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View Poll Results: Should being an adult be considered a social privilege?
Yes 3 15.79%
No 16 84.21%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-13-2019, 08:51 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Luciano700 View Post
Because as an adult you have the right to influence your society moreso in any manner than an elder or a child.
I don't. The process of job searching is still screwed up. Pharmaceuticals still rule the world and can easily endanger someone's health. Basics like electricity still cost a lot of money. Capitalism in general is just not done correctly.



I guess certain people do but that would mean it didn't happen just because they were an adult, it happened because they got enough people to agree with them. Privilege comes with popular opinions (i.e. my stance on pharmaceuticals isn't popular) and resources.




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The alternative isn't a positive.

Being a child? I guess in this day and age being a child is more difficult but it's really more that being a human is difficult these days because becoming an adult doesn't take those difficulties away or if it does it adds new difficulties that are just as distressing.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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Yes, many people today remain perpetually stuck in the adolescent stage of life and never really achieve true adulthood, other than the magic number of 18/21. Many people never grow to understand the primary hallmarks of adulthood - that is an understanding that they are responsible for themselves and their actions have consequences and thus will struggle throughout most of their lives, playing the victimhood role and demanding someone else take care of them in one form or another. It's really a shame.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I'm privileged enough to mock a minor who uses the word "privileged" so perhaps.
senior year in High School.

one things adults don't do is use "lol" at the end of a lengthy sentence or thought. You can be 14, or you can be 40 and use it, and it shows you're not mature. Adult status is indeed given at certain age benchmarks. But a real adult has maturity.
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Old Yesterday, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Micronesia
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Man I wish contextual cues were universal, what happened when we used to think off each other's perspectives?

Whatever,
Lemme see if I can take a stab at this.

So... you are a kid,
you think you don't need actual experience before you begin deciding your opinions are the only correct ones in existence and they need to be forced upon others,
you think the US is full of evil corporate boogeymen,
you think "social privilege" is a real and rampant issue,
and you percieve or accept others perceptions that racists are everywhere.

I bet I'm close.

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Old Today, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Lemme see if I can take a stab at this.

So... you are a kid,
you think you don't need actual experience before you begin deciding your opinions are the only correct ones in existence and they need to be forced upon others,
you think the US is full of evil corporate boogeymen,
you think "social privilege" is a real and rampant issue,
and you percieve or accept others perceptions that racists are everywhere.

I bet I'm close.
I am not that shallow minded lol



I will say politics and social media are making people lose their gray area in thinking though.

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Old Today, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Boston
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adulthood begins when you have your college loans paid off.
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