Particularly On Here

I know I was guilty of giving advice when I was younger, and know that I've got a lot more living to do yet before I really know what's going on with the world around me. But that said, I don't like being patronised by children, teens or anyone younger than say, 20. Frankly, I don't think you've had enough trips around to say anything that I want to hear just now on topics like love, relationships, friendships and family.

Basically, when it comes to me and other people, don't bother to read or comment please, you're not welcome.

If you want to talk to me about other things, hobbies, interests, things we've actually shared together then this is fine.

But so help me, if you come to me preeching optimistic, inexperienced idealism in the fact of my life experiences, then I'm afraid that you won't be welcomed politely.

Cm

chairmanmeow chairmanmeow
22-25, F
2 Responses Feb 16, 2009

I'm glad that you have learnt these things Phoenix, and they are the sum of YOUR experiences.<br><br />
Its been a long couple of days at work, back to back shifts, and I'm tired so I'm not going to mince words.<br><br />
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What I'm struggling to understand is why you're so adamant that I need to see things the same way that you do. <br><br />
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I don't WANT advice from 'kids' this doesn't mean I'm not going to get it. Wanting and getting are different things. <br />
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AND: For the fricken record, I only said I don't want advice about interpersonal relationships from these people. I left other things quite open.<br />
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So maybe I'll come to some mind altering conclusion about people much younger, and probably less experienced than myself.<br><br />
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As far as I'm concerned, though, I don't have to justify myself to you or anyone else on here.<br><br />
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Cm

21 is a lot different from younger ages... <br />
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But as I get older, I appreciate that some things come with age. And while experiences may force us to grow very quickly, and I had a lot of horrible things happen to me too, the hindsight to make judgements about their lasting effect on you comes with time.<br />
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I think that too often young people assume that they 'know everything' and they forget to qualify their opinions as the sum of their experiences.<br />
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I personally don't want advice from teens or tweens.<br />
That's my choice.<br />
I'm free to make it<br />
Others, however may choose differently. <br />
Cm