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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 08-11-2019, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Even though you have earned more rights and privileges as an adult, I don't think being an adult really is a true social privilege. Is earned because not all adults automatically get those rights and privileges granted


For example

Does the person pay taxes? Does the person work? Does the person own a home?


Now from a cultural perspective and societal context, because that's what the thread asks moreso


Well yes and no, yes as an adult your insight is more likely to be taken seriously. As an adult your work is more likely to be appreciated. As an adult you're automatically assumed to be trusted 100%


But on the other hand adults have more social pressure to act as mature as possible, adults also have to compete with other adults for influence, adults experience raw and risk-oriented manners. Adults also have to deal with the dangers of protecting and serving the youth and the elderly of any society

Is a mixed bag, but I am still going with "no", because it's more proved rather than automatically earned
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Micronesia
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What is this?
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:53 AM
 
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What is this?
More SJW crap.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:29 AM
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Why waste time thinking up this crap?
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm privileged enough to mock a minor who uses the word "privileged" so perhaps.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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More SJW crap.
Lol at pretending to be emotionally charged lool
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Why waste time thinking up this crap?
This is a genuine question though; no?
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:21 PM
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Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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I think you should have posted your question on the psychology forum.
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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I think you should have posted your question on the psychology forum.
Ok

*Takes note and appreciates the feedback
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Old 08-11-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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In a way, yeah. All of a sudden, at some arbitrary age, we say “here, you’re an adult now. Happy adulting!”

I do think we’ve lost something by not having some sort of a rite of passage. What that rite of passage should be, I have no idea, but I’d like to entertain that idea.
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