's it. If I'm making anyone who took the test defensive, then know that I was simply emphasizing how I couldn't complete this, but you guys could. I know lots of you did this for fun.

Also, thanks for the lesson on humanity's curiosity.

Edit: Never mind that last sarcastic line. I recall seeing some of your other posts, and you just tend to talk about what people generally do, so I'm not taking it personally.

"Oppressed people might overthrow their tyrants, but not if they can count on one day joining the oppressors."
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I take a lot of things seriously, such as the economy, politics, etc. My brother tries to get me to worry about "what someone my age should worry about" such as popularity and getting dates, but I know no one can completely change me. My family members occasionally jokingly call me a 40 year old in a teenage body because I take a lot of things seriously.
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(08-02-2013 07:36 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  I take a lot of things seriously, such as the economy, politics, etc. My brother tries to get me to worry about "what someone my age should worry about" such as popularity and getting dates, but I know no one can completely change me. My family members occasionally jokingly call me a 40 year old in a teenage body because I take a lot of things seriously.
You are going to grow up to be awesome, smart, with a lot of money and a hot smart wife if you start focusing on that stuff when your young. Popularity is a fucking joke and yall don't need that, just be awesome and let the haters do their thing.

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I grew a beard to look older.

But being serious doesn't have to be a form of maturity. It could also mean your a dull human being.

I consider things like politics, economy etc. while disregarding the pretentious BS of my-age peers, but I also enjoy retaining a level of silliness and immaturity. And if I don't turn senile when I get old, If I get old, I intend to be jolly and hearty.

Being all serious is just so cliched and mainstream, lacking in all ways the inventiveness of free mind.

Just as serious I'd be If I was to run for senate, I'd be jolly by interrupting a filibuster by singing sea chanties! YARGH! Smile

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(08-02-2013 03:00 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I grew a beard to look older.

But being serious doesn't have to be a form of maturity. It could also mean your a dull human being.

I consider things like politics, economy etc. while disregarding the pretentious BS of my-age peers, but I also enjoy retaining a level of silliness and immaturity. And if I don't turn senile when I get old, If I get old, I intend to be jolly and hearty.

Being all serious is just so cliched and mainstream, lacking in all ways the inventiveness of free mind.

Just as serious I'd be If I was to run for senate, I'd be jolly by interrupting a filibuster by singing sea chanties! YARGH! Smile

Can't say I'm absolutely serious either. I'm very, very silly at times as well. Because seriously, who wants to be boring all the time? Forget age stereotypes and peer-to-peer pressures. It's better to be yourself. I know that I'm silly, because I often act like it. I'm not that dull person that goes "ugh, the stocks are down and this day is so gloomy".

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I have the urge to dress up like a viking and just take a stroll through the city.

Course, I'd have to first buy the stuff, which costs money I don't want to spare for my eccentricities as of yet.

Individualism is great, even though a supposedly individualist nation like the USA seems to refuse outside-the-norm situations(unless it's the really big cities like NYC or LA/SF. Then even weird things are usually seen as daily occurrences)

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Love: 78%

Sex: 89%

Leadership: 100%

Problem Solving: 89%

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Verbal and Math Skills: 89%

Handling Responsibility: 100%

Managing High Risk Behaviors: 100%

Managing Work and Money: 100%

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Self Management: 78%

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Love: 89%
Adults are supposed to know the difference between sex and love. They're supposed to have experienced love, or at least to have some idea about what it means to experience love. They're supposed to know the difference between parental and romantic love, and to know that there are many different ways of expressing love.

Sex: 89%
In theory, adults know a great deal about contraception, homosexuality, how to please a partner, and how to make babies. They're supposed to know that condoms often fail, for example, and that masturbation is common among both males and females (somewhat less so among females).

Leadership: 100%
Adults are supposed to know about leaders and, to some extent, to be able to act as leaders—as leaders of other adults, of children, or at least of pets. They're supposed to know that leaders must sometimes make tough decisions, that leaders are in some sense servants of their followers, and that leaders almost always must report to other leaders higher up a chain of command. Adults are also supposed to be somewhat brave—at least in defending their loved ones or in killing harmless insects—and they're supposed to be able to defend their rights.

Problem Solving: 100%
Adults are supposed to be able to solve a wide variety of problems—financial, work-related, plumbing-related, and personal—and they're supposed to know where to go for help when they need it. They're also supposed to know the difference between right and wrong and to be cognizant of the consequences of their actions. They're supposed to be able to think independently and even to be aware of their own faulty beliefs.

Physical Abilities: 100%
Adults, or at least healthy adults, are supposed to be physically self-sufficient. We make allowances when people are sick or injured. The infirmities of old age are handled variously: when elderly people become weak, incontinent, or otherwise impaired, we often revert to treating them like children, even though, in some sense, we still recognize the elderly as “adults.” In general, adults are supposed to be physically strong, to have intact senses, to be able to climb stairs without assistance, and so on. We expect far less of children.

