Today, when we tell our children to act like an adult, it can be very confusing. We have adult entertainment, adult shops and adult conversation. Commonly, we mean something lewd, sexually elicit, perverted … or worse. In true irony, the word intended to describe maturity is actually describing an irresponsible, self-indulgent behavior that is much more childish than it is adult. It seems that knowledge of the ways of perversion and distortion is a badge for a strange kind of maturity that should never be associated with being grown up. Brothers, do not be children in your thinking.
What is Adult Behavior
What is Adult Behavior | The Stream
Towards the end of last one, I had become increasingly conscious of how often I bite my tongue, fail to confront people who have upset me, avoid awkward conversations, and yes, sometimes, even lie. Nor do I identify as a liar. I very, very rarely intend to lie: Nine times of out ten, the act of deception is pathological. Fear of vulnerability. Fear of misunderstanding. Fear of dealing with my own.
The 25 Principles for Adult Behavior by John Perry Barlow
The most successful outlaws live by a code, and in many ways John Perry Barlow , founder of the Electronic Freedom Foundation , Wyoming rancher, and erstwhile songwriter for the Grateful Dead —who died on Wednesday at the age of 70 —was an archetypal American outlaw all of his life. He might have worn a white hat, so to speak, but he had no use for the government telling him what to do. And his charismatic defense of unfettered internet liberty inspired a new generation of hackers and activists, including a year-old Aaron Swartz , who saw Barlow speak at his middle school and left the classroom changed. He introduced the Grateful Dead to Dr.
However, I post them as a standard for my conduct as an adult. Should any of my friends or colleagues catch me violating any one of them, bust me. Be patient.