Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dontpanicbobby, Jun 13, 2016.
Yeah it's too late for me
I've got the cats, but not the adult syndrome.
Too many ant piles to watch, clouds to figure out and see animals in, nature to watch, things to make, bake, cook. grow. Plus pay attention to tech. I've got a lot of hobbies to do. Talk walks and pictures, draw pictures, make patterns for things I'd like to have that mfg don't think are worthwhile------ the list goes on.
Have done all this most of my life. Taught the kid how to do it, too. She's never bored and she won't grow up that way.
The Vulcan gets bored. He naps.
Who is "The Vulcan"?
The other half. He had a Vulcan 1600 Nomad bike for a while and he can drive you nuts with the Spock look of "does not compute"
He's also the reason I'm here. Someone on this forum told me never to let an engineer touch the phone. The Vulcan is an EE.
He understands frequencies, but not file formats.
For the record, I have never bought accent pillows. Whatever the hell those are.
I am sure my wife has... Hopefully not for $100 though.
My transition was a bit more subtle: act responsible or we'll throw you in jail.
some how .. I have been able to dodge this.....
oh... maybe I am a victim.... but just don't know it
Mine has become kind of extreme ... at least the conversion
I seriously long for the days when I was stupid and young... I want to go back in time but alas... here I am aproaching 30 in a few years time give or take...
And you know what is the most IRONIC thing of all???
I thought I wanted to be a grown up but then I realised when I was all "grown up"... I just wanted to be a kid again...
I long for the days when I had so little responsibility... where I had no care... no worries... I WAS truly free...
I could run around in the middle of night... but naked screaming and laughing with friends... and nobody would give a damn....
now today... I thought I wanted success... now all I want... is happiness...
I wish I could turn back time... more than anything in the whole world... I miss my old job... where I used to look after kids and talk crap all day long...
I was much happier than I am now... I was so free... with no dead lines.... no signs.... no fines.... no fines... just laughter and total freedom...
I think I need to re-evaluate what makes me truly happy....
I have been told by so many people though that being an adult is only a frame of mind...
There is no adulthood!
"Loserisms is only a frame of mind... there is no frame and there is no mind!"
"There are only bald people hahahaha!"
I have seen some people as old as 60 and they act like little kiddies
Being a so called "adult" I think is only a frame of mind... like diabetes!
You do eventually grow out of it. The clear signs of recovery are white socks with sandals and the lack of concern about farting in public.
^^^ and adult diapers?
All I can say is:
Never try to explain the concept of home made sourdough bread to a literal-minded person. Sourdough gathers yeast from the air and works in its own time. You can't rush it.
I might grow old, but I'll never grow up.
Don't forget the transition from shoes with laces to shoes with out
So I like having aged. I don't consider myself an adult, nor old. The pluses? Well I can have desert whenever I want to, I can have pizza whenever I want to. If I want to drive to Denver or St.Louis or Minneapolis or ... Oklahoma City when I wake up on a Saturday morning, well guess what I can. But I am still mentally about 19 I'd guess, I don't feel I have gotten old and boring. I think I am wiser, I know what to avoid ... and what not to I have fun. I would imagine the only part of the mileage I have put on that I DON'T like is the creaks and cracks, pains and strains. I wish I had the know how I got now and the body I had at 20, I might have taken better care of it.
Youth is wasted on the young.
Aging gracefully is inevitable. OLD is a state of mind. I will never grow old!
Me too! All I have to do is walk outside.
I don't mind being adult; but I fight it work my dad-humor.
It's really not about growing up or growing old. It's about adultery ... um, I mean ... adulthood. You know, that condition where life sneaks up behind you, sticks its hand in your wallet and starts pulling, and your mommy and daddy aren't there to slap it away.
I was never an innocent child, but I wasn't guilty either. Just a victim of circumstance.
lol I am already starting to feel it... my body is starting to feel it... I wish I had spent my days in a much better way... but I am learning now that nothing is permanent in this life... it's scary nothing lasts forever...
It's terrible that when you get older... I finally believe the saying that "Nothing lasts forever"... not even my name... even if it's in the history books... for good or for bad...
Nothing is permanent... it's so scary... I am having a mid life crisis and I am not even half way yet... but I can already see signs of it... but I think it is a very good thing I am aware of it now..
Everyone at work tells me "AYE - you are such a lightie!!!"
South African slang for "lightie" is small fry... yes I think I am very young still but that doesn't mean I am not starting to feel old...
