• Adulthood: What's So Great About It?
  • Adulthood: What's So Great About It?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24
  1. #1
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    2nd March 2017 09:30 PM
    Location
    New Jersey
    Age
    28
    Posts
    866
    Wong
    5,862

    Adulthood: What's So Great About It?

    As kids, a lot of us can only imagine how amazing it must be to be adults: they make the rules, after all. And there are way more things they could do than we could. But as we get older...Do we feel the same? Sure, some parts of being older are great. I'm at the age where I can legally drink if I want to, for example. But...Adulthood isn't really what I expected. Why was I so intent on becoming one as a kid? The things i was excited for are so...annoying!

    When you think about your younger years, do you think your idea of adulthood was accurate? Are you happy to be older, or would you rather go back to your youth? What are the good and bad things about being an adult to you?

    And, if you're still a kid...What do you think it'll be like to be an adult? Good, bad? Do you look forward to it, or dread it?

    The main good thing about being an adult is something I found out when I became of age from one of my teachers in high school: "The best part about being an adult is you've gotten REALLY GOOD at being a kid."

    That aside, I dread paperwork as much as any other person now. Why was I so excited to sign my name when I was ten? It's so annoying. And I can barely spell it right still for some reason.
    "I don't know what words I can say
    The wind has a way to talk to me
    Flowers sleep, a silent lullaby
    I pray for reply
    I'm ready"
    -Melfina's Song

  2. #2
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Seen
    3rd July 2020 05:30 PM
    Location
    Cleveland, OH
    Age
    28
    Posts
    349
    Personality
    melfina
    Wong
    1,737
    Wow, such a simple yet complicated question. As an "adult" I do think about things like this a lot. Things I wish I did, things I regret doing, things I would've done differently had I been blessed with hindsight. It's just one of those topics that with such a clear direction, gets cloudier and cloudier to answer as you age.

    What I like the most about being an adult is the freedoms associated with being considered one. Most freedoms, such as driving a car, renting an apartment, and being able to make your own decisions without needing consent from a parent or guardian, are good and are exciting things to do. Other things, like legally being allowed to drink alcohol or smoke tobacco or do other hard drugs are exciting for other reasons. At least in my experience, while variety is the spice of life, moderation is the egg that keeps the vinegar and oil together in the mayo of life...(<_<)...

    What I least like about being an adult is all the liability issues. It's gotten to a point in our society (at least in the US) that one false move can send you on a legal rollercoaster where the track tends to be unfinished, which is quite a shame, especially when the majority of people tend to mistake liability with responsibility and tend to avoid any semblance of integrity at their own expense. If that sentence sounded cryptic and a bit runoff-ish, I apologize. The point I'm trying to make is most people I'm acquainted with are too afraid to take responsibility for their actions, which causes them to lie and create unneeded drama and tension between others around them. Sure, there are people I know who are exceptions, and they're very pleasant to be around for the most part, but they're few and far between. It's empowered me to enjoy what I have with the people I consider my friends and ignore whoever tries to squander that, which is all we can do when we think about it.

    Sorry if I got too metaphysical there. Then again, this is Blue Heaven...heh.
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

  3. #3
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Last Seen
    8th July 2015 10:00 PM
    Location
    New York City
    Age
    32
    Posts
    53
    Wong
    1,092
    In my case, the great thing about being an adult is the fact that I don't have to fake liking someone just for the sake of "keeping up appearances". As a Kid, I was always told to always respect adults, even if they were wrong and to never question them, double since I was a girl. I also had to act friendly to people I couldn't stand just because my parents were casual acquaintances with them and they bragged that I was a polite girl. Family gathering were crap because I had to make conversation with relatives I barely knew and couldn't care less about. If I made a slight error, my mom would have her ears burned by her gossipy cousins that she grew up with. I wouldn't care too much, but she has a high opinion of them and would feel embarrassed to be "lectured" on how she should raise me.

    Now, I can gleefully ignore their phone calls and pretend they don't exist. My mom will try to get me on the phone, but I usually say (in a loud voice so they can hear me through the phone) that I have better things to do than talk to people I give two ***** about. I know my extended family doesn't like me, but I'm just too old to care and they have no effect on me like before I was growing up.

    To be able to give a finger to those that looked down on me as a kid and saying my mind without worrying about petty consequences is what makes adulthood great (according to me).

  4. #4
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Last Seen
    8th July 2015 10:42 PM
    Posts
    58
    Wong
    91
    I never really understood what exactly being an "Adult" ment. Like being responsible and going to work and paying your bills and just act normal, like everyone else? I always failed at that. I lost a ton of jobs over the years, just because I loudmouthed my boss. And I`m also extremely irresponsible when I go out drinking with my friends. Apart from the fact that I might have a Peter Pan complex, I just think that you should live your life having tons of fun and not taking everything too seriously.

