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2012-06-27 12:53:52 PM
Getting married or having children != automatic ticket to adulthood.

Same thing with buying a house. And finances. Jesus.
 
2012-06-27 12:59:37 PM
It's rather creepy that they're tracking what percentage of us are married with children. I'm 34 and very happily not married and without children that I know of. Sorry that you have to write articles about your wish to drag us into your nightmare.
 
2012-06-27 01:03:02 PM
It's kind of immature to assume that meeting some kind of external criteria is going automatically turn you into an adult.
 
2012-06-27 01:04:38 PM
Peter Pan generation is single, baby-free, broke and can't buy a house. At least they can fly not buying into your bullshiat "you have to get married, have kids, buy a house you can't afford, and try your best every day to not eat a bullet because you're so goddamned miserable in order to be a real grown-up!" American Dream, and it really pisses you off.

FTFY, Subby.
 
2012-06-27 01:06:17 PM
My fur-children are cuter than human babies anyway.
 
2012-06-27 01:06:45 PM
I don't believe they can fly.

For that matter I don't believe they can touch the sky.
 
2012-06-27 01:08:16 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I don't believe they can fly.

For that matter I don't believe they can touch the sky.


Do you think about it every night and day?
 
2012-06-27 01:09:06 PM
I understand that some people want kids. That's fine. I don't. I know that I would be a crappy father. And frankly, refraining from having kids that I don't want and would not take care of appropriately seems like a much better, much more "adult" decision than simply popping out a couple of kids because I couldn't figure out how to use a rubber.

There is nothing "immature" about choosing not to have kids. There's something very immature about having kids that you don't want just because you couldn't be arsed to take the proper precautions.

(I do have a house and I'm not broke, so perhaps I'm not the target audience.)
 
2012-06-27 01:09:10 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I