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From the mouth (and mind) of a teenager

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While riding in the car this evening, my 15 year old said to me, "I really don't like the word 'privilege'" (I had used it in a conversation about why people pay interest on loans). I said, "What do you mean? You don't like how it sounds, or you don't like what it means, or what?" She said, "I don't like what it means." When I asked her why, she said, "Because if something is a privilege, that means it's not a right, and I should be able to do whatever I want and not have thing be privileges."




This from the girl who can't wait to be an adult because "when you're an adult you can do whatever you want."


Well, geez, if that's true, what am I waiting for??? :confused:



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Hey, at least she's only 15! I had a bloke in his early twenties tell me he shouldn't have to obey the speed limit because he was just a kid. He didn't even back down when I pointed out that he was older than I was.


As an adult, we can, to a degree, do whatever we want. What Miss 15 evidently hasn't considered is the consequences are worse than a lecture from Mum and being grounded for a fortnight :D "I don't know why I can't find a place to rent! Ok, so I haven't got any references because my last landlord booted me out for not paying rent, but really it wasn't like I didn't pay on purpose, I just forgot!" Heheh. Yay for adult life and being able to do whatever we want!




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