Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Kids Growing up too Quickly, and Adults Not Growing Up:

There are commonly articles in the news media that complain about the immaturity of young people, and at the same time about how kids are 'forced to grow up too quickly'.  So which is it?  It can be one or the other.  Either socity is opposed to childhood or it encourages it.  Well it's neither and both.  It's the typical dualist mindset of equivocation: I like to be mature, but I also like to be immature; females are better than males, unless males are better than females; it rains everywhere expect for where it doesnt rain; I like eating chicken korma expect when I don't.  They're just a bunch of equivocating statements that are neither one thing nor the other, yet both at the same time.  They're ambiguous.

Either kids are being forced into growing up prematurely, which means that they would be adult in mindset, and consequently would be adult like in mind when they are adult in body.  Or kids are not being forced into growing up prematurely, which means that they still childlike in mind when they are adult like in body.  It's either one or the other, not both.

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