Things That I Hate

Adults and How They Think They Rule the World

My grandmother thinks that because I am a teenager, I don’t have any feelings or have a right to say what’s on my mind. She says that she is a adult and I am not, so what she says goes and I have no say in anything, and that I should be seen but not heard.

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  1. Well… they do kind of rule the world. In many cases, what they say should go, though not always, and the “seen but not heard” attitude is archaic and stupid.

    • by Jonathan
    • 18 August 2010, 8:32 AM
  2. I agree with your grandmother. When you've lived as long as she has, YOU can "rule the world."

    • by Anony-Mouse
    • 18 August 2010, 12:01 PM
  3. Well, I don’t agree with that. Age alone does not merit respect. Wisdom does. Wisdom takes time, so the majority of wise people will be adults as opposed to teenagers, but the majority of adults are not wise.

    • by Jonathan
    • 18 August 2010, 12:03 PM
  4. I’m pretty sure that you’re not qualified to make that judgment. Have you spoken to every adult and deemed whether or not xe is respectable?

    • by Confucius say
    • 18 August 2010, 8:50 PM
  5. I have to admit that wisdom does merit respect, but it does not merit intolerance and snootiness or the right of being unfriendly to younger people.

    • by Homer
    • 13 December 2010, 2:44 PM

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