Verbal and Math Skills: 100%
Adults in our society are supposed to have mastered the proverbial Three R's (reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic), and they're supposed to know basic things like the days of the week, the number of days of the year, the number of days in February (even in leap years), the number of hours in a day, and so on.

Interpersonal Skills: 78%
Adults are supposed to know how to converse with, show respect for, forgive, apologize to, get along with, and assist other people. With children, we give basic reminders like “Remember to share,” but adults are supposed to have mastered such lessons in basic civility. Adults are also supposed to be honest in their dealings with other people, and they're supposed to have the good sense to follow the instructions of police officers—in other words to recognize that people play different roles in society.

Handling Responsibility: 100%
Adults are supposed to be able to accept blame for their wrongdoing. They're supposed to be able to make commitments and then honor them. When they begin tasks worthy of completion, they're supposed to persist in completing them.

Managing High-Risk Behaviors: 89%
We try to keep children away from cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, guns, and cars, because, presumably, they'll damage themselves or others if they have access to such things. Adults, on the other hand, are supposed to be ready to handle risky items and activities responsibly. Among other things, they're supposed to know that driving under the influence of alcohol is extremely dangerous, that the heavier one is the more alcohol one can tolerate without ill effect, that mixing alcohol with certain drugs can be fatal, that smoking can ruin one's health, that the safe use of guns involves considerable skill, that improper use of prescription medication is dangerous, and so on.

Managing Work and Money: 100%
Adults are supposed to be able to get and keep jobs. They're supposed to know that it's important to be on time, that “a job worth doing is worth doing well,” that we're supposed to persevere when the going gets tough, and that it's important to prioritize and complete the most important tasks first. Adults are supposed to know how to spend money wisely, how to save, how to invest for the future, how to plan for emergencies, how to manage debts, how to write checks, and how to balance a checkbook.

Education: 78%
Adults are supposed to have obtained at least a basic education, and they're supposed to appreciate the value of education. They're also supposed to know basic education laws—for example, that young people are required to attend school until at least age sixteen or so (depending on one's state of residency).

Personal Care: 78%
Adults, unlike children, are supposed to practice basic hygiene, to comb their hair, to wear clean clothes, and so on. They're also supposed to eat three nutritionally-balanced meals a day, to avoid between-meal snacks, to brush and floss their teeth, to get a good night's sleep, to maintain a healthful weight, and to avoid too much salt or sugar or fat in their diets. They're also supposed to be able to recognize a variety of medical and psychological problems—signs of cancer, asthma, sleep apnea, depression, bipolar disorder, and so on—and to know when and where to get help if they or their loved ones need it.

Self Management: 78%
Adults are supposed to be able to manage their own behavior—to use an alarm clock to make sure they awaken on time, to keep an appointment book to make sure they know why they set their alarm clock, to keep a list of things to do so they know what they're supposed to pick up on the way back from the appointment, and so on. They're also supposed to know basic techniques of “self-control”—counting to ten, for example, as a way of preventing their anger from getting out of hand.

Citizenship: 78%
Finally, adults are supposed to know some basic things about government and about how to be good citizens. They're supposed to register to vote and to participate in elections, to pay taxes, to serve on juries, and so on, and they're supposed to know most basic laws and to obey them.


fun fun however being an obedient citizen equals being an adult apparently lololol revolutionaries that changed the world were children then.

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Problem Solving: 78% (Good enough.)
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I have got these results:

Love 67%
Sex 56%
Leadership 89%
Problem Solving 78%
Physical Abilities 33%
Verbal & Math Skills 89%
Interpersonal Skills 44%
Handling Responsibility 67%
Managing High Risk Behaviors 89%
Managing Work & Money 78%
Education 56%
Personal Care 67%
Self Management 44%
Citizenship 44%
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How adult are you?

So I click the link and this is the first thing I see.

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Are you fucking shitting me?

I...I guess they are. Having read the thread, I was expecting a 'this is how responsible adults act' sort of test/lesson. Not this.

More to come as I actually take the test; I think I'm in for some shit if LukeD's posts are anything to go by. And look at that godawful website in the ad. Ah, the joys of curiosity!

EDIT 1: There are two other 'troubled teen' ads that are cycled every time you load the page. Neither are as awful as the one I posted here, though. Also, there's two related websites: http://howinfantilizedareyou.com/ which measures how much you're being controlled and http://teen20.com/ - which to my surprise was actually a good site about the plight of teenagers. Imagine that! All of these sites are from the same guy, Dr. Robert Epstein.

EDIT 2: The binary yes/no is annoying me.
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Looks like one of those "YOU HAVE WON 10 MILLION DOLLARS!" flash ads from the 90s and early 2000s.

