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Old 11-17-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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There is this really dumb thing that young people often do and I did my share of it myself. Its this, when a dumb older person makes a bad choice the younger person goes along with it. The older people who make bad choices often are parents but not always and not necessarily. I just wanted to point that out that its important for young people to sometimes question the decisions of older people. Just because they're older and just because they're parents or whatever doesn't mean they're right. I speak from my own experience, I made that mistake all too often myself and I regret it to this day.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:47 PM
 
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All-righty then!
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:03 PM
 
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There is this really dumb thing that young people often do and I did my share of it myself. Its this, when a dumb older person makes a bad choice the younger person goes along with it. The older people who make bad choices often are parents but not always and not necessarily. I just wanted to point that out that its important for young people to sometimes question the decisions of older people. Just because they're older and just because they're parents or whatever doesn't mean they're right. I speak from my own experience, I made that mistake all too often myself and I regret it to this day.
As long as that young person is paying their own way, right?
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:16 PM
 
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As long as that young person is paying their own way, right?
Just because somebody else is paying your way doesn't mean you should be following every choice they make without question. Lets say somebody who is paying your way says you should binge drink and then go driving in a car, would you do it? There are some families that will encourage that believe it or not.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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There are some families that will encourage that believe it or not.
Not very many, if any at all.

Is that YOUR experience... you were encouraged to binge drink and drive?
For what did you get grounded?
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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Not very many, if any at all.

Is that YOUR experience... you were encouraged to binge drink and drive?
For what did you get grounded?
I was never encouraged to drink and drive but there were other dumb choices that I dumbly went along with. Drinking and driving is just one of the many gazillion dumb choices a person can make and just because an older person doesn't encourage that doesn't mean they can't make other dumb choices.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:14 AM
 
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I think the moral of the story here is to follow your gut and if you feel a situation is wrong or you feel like you're being asked to go along with something that you don't agree with that you should question the situation and the person trying to lead you to do something against your better judgement no matter who they are.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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I think the moral of the story here is to follow your gut and if you feel a situation is wrong or you feel like you're being asked to go along with something that you don't agree with that you should question the situation and the person trying to lead you to do something against your better judgement no matter who they are.
Exactly. Although you shouldn't just follow your gut, you should also use judgement and think it through. But just because somebody is older or even wiser doesn't mean they're always right. This has been a moral lesson that's been taught over and over again.
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