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What Do You Love About Being An Adult? Stars For Answers!

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 12:46 AM
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As I came of age, it was the priviledge of having a cold beer without having to sneak around to drink it. Then, as age carried me on in life it was the chance that I had to meet and marry my wonderful wife. That, of course, heaped upon me the added pleasures of becoming a responsible member of society and a contributor to change and accomplishment within my business community.

Now, the years are beginning to show in the white hairs that peek out through my beard and the receding hairline that hides beneath my fedora. I've been blessed to have lived a long and mostly happy life, to have traveled the world, seen things that others only dream to see and experienced things that I never thought I'd ever be a part of.

So, what do I love most about being an adult? The memories that I've gathered along the path to where I am today.




posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:00 AM
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What I love about being an adult:

having money to buy toys like Matchbox and 1:18th scale motorcycles

realizing how few things really matter, like loved ones & family

also realizing no matter how much i know, i barely know anything

no longer volunteering to help someone Move, a miserable thankless task

coming to understand that i, like most people, will never be rich or famous, a great athlete or celebrity, while also understanding those people are the real freaks. Johnny Quarterback and his cheerleader girlfriend Suzy Creamcheese are part of what is wrong with society. i'm grateful to be just another 'nobody'.

not being sent to bed the earliest because I'm the youngest, and having the pains, humiliations and illnesses of childhood very far behind me

being in charge of my sexuality instead of my sexuality being in charge of me

having stimulating conversations with people who think a lot



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:20 AM
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Being tall enough to ride the roller coaster.
Having the freedom and means to explore the country.
Having the freedom and means to explore the Mrs.
Taking care of and loving my responsabilities.
Teaching hand skills to younger family members or others that I was also taught in my trade and those I`ve learnt.
Not needing stars for posts



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 03:19 AM
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No longer having to be forced to go to school. My parents didn't wanna send me, but they didn't have the means to homeschool, so I got forced.

the right to vote, the right to smoke, drink, screw up my body as I see fit.
decide for myself what I wanna do. no longer being forced to do things I don't want to do.

but what do I hate about being 24? Welp, I sure as hell can't slap some stupid brat silly for being a retard anymore because i'll get put in the clink. I miss that. Being able to get in a good old fashioned fistfight for the hell of it with everybody participating in full agreement without any of us gettin sent to jail.. nope, can't box yer buddies anymore..



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 04:12 AM
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Being able to travel in the land of freedom.

Sorry, my bad, wrong thread.

Being able to cruise the internet without anyone watching me.

Crap, still the wrong thread. Okay, this time for sure.

Having people listen to me because I look older and scary.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 04:28 AM
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Not doing homework.

Being able to say "I grew up so I don't have to do homework" to kids...lol



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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As a middle-aged adult I love the feeling I get when I learn something new -- I'm actually aware of it as an achievement (something like 'an old dog learning a new trick'). As a child, learning just 'happened' and I took it for granted. Now I regard newly acquired knowledge with the same excitement as a child would experience with the acquisition of a new toy.

Adulthood also broke the chains of control that my parents (my smother-loving mother in particular) had over me. It was liberating to have the freedom to make my own decisions and choices without expecting that I would be overruled by them if their opinion differed from mine.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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Did you just start a thread and asked us what we liked about being adults, but then offered stars? XD
Where is my cookie? Can I have the cookie instead?

Here is my serious answer. I can't keep it in the TOC. Leave it at that.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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When i turned 18 I recieved an inheritance.

I love my inheritance.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by noobgal
When i turned 18 I recieved an inheritance.

I love my inheritance.


this post is:

hilarious. material, true, cold, awesome and just plain strange.
but I like it. hahahaha.
edit on 5/26/2011 by zooplancton because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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I'd have to agree with you on all of the above minus the family/children part. Living the "single" life (to me not married or having children) is the greatest part of being an adult. Being able to do what I want when I want and how I want is AMAZING. Knowing my life has to be answered to NO ONE is GREAT!!!!

Being held accountable as an adult can prove challenging at times when you just want people to forget what has happened. As a child your innocence and ignorance can help smooth things over but as an adult you usually have no excuses.

Just my thoughts...



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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I love knowing that that the more I know, the more I realize that I don't know much, but I know a lot more than I did.

And I love smoking too, but now I enjoy smoking my eCig INSIDE instead of stinky tobacco OUTSIDE.

I love drinking, but I love the fact that I haven't had a drink in many years.

I love junk food.

I love the company of animals as much as humans.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 03:38 AM
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That must be that I can drink beer, smoke cigarettes, drive my car wherever I want and travel the world.

I actually don't like being an adult. It brings on to many obligations and people tend to think that you need to behave in a special manner. Also known as "acting your age". I have never done that and I will never do that.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 06:21 AM
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Personally, I don't care for all this adult stuff. It's certainly not what it's cracked up to be. As a matter of fact, I think I'll just go back to being a kid and playing with Barbies and riding my bike, well.. without the helmet and battle-gear, of course.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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Thanks everyone for your responses so far!

So many "great" responses!


maybee said this


I think I'll just go back to being a kid and playing with Barbies and riding my bike, well.. without the helmet and battle-gear, of course.


lol I 2nd that! Except I'm not much of a barbie fan... GI JOE!!!



As promised.... Everyone gets a star!



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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Wisdom.
Knowing what NOT to do again.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 12:36 PM
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At first, it was:

1) Being able to eat whatever I want, when I wanted to.

2) Being able to stay up as late as I wanted to.

3) Access to formerly forbidden things (alcohol, porn, etc.)

But, with a few more years....

Simply being able to look back at how stupid I was, the things I thought were important, etc., and now realizing the TRUE things in life that are meaningful.

THAT is the best part of being an adult.

Of course, in a lot of ways, I'm still a big kid at heart.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 02:35 PM
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One cool thing is to pick up on my mother mentioning something she likes or saw, go out, buy it, package it up and ship it to her.
I love making her cry out of happiness rather than out of anger or embarrassment over some dumb thing I thought would be fun to do. Lemme tell ya, there were a lot of those things. My children are repaying me, so Im sure she feels vindicated right about now.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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I like knowing that whatever the future may bring, my life has already contained a number of beautiful, intense, meaningful people, incidents, and relationships, and I will be able to leave this world at any time with the knowledge that I've lived pretty fully.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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I love the fact that I no longer desire stars...

start ya off on them in kindergarten.



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