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3-18-2011 @ 11:23AM
"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."-C. S. LewisIf you know someone who bases their public image and alleged opinions on other people's alleged opinions like their entire life was a marketing study of Things That People In My Focus Group Are Allowed To Enjoy, it may be entirely possible that this person is just completely fucking awful. You must abandon them to their inevitable destiny of whichever cause of death is statistically most likely for such a person, and go find nicer friends.
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