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98. Can you read a newspaper?

89. Problems can often be solved in more than one way. Do you agree? ~ 100. Most problems have just one solution. Do you agree?

86. Do you spend your money wisely? ~ 103. Are you careless with money?

48. Arriving on time is important in keeping a job. Do you agree? ~ 112. To keep a job, it's important to arrive on time each day. Do you agree? they ask the SAME FUCKING QUESTION TWICE

101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?101. An hour has 90 minutes. Do you agree?

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120. 42 x 5 = 220. Is this correct? you cunt

123. Physicians treat physical problems like broken bones, pains, and diseases. Is this true? ~ 124. Alcohol use causes tens of thousands of auto accidents each year. Do you agree? are we THIS STUPID

138. Homosexuality involves sex between two people of the opposite sex. Is this true?

140. You can get prescription medicine over-the-counter without a prescription. Is this true?

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Results for Rusty S (wouldn't give them my real name if they paid me)
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Your Total "Adultness" Competency Score is 83%

Love 67%
Sex 89%
Leadership 89%
Problem Solving 100%
Physical Abilities 67%
Verbal & Math Skills 78%
Interpersonal Skills 67%
Handling Responsibility 78%
Managing High Risk Behaviors 89%
Managing Work & Money 89%
Education 67%
Personal Care 100%
Self Management 100%
Citizenship 89%


I suppose I could do with improving myself in the lower-scoring areas (with the obvious exception of Education, for the most part), but this was just...

"In general, adults are supposed to be physically strong, to have intact senses, to be able to climb stairs without assistance, and so on. We expect far less of children." because fuck the disabled

"[Adults are] supposed to have the good sense to follow the instructions of police officers—in other words to recognize that people play different roles in society." ohhhhhhhhhhhh my god

"...adults are supposed to know some basic things about government and about how to be good citizens. They're supposed to register to vote and to participate in elections, to pay taxes, to serve on juries, and so on, and they're supposed to know most basic laws and to obey them." because the cops always know what's best, right?


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http://extendedchildhooddisorder.com/

"You are about to take a test to determine whether you or someone you know (usually a young person who has already reached puberty) is suffering from Extended Childhood Disorder. It is designed to be completed by parents, school officials, or mental health professionals, and it can also be used for self-evaluation.

"This disorder appears to be common among young people in the United States and other Western countries, and it may also persist well into adulthood. If the individual in question is angry, moody, depressed, or defiant, he or she may be suffering from this disorder."

OH MY GOD





i'm taking it
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How adult are you?

I answered the questions honestly. I was adult in the areas that actually matter; it was as though this exam (which, by the way, was very annoying - too many yes's and no's) were half common knowledge and half bullcrap.

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9. My mood changes frequently (more than once a day, or every few days), even when events in my life do not seem to call for a change in mood.

yes because changes in your mood are obviously a sign of immaturity
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(12-10-2013 10:01 AM)DoA Wrote:  I answered the questions honestly. I was adult in the areas that actually matter; it was as though this exam (which, by the way, was very annoying - too many yes's and no's) were half common knowledge and half bullcrap.

I answered them honestly as well, even if I was tempted to do otherwise by the halfway mark. God damn it.
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13. I have a poor self-image or low self-esteem, or am very self-conscious or concerned about my image, weight, or body type.

yeah it's pretty easy to be self-conscious about weight if you're overweight and trying to lose weight holy pizza in a cup christ
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(12-10-2013 09:57 AM)Trar Wrote:  http://extendedchildhooddisorder.com/

"You are about to take a test to determine whether you or someone you know (usually a young person who has already reached puberty) is suffering from Extended Childhood Disorder. It is designed to be completed by parents, school officials, or mental health professionals, and it can also be used for self-evaluation.

"This disorder appears to be common among young people in the United States and other Western countries, and it may also persist well into adulthood. If the individual in question is angry, moody, depressed, or defiant, he or she may be suffering from this disorder."

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i'm taking it

Took that test. Told me it was "probably absent".

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Im self-conscious of my weight. How can you expect me to forget ma big belly?

Corse it doesnt affect my self-esteem, and seeing that Im healthy and capable of using my muscles, there is no way it could unless I start living for society. Otherwise my weight comes mainly my abdomen area.

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Results for Rusty T. Shackleford
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For the person being evaluated, Extended Childhood Disorder is probably present. (You think?)

Extended Childhood Disorder involves three potentially pathological tendencies:

(1) Excessive involvement with same-aged peers. Because it's totally bad for teenagers to be with people like them who don't shit on them, especially if they're the only friends they have.

(2) Conflict centering around control issues with parents or other authority figures.
(3) Mood problems centering around control issues with parents or other authority figures. Don't want them getting pissed off about bullshit now do we?