Argh... I wish I could turn back time... to the goold old days...
I ****ing love this awesome song...
Cheers to those good old days
Maybe I really am still very young... and I am just too stupid to realise it... but I am loving EVERY second of my life now because I KNOW it will not last forever...
Am totally feeling everything Stinky Stinky alludes to.....how did this happen?
If I were to link to a single song, it would be Don Henley's "Boys of Summer". Because I was one for a half dozen glorious years, then suddenly wasn't. Cited it only this morning on the "songs that make you sad" thread. "Don't look back, you can never look back.......Those days are gone forever, I should just let 'em go......but..."
Don't get me wrong, have totally managed to evade adulthood, and responsibility; But getting old....not so much.
Spoiler: Extended rant
My eyes just don't work as well as they used to....It sucks.
My hands just aren't as steady as they used to be....It sucks.
My memory isn't as "steel trap" reliable as it used to be....It sucks.
A much, much, much smaller percentage of the girls around me are wearing cheerleader's outfits these days....It sucks!
My first (true quality) relationship happened when I was 25. She was 35, divorced, two kids and a mortgage, and definite crow's feet developing around her eyes. She seemed soooooo old to me at the time, (Insisted I refer to her as a girl, never a woman, BTW), I fell hard, but it ended quickly. 35 seemed so far out in front of me, but in the blink of an eye, those 10 years were even further in the rear view mirror than they had just been out ahead of me, only a moment earlier.
I think anecdotes and experiences like those described by myself and others are universal parts of the human experience, only subtle differences from one generation to the next. The way society evolves, however, isn't the same for all generations.
Perhaps every generation feels that society as a whole turned a definite corner at the end of their youth, but I have a very real sense that there was a slow and steady evolution of society up until around 1985..... Then things truly did start to change very rapidly, subsequent generations probably won't relate to previous ones in quite the same way.
Much more than just music and fashion.....lots of things started to change forever.
The vast majority of the changes are definitely for the better, and you gotta' take the good with the bad, but sheesh! Where previously, there was a sort of gentle acceptance of a certain level of inefficiency and imperfection in the world, which lead to a kind of pace and flavor of life, there came a time when "optimizing all parts of the system" became the only thing. Electronics matured. Safety regulations really started to shape consumer products and experiences. Same with environmental concerns. Same with political correctness. Globalization / Americanization of the world began to spread more rapidly than ever, undermining diversity forever. The engineers really hit their stride, and since they were all generally working toward the same efficient goals, it's no surprise the end results all kind of seem the same. Nothing was to be left on the table, no scrap of aerodynamic efficiency, financial efficiency, production efficiency, thermodynamic efficiency, temporal or spacial efficiency. Where there had previously been many vacant lots to play in, and scores of farms within my city limits, now they are all gone forever, victims of a "better" use.
I seriously doubt my niece and nephew will ever have the opportunity to get into very much of the (mostly harmless and innocent) trouble that I and countless generations of kids before me got into. Some of it, for sure, and they'll find some I never even thought about......Some things never do change.
I may grow old, but I'll never grow up.
Confidential to our OP:
(Screamed in a shrieking voice while running madly around and slamming into things...)
I dunno hey...
I had a loooong and deep thought about this the other day... I don't believe there is such a thing as adulthood... if you look at it from the perspective of a child... and I mean a good child from a stable healthy background... then you could say that to some people... the "adult" would look like a douche bag and scum bucket...
Everything is relative
Well look at it this way... I don't believe there is such a thing as "adulthood" but I do believe there is such a thing as decency
If you are a big fat shit head... then nobody really will appreciate you... (depending on the audience as well though...)
They might appreciate you but to get someone's respect might be extremely challenging... yes again depending on the person...
However if you are going to only simplistically look at the definition adulthood on a very superficial level... then well that is like a very narrow minded view of being "grown up".
However from another angle you could say that having "innocence" could be a form of "anti-adulthood" where someone is totally "innocent" in a way...
But maybe I am going into waaaaaaaay too much detail
And when I do I just listen to this and forget about all mental constructs and assumptions
Let's go back in time when things felt... better
Even if just for one day...
Well in terms of adulthood, I think most people would start to leave the petty childhood behaviour of the playground behind, and act in a kinder and more reasonable way to their fellow humans. But the sad fact is that some never do
People seem to be reverting to the "terrible twos"
Maybe reasoning and coping with doesn't make the kid outgrow it?
Another one of my mother's sayings which has stuck with me:
You are not the only pebble on the beach.