Originally Posted by wiltondeportes
That's some shitty and slippery kind of defining, don't you think?
But the point of posting a picture of a child soldier looking childish with a gun was that war doesn't do anything except make people murder other people. Then boys at home who still get a sinking feeling in their belly when they hear confrontational male voices are free to fantasize about how manly they can be if they put on the uniform. I feel like the best way to describe your theoreticals is, "eager virgin."
You have probably never even hurt anyone for real, and are making a serious grown-up face and nodding in agreement about warfare LOL
Haha oh man- you aren't going to be rid of this nonsense unless you look at your relationship with your mother; obviously men vs boys have a great deal of accumulated character traits that do not necessarily have anything whatsoever to do with "responsibility."
hat would an adult have, that's developed, that kid wouldn't? Physically, maturity is marked by a completion of puberty. Socially, maturity is marked by having a productive and valuable role in society, which is the same thing as responsibility.
When I was a young kid, I was in all kinds of smart-kid school programs that made a lot of demands of my time. Plus little league and chores. I was more responsible as a 10 year old than I am at 30, but at 10 I was a stupid kid, and at 30 I am not.
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"