Oh, get this:

For a tentative diagnosis to be made, the individual must show at least:
1 tendency in Category 1 (Excessive Peer Involvement)...

The person being evaluated showed:

3 tendencies in Category 1 (Excessive Peer Involvement):
• I am very dependent on and involved with my friends (possibly but not necessarily through gang activity).

This is technically true, but they're mostly older than me. Hello?

Oh, yes:

• I sometimes behave like a mature individual and sometimes like a young child, and the shift between these two states can occur suddenly and with little or no apparent cause. If the individual can control it, then I think brainiac will agree with me: what's the big deal?


But suddenly, something that's not totally shit appeared:

These tendencies may result from two societal practices that are widespread in the U.S. and some other Western countries but that are almost entirely absent in more than 100 cultures around the world: the isolation of young people from responsible adults (mainly through mandatory schooling and prohibitions on work) and the infantilization of young people who are past puberty.

...

The tendency to treat older and older young people as if they are still children began in the U.S. after the Civil War (late 1800s) as an outcome of industrialization, which effectively ended the apprentice system and led to the creation of widespread forced schooling and prohibitions on work by young people. Recent surveys suggest that the start of adulthood is now delayed in the U.S. until well past 18 or 21—perhaps to age 26, on average.

...

Given this disorder's social origins, it may be preventable or treatable by reversing the social conditions that sometimes produce the disorder: that is, by giving young people more control over their lives, by giving them meaningful responsibility, and by decreasing the amount of contact they have with peers while increasing the amount of contact they have with responsible adults.

Whodathunkit?!

But there's one problem to me. While being in contact with adults and senior figures is important (more or less), I don't see very much of an issue with teenagers being in contact with their own kind. Yes, there's peer pressure and all that, but being in contact with both is the healthiest (not to mention morally best) way.
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By the way, I took the adult test. Here's my score. A lot of the questions were lulzy:
Your Total "Adultness" Competency Score is 79%

Love - 78%
Sex - 100%
Leadership - 89%
Problem Solving - 78%
Physical Abilities - 69%
Verbal and Math Skills - 89%
Interpersonal Skills - 22%
Handling Responsibility - 78%
Managing High Risk Behaviors - 78%
Managing Work and Money - 89%
Education - 78%
Personal Care - 89%
Self Management - 89%
Citizenship - 78%

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http://teenparentingskills.com/

You are about to take the Epstein Teen Parenting Inventory (or ETPI). Designed by Dr. Robert Epstein, one of America's most distinguished research psychologists, this is a comprehensive inventory of twelve important skills parents need for raising happy, healthy, cooperative teens or pre-teens. The content of the test is based on an extensive body of scientific research summarized in Dr. Epstein's recent book, Teen 2.0: Saving Our Children and Families from the Torment of Adolescence.

One more test...

...that doesn't apply to me because I am not the parent of a teen.

The most noticeable thing is that it states that 'there are no right or wrong answers' and then throws you questions like 105. To keep my teen in line, I have occasionally hit him or her. and 108. I’m determined to make sure that my teen will enter a specific profession that I have in mind for him or her. mary magdalene

Eh. I still don't miss standardized testing. Probably going to resume my playthrough of Half-Life 2 and storm Nova Prospekt soon; I've had enough of this. At least I went through some of what my former classmates are going through right about now. If my memory is correct, we most likely had the barrage of state-mandated tests around this time.
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Because you can totally measure how much of a responsible human be-adult you are according to those who would bill themselves as your superiors with a zero-to-100 percentage scale. THAT irks me.
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Wikipedia Wrote:Biologically, an adult is a human being or other organism that has reached sexual maturity. In human context, the term adult additionally has meanings associated with social and legal concepts. In contrast to a "minor", a legal adult is a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient, and responsible.

Why doesn't the test just have one question: Are you 18? They named it wrong. There's no fucking "how adult art thou" it's ARE YOU A FUCKING ADULT. Adulthood and maturity are two completely different things.

I'm not fucking taking this test.

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(12-10-2013 10:32 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Love - 78%
Sex - 100%
Leadership - 89%
Problem Solving - 78%
Physical Abilities - 69%
Verbal and Math Skills - 89%
Interpersonal Skills - 22%
Handling Responsibility - 78%
Managing High Risk Behaviors - 78%
Managing Work and Money - 89%
Education - 78%
Personal Care - 89%
Self Management - 89%
Citizenship - 78%

I take it back. This isn't a test on maturity either. It's propaganda depicting how they think a fucking adult should behave. UGH. BANG MY FUCKING HEAD AGAINST A ROCK. Also, WTF's up with the "skills" categories? An adult has to be good at maths, physical crap and everything else they listed that are totally irrelevant to anything?

Apologies if I'm repeating what everyone else has already said. I haven't read many other posts.
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