May 21, 2007

The Way I See It #253

Posted in parenting, Starbucks at 8:27 pm by weiszguy

I’ve discovered it’s pretty easy (and fun) to argue with the people whose quotes are on Starbucks cups.  I realize, of course, these people are probably much deeper than their quotes appear, but when I read stuff like this, I simply cannot resist.  Here’s one I read today:

A mature person is one who can say: My parents may have made some mistakes raising me, but they did the best they could: now it’s up to me.

— Shannon Fry – Starbucks customer from Ann Arbor, MI

I guess my main beef with Ms. Fry is her definition of ‘mature’.  Is she really saying that a person who can say this about their parents is mature?  It seems to me the revelation about being responsible for yourself is just the very beginning of maturity.  A person can’t even begin to start to think about maturing until they realize their behaviors, thoughts, and actions are their own, not their parents.

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1 Comment »

  1. Joshua said,

    “A person can’t even begin to start to think about maturing until they realize their behaviors, thoughts, and actions are their own, not their parents.”

    So once they did realize that though maybe just maybe they would be more mature?

    And hell there are people who own homes and cars and have kick ass jobs making buckets full of money with their own children who still have not learned this simple concept. Yes it is quite simple, and really should be the foundation of maturity, however for so many people it would seem that it is the hardest concept to grasp.

    That really is only from what I have seen in the world, I am sure you and other people have seen it differently.

    thanks


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