  5. #5
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Seen
    2nd March 2017 09:30 PM
    Location
    New Jersey
    Age
    28
    Posts
    866
    Wong
    5,862
    Chris: I have a bit of a Peter Pan complex myself at this point. I'm pretty responsible around things like alcohol and drugs, but there's a reason for that: I can't hold liquor at all [one drink and I feel the hangover almost immediately], and I've had drug-like highs without being on illegal drugs. I once had what basically was an acid trip...On an antidepressant I was given that didn't like me. And it freaked me out. So...While I like being allowed to have a bit of hard cider here and there, the privilege rarely goes used. And I don't believe in 'normal'. I've never had a job though, so I don't know what's so great about being normal in those situations...But my dad has great horror stories about corporate work. >>;

    Serene: You make a really, really good point here! I never was good at lying myself, so if someone irked me, I'd go complain about them pretty much right away...But I've always had to fake being comfortable with a lot of my relatives. In my case, that hasn't changed much...But I'm learning to be more assertive finally, and it's less scary. Being able to be assertive is something that, though related to just growing up in general, may very well be part of adulthood. I never thought that until reading your post though I totally get your feeling of the ignoring the phone calls though. But...I've always done that oops. [I also just hate phones...] Ignoring them still gives me this slight pang of 'I'm a bad person for doing this' though. Do you have a coping strategy for guilt? I'm easily guilted. ;-;

    RTS: I love your mayo analogy. But, you make a good point: as adults, we can legally own property and make our own decisions. But we can also learn really annoyingly important lessons through that if we don't listen to our parents still...Because rent can cost an arm and a leg, some rentals are run by horrible people, and you're the one solely responsible if you get in trouble with the landlord. Plus, your payment is included in your credit score. And sadly, WE HAVE THOSE NOW. Though, plus side, you can easily get a credit card in your name as an adult...And sometimes they're helpful, if you can be careful with them. And you get your own bank account instead of mommy and daddy having it for you.

    Liability is a major trouble though. Liability and responsibility don't quite go as hand-in-hand as they should I think...Liability is essentially meant to be consequences for being irresponsible, but a lot of people don't get them...and some people get liability problems without being irresponsible. It's so easy to get charged a fine for anything nowadays. But...There's an upside to liability: We can totally sue people that are wrong to us and break the law. And the police might actually listen to us now that we're not little kids that they assume are pranking them.
    "I don't know what words I can say
    The wind has a way to talk to me
    Flowers sleep, a silent lullaby
    I pray for reply
    I'm ready"
    -Melfina's Song

  6. #6
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Last Seen
    12th July 2015 10:21 PM
    Age
    24
    Posts
    63
    Wong
    1,227
    Being a child has its perks, as well as being an adult. But I'd really prefer to go back to my childhood. The world looked much more colorful and interesting to me back then. Everything was new and I enjoyed exploring everything, but now after getting used to 'life' everything started becoming average and the things that leave me amazed are very few compared to back then. Also I miss having no worries. Now I'm in college and I have to worry about my grades, and after that about a job and then about buying a house, a car, and trying to get into the most comfortable situation I can. I never had to worry about anything as a child other than doing my homeworks and the occasional chores every now and then. I spent 90% of the remaining time playing. Right now that time is like 10%

  7. Agree Mojari agreed with this post
  8. #7
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Last Seen
    19th June 2015 02:57 PM
    Posts
    41
    Wong
    302
    I had an enjoyable experience growing up as a child. My parents were really great to me, and still are. I count myself very fortunate for having such awesome folks as I know that's not a reality for many others out there.

    My transition from child to adult went quite smooth, my twenties were generally an awesome time for me. But as time went on, I took on more responsibilities and now in my late 30's, I do miss my childhood and young adult years. The reality is that you're never truly free just because you cross over into adulthood. Society has expectations from you that you need to fulfill.

  9. #8
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Last Seen
    16th July 2015 08:09 PM
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    31
    Wong
    1,182
    You don't have to ask permission to go to the bathroom.

    Even if you're an adult you can still enjoy some small things that a child would, nothing is stopping you but you still can't get rid of responsabilities.
    THE GREATEST

  10. #9
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Last Seen
    9th July 2015 10:00 AM
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    13
    Wong
    1,592
    I think it was when I was able to make choices myself and also you have more responsibility as you find out when you are an adult more responsibilities are in place which may take time to adjust for some people. When growing up I had a good environment, which made me take small responsibilities and when it comes to financial decisions and also choices that involve jobs or alcohol then you need to be responsible. I reckon you can be independent and not have to have a set time to come home or show respect to someone who you do not along with, and you can have more jobs and being mature is important to get a good job.

  11. #10
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Last Seen
    12th July 2015 10:48 PM
    Posts
    12
    Wong
    91
    Nothing is all too good about being an adult. Your old friends go off to their new lives and you start to have bills. Also if an adult means being a boring and stuck up individual with no sense of fun, then I'm far from it. I am glad to say I act like a kid.

Similar Threads

  1. Post something great that happened today
    By Mantis in forum Clyde's Bar
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 18th February 2020, 01:05 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19th June 2017, 08:41 AM
  3. Hajime no ippo, anime binge and watching people get punched=great
    By fondofwisdom in forum The Ctarl-Ctarl Empire
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11th June 2015, 05:21 AM
  4. The Great YouTube Crapfight
    By BaronOfStuff in forum Music (Archive)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 6th October 2011, 08:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Affiliates
Adulthood: What's So Great About It? Revillution.net - Your portal to entertainment! The Syndicate Lounge