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Post Reply What one rule from your childhood do you not agree with now that you're older?
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Can't have pets.
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Chris00099 wrote:

Yeah, well, I wasn't allowed to play with power tools or computers just because I'm a girl............stupid, you know how much my brothers make as computer programmers now!!!!

Makes me kinda mad thinking about it.


I kicked my daughter's ass all the way into an architectural degree.
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I can go to bed when I wanna! So there!
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Drugs are bad...so not true
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Drugs are bad...so not true


Prescription drugs are

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bethos30 wrote:

Drugs are bad...so not true


Prescription drugs are



Yep, and so many doctors making a fortune prescribing them and mostly wrong ones.
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neugenx wrote:

"Always respect your elders!". I respect those worthy of respect no matter what age they are and don't respect others no matter what age they are. Respect is earned not prioritized by age.


^ This. Respect is definitely earned and shouldn't be defined by age.




Not this. You're a moron. Oh, sorry, was I supposed to be respectful? Well, you didn't earn it BECAUSE I DONT KNOW YOU. DUH.

See the problem with that boneheaded idea? Sure, "respect should be earned" sounds all manly, and impressive, but that idea is so flawed, I can't even laugh.

How I see it is rather simple. "innocent until proven guilty". In other words, respect everyone until they prove themselves to be someone unworthy of it. Now -that- is REAL masculine pride.


EDIT: I think the idea behind that addage is that anyone who can be considered an elder should be respected even if they are douches because they have lived, and experienced far more than any toothy whippersnapper. Survival in this world isn't so easy that you don't deserve some modicum of respect for being able to do so long enough to be considered old and grey.
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Girl cooties, is the only one I can think of
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Eh, I'm not sure I can think of anything off hand. Not that my parents were always right (or all that great as parents besides) but more because pretty much any of the typical "lessons" I can think of do have at least some truth to them.


Archeris wrote:


Sabaku-fu wrote:


neugenx wrote:

"Always respect your elders!". I respect those worthy of respect no matter what age they are and don't respect others no matter what age they are. Respect is earned not prioritized by age.


^ This. Respect is definitely earned and shouldn't be defined by age.




Not this. You're a moron. Oh, sorry, was I supposed to be respectful? Well, you didn't earn it BECAUSE I DONT KNOW YOU. DUH.

See the problem with that boneheaded idea? Sure, "respect should be earned" sounds all manly, and impressive, but that idea is so flawed, I can't even laugh.

How I see it is rather simple. "innocent until proven guilty". In other words, respect everyone until they prove themselves to be someone unworthy of it. Now -that- is REAL masculine pride.


EDIT: I think the idea behind that addage is that anyone who can be considered an elder should be respected even if they are douches because they have lived, and experienced far more than any toothy whippersnapper. Survival in this world isn't so easy that you don't deserve some modicum of respect for being able to do so long enough to be considered old and grey.


Yeah, this pretty much covers it for me. Disrespect is earned (sometimes very quickly and easily). Respect should be the default.

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"You will respect your superiors or you will loose all your freedom."

Heh, so much time in a room. Even got tied to the bed once. That was... interesting X)

Edit: I didn't respect the school officials because they were idiots and punished me for defending myself against attackers. So I just made their life as hellish as possible.

Edit 2: "Suicide is wrong and things will always get better." That one still irks me whenever someone says it.
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When I was a kid I had to stay within a 3 block radius from my house unless I asked my parents for permission. Now that I'm an adult I go way more than 3 blocks. Take that, DAD!
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I remember my adoptive father hated granola and absolutely forbid it in the house..About the only messed up rule I can ever remember him making.
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Guys should never cry, I remember watching Clannad and literally flooding my house with tears.
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Basically respecting everyone that was "family". (My thoughts: Respect needs to be earned, not automatically given)

No back talking unless you want to get slapped (My thoughts: Oh go right ahead and make your child hate you )

Much much more.....
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Anything that started with "You are a young lady so..........."
That got used to make me sit down and shut up, take more responsibility beyond my age and to prepare me for being the perfect housewife plus career woman. Oh and it was said that my brother would have a harder time being a man when grown so he got extra dispensations and less responsibilities at home to supposedly cushion him from that future. I told them the lady retired when I left the family home bought my first pair of trousers that I had owned in years.
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