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Old 02-11-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:56 PM
 
Location: state of procrastination
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I think there are times in your life when you make bad decisions - teenage years, college years, mid-life crisis... You think you'd get wiser with each milestone but you make very similar mistakes and experiment with dumb things through each phase. Some adults make the same mistakes as teens (recreational drugs, alcohol use on weekends, sleeping around, procrastinating) but now that they are technically over 18 it's no longer deemed "bad judgment" just "questionable lifestyle choices". I've had poor judgment as a teen and worse as a young adult. You just keep learning.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: California
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My judgement wasn't too bad as a teen, or any other time. I can only remember a handful of times I did something that, looking back, was the wrong thing to do. But I only did them because I literally didn't know better. Mostly putting myself in situations that could be dangerious but I was innocent to all that stuff. Thankfully it all worked out but once a guy actually told me I should leave the place I was at before something bad happened.

I also think it's just natural for them to rebel against "the hand that feeds them" since it's natures way of getting everyone ready for them to leave their parents and strike out on their own. Sometimes I think it's a GOOD thing. I had a hard time with our daughter and made darned sure she "went away" to college just to avoid stress and confilct. Now she is living and working on her own far away, and we have a good relationship. My son never did cause a moments worry, he is very responsible and conservative and we get along teriffically. And he would probably live at home until he is 30 if I let him. So there you go.
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