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16 October 2016 @ 05:36 am
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Has Charlie Stross failed adulting?
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Experiencing Technical Difficulties: Squeeresonant on October 16th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC)
*cringes*
Lucy Huntzinger: coffee mosaicathenais on October 16th, 2016 05:37 pm (UTC)
He's not wrong that we absorb the template of the adults in our lives, but how does not doing what they did equate to not being adults? It really makes me crazy to hear people in their 30s (and older) say they are not adults or they've failed adulting or they abjure adulting. Feeding into this is my own love of being an adult and being in charge of my own life. Being a kid sucked. Kids have no agency.
Ayesha: Thank-Youbrowngirl on October 16th, 2016 06:19 pm (UTC)
This!
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on October 17th, 2016 02:00 am (UTC)
Agree. I can do all the grown-up things that the prospect of doing frightened me at the age of ten, and the fact that I don't usually wear a tie has nothing to do with this. (In fact, sometimes I do wear a tie, and I know how to tie one, too, which many men my age can't.)
eub on October 17th, 2016 06:26 am (UTC)
Who's to say that previous generation of adults was doing adulting as adulting is to be done?