Best thing I have heard out of this thread. I understand how playing with your children can be enjoyable but I am not pointing out, once again, that every adult is this way but many can be. Many adults and college student simply throw their lives away with video games or just simply spend an unreasonable time playing video games as they can become "addicting" to some. After this phase of "Addiction" they just don't seem to care anymore. I have a friend from last year, his father was a video game addict, played MW2 all the time (I've seen him everytime I go over), but his son (my best friend) prefered playing sports as because that is what he liked to do in his spare time. We played tackle football everyday. After a good 2 hours we would usually head to my place because he didn't have anything good at home to eat (he had stuff, just wasn't good.) His dad is a cool guy but just wasn't talking care of his responsibilities, me pointing out that not all adults can be as responsible as us "Kids" are. I DO agree that every adult is not what I have said though, as I said it in my original post.
I was not simply trying to point out that every adult is a bad egg, I was trying to say adults can most definitely be more immature as us "Kids" and us "Kids can be as mature and experienced (not in life lessons but in education), but not all therefor saying kids and adults can come and go as good a bad eggs.
I understand everything you just said and I understand it well, but it does not mean I agree with it. I will not say what I don't agree with which in this case is a few things you said, because it will just simply cause more issues.
excuse me...but I have snickered at a minor flaw in your post. And I quote:
"Kids - Think they know everything, but dont
Adults - Know a lot more, but still dont know everything"
I personally would change it to
Kids- Do know and knew things, still learning things, think they know everything, but don't
Adults - Know and knew a lot more, still learning things, think they know everything, but still don't know everything"
Still close to similar :P (just adults are more educated, still not knowing EVERYTHING)
This is a fact and will stay a fact not simply because I am a Teenager or your an adult but it is simply because it is what I have seen. My mother (whom I love deeply) thinks she knows everything but doesn't. Knows a lot but when it comes to the up-to-date teenage subject, she is usually wrong as she is always going by her past as a teenager.
Sorry if I have offended anybody and I respect and thank anybody who has posted comments. I may not agree with most of them and you may not agree with most of mine, but it is my opinion and I'm going to stick to it. Once again sorry to anybody who has been offended as I was only trying to get my point across.
Last edited by Deku; 08-07-2011 at 10:49 PM.
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so? im 16 years old and i play +18 games as well, GTA, Mad world, etc... its no big deal but some parents dont want their kids to play +18 games cuz it can have swearing, gore and the most awesome stuff ever... SEX!! lol
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Read it again
Kids THINK they know everything, as in they think they understand how the world works, but don't until they have lived as a adult.
No one person can understand everything as us as humans dont understand everything in the universe.
THIS IS TO DEEP FOR A MONDAY MORNING!
We didnt have "R" "18" rated games when I was under the age.
Ok there was the porn ones but they where crap
IIRC your age didn't need ratings till Mortal Kombat.
Last edited by WiiAssasin; 08-09-2011 at 12:22 AM.
Kids and adults couldn't be treated 'equally' in general anyway, I'm not sure where the affiliation is, it's exactly why different age groups exist.
'Maturity', not only subjective but you're only speaking for yourself, you don't really have an argument for your age group.
Yes, there's plenty of minors with some aspects you could label 'mature', that doesn't make them mature, you can't define a personality as mature, so many other factors lay the foundation for a personality that calling someone 'mature' in a general sense is illogical at best.
You seem to imply that adults who spend their free time with entertainment like gaming are irresponsible. Not all adults must oblige to babysitting or business trips, whereas not all kids have interests in gaming, it's personal preference.
I will say, I agree that age restricted forums, purely for clan talk, is confusing. It's basically a generalized assumption that everyone under the age of 18 is somehow a nuisance or incapable of reason. To be honest I don't know or care if there is a more significant reason for the security, obvious thing to do is to ignore it, I mean, it's pretty childish, heh.
Adults generalize kids, and kids generalize adults, as evidently you have done. It's natural from the events we experience, we form opinions, and unfortunately, most think their opinions actually matter. Everyone has different preferences and reactions to situations, so generalizing any group from the age spectrum is irrational.
I'm not sure what you were trying to gain from this thread, the entire topic is a general view of people of different ages with different lives which we have no idea how they spend their time. The question you asked is not really a valid question, maybe worth redefining.
Here's a way to test maturity: Play System Shock 2.
I understand many of you adroit grown folk have maintained a well full of knowledge.
Me myself am still 15 and 1/2 years old.
The only point I am really trying to get across is that maybe adults should just look at us as not amoral all the time, but as experienced grown young men and women! When I say this I really just refer to the 13-16 maybe 17. But even me as a mer 15 1/2 year old and counting don't look at the kids under 13 as childish and immature fools but I just look at them as inexperienced human beings who are STILL maturing. I mean...aren't we all still maturing!?
WE ALL have an area upon ourselves we can improve in.I know that many laws don't refer to us children as much as adults. Like "You have to be 21+ to legally have the right to drink" and that's probably how it will and should stay.
I personally have my parents say I have matured at an early age. Me knowing that I have not fully matured but am mature enough to be called mature! Especially by my parents...that means a lot coming from them. I am still maturing as we speak but does not mean I am immature but can be mature enough to the point where I can communicate with adults maturely.
Sorry if I have adventitiously offended anybody in this thread! I also want you to understand that I have taken everyones explanations and absorbed them into my head helping me to grow more as a person. This has been a wonderful experience and I agree that much of what you guys say is true, but me as a 15 1/2 year old just still can't seem to agree with some of it.Thank you and have a nice day!
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