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Do you think adults are so self-centered and such?
Posted 2/14/12
If you're talking about parents/family -- they're usually just trying to balance doing what they think is best with the pressures of their own life. Some days this translates as them being more arbitrary than on other days, but unless mom's a total loon, it's well-intended and more often than not it's as good a compromise as people can ever reach.

Teachers and authority figures...maybe 10% of them are more well-intended than not, the rest might be detached, overworked, and too busy dealing with 100 other people exactly like you to take the time to tailor their actions for one particular person.

Adults in general -- slamming their head against the various walls of 'doing what they want' vs. 'doing what the world around them expects.' It's all a balancing act and most people never reach any form of equilibrium, thus creating the impression you seem to have.

Your job is to find people slamming their heads against the walls that are very similar to your own. This doesn't change the arbitrary nature of human existence, but at least you might have a few folks you can relate to. It'll make the journey a bit more fun.

Welcome to life on Earth-616.
Posted 2/14/12
Well you know what they say in the joke: What's the difference between a Teacher and a Pedophile.

Pedophiles actually like children.

Anyways, I agree with previous posters, the questions are a bit vague overall. Not all adults are self centered and such. Just as not all kids are immature brats. :3
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I guess I'm an adult now and I'm not self-centered. As you grow up you get more and more responsabilities.
How long have you lived? Your parents have about 20 years of experience in life over you. They probably tried and lived a lot more crazier than you did back in those years. They probably made tons of mistake and don't want you to do the same, that's why they can be strict. Maybe they think if my parents were like this I wouldn't have done that or that.
Youth always think they are right, until something happens...then they grow up.
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FullMoon91 wrote:


I think adults are kind of selfish and full of themselves..-_-" (in so many ways)
they always change rules based on their own point of views and their own conditions...-_-"
Do you guys agree with me? :(
I kind of tired with this "adult" stuffs...
I'm trying not to become like one of that kind of adult...:(


I think your just an Angst filled Teenager, you'll get over this soon enough, aka when your an 'adult'.
Posted 2/14/12
Yeah, my mom told me that I should get married now since I will be expired when I turn 11.
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It's not just adults that are full of themselves, self-conceitedness is not limited to an age group.
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I was a teenage anarchist
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Posted 2/14/12
I think everyone is self centered to a degree
Posted 2/14/12
From leaving childhood to adulthood, there's an interesting comparison.

Imagine slowly being surrounded by something you can't stop. That will happen until you're gradually covered. The younger you are, the less you will ward off.

Adults don't forget what happened to them as kids. They simply become much stronger (naturally but not exclusively). Like lifting weights, after years of training your initial weight doesn't mean much. And so is a 13-year-old's problems to someone, say, around 25 (whatever you consider an adult).

Try as much as you want. We're talking about years and years of endurance. Your brain will withstand numerous chemical reactions, and your mindset will eventually nature. Your problems will inflate like a kid going to McDonald's everyday.

Fortunately for me, I never thought of adults like you do. My mum barely had time for me, and I understood that without ever blaming her for it. Quite the opposite, I supported her even as a 10-year-old. Not by giving her a smile or any shit like that, the world isn't as happy-go-lucky as you think, real support.

Now I'm guessing you're like what, 11? At least mentally.

Rules are made to be broken. The pinky promise age ends before your teens.
Posted 2/15/12
Some are, some aren't.


they always change rules based on their own point of views and their own condistions...-_-"


That's how most people are, regardless of age when you think about it. Important thing is to not let it bother you.
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Humans are self-centered to some degree. They have to think of themselves and their own (family) first in order to survive. Animals are like this too. It is how it should be. You should be more wary of people that say you should be more concerned for the "group" or even humanity in general over yourself and your family. They are typically trying to take something from you, be it your money, your freedom, or your life.
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Posted 2/15/12

FullMoon91 wrote:


I think adults are kind of selfish and full of themselves..-_-" (in so many ways)
they always change rules based on their own point of views and their own condistions...-_-"
Do you guys agree with me? :(
I kind of tired with this "adult" stuffs...
I'm trying not to become like one of that kind of adult...:(



I think my post has led to an arguement..-_-"
well... It doesn't have to be your parents...
Parents just an example I gave to you guys...I mean I LOVE my parents so much..-_-"
They even called me an Angst filled Teenager . . .*sigh*
Specifically, the "adults" I mean here is my teacher who taught me in my university..-_-"
Well... this teacher doesn't want to admit his/her mistakes when he taught us a wrong formula on a statistic subject which is causing us, the students, a really great impact on our grades...-_-"
Well, I'm sorry if my posting has offended some of the adults here...But I don't mean it...
I can't really express it in english since I'm not really good at it...So, I think I'll explain as simple as possible so it won't lead to another misunderstanding...
Once again, I'm sorry if most of the adults here are offended of my posting and getting agitated about it...:)
I'll reflect about my mistakes that has been causing an unfriendly arguement here...:)
I'll try to explain better next time..:)
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Posted 2/15/12
Ever heard of:

"It's hard to teach old dogs new tricks"?


If it's stubbornness and inflexibility you find in adults, then it's naturally due to their age.

You should also remember that every person's behavior and habits are affected by the environment and age he was born/lived in.

(People born in the 1940's , would have led significantly different lives than ones born in 1950's 70's or even the 80's )

Basically, they mostly try to create rules and environments based on the lives they have previously led. Which is from their point of view is the most reliable and correct way of living.

But what they should do is try to cope with the continuously developing era we live in, although i gotta admit it might be hard for them to adapt with all the numerous things going on here today.

P.S: From my own opinion and experience, adults whom are already or are working on to become:
- Educated
-Good Natured
-Open minded
- Haven't been leading an oppressed / unorthodox lifestyle

+ Many more things i haven't mentioned or thought about, are adults who have the most potential to cope with the dynamic present.


** This is all said within my small field of experience**
** This is done from an amateur's point of view **
** This is not well constructed and is only here to share my personal points which can be developed/ changed further **
** Feel free to differ and disagree/ comment on anything ** :]
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Posted 2/15/12

xxbossxx wrote:

Ever heard of:

"It's hard to teach old dogs new tricks"?


If it's stubbornness and inflexibility you find in adults, then it's naturally due to their age.

You should also remember that every person's behavior and habits are affected by the environment and age he was born/lived in.

(People born in the 1940's , would have led significantly different lives than ones born in 1950's 70's or even the 80's )

Basically, they mostly try to create rules and environments based on the lives they have previously led. Which is from their point of view is the most reliable and correct way of living.

But what they should do is try to cope with the continuously developing era we live in, although i gotta admit it might be hard for them to adapt with all the numerous things going on here today.

P.S: From my own opinion and experience, adults whom are already or are working on to become:
- Educated
-Good Natured
-Open minded
- Haven't been leading an oppressed / unorthodox lifestyle

+ Many more things i haven't mentioned or thought about, are adults who have the most potential to cope with the dynamic present.


** This is all said within my small field of experience**
** This is done from an amateur's point of view **
** This is not well constructed and is only here to share my personal points which can be developed/ changed further **
** Feel free to differ and disagree/ comment on anything ** :]


Thanks for your explanation..:)
I'll keep that in mind..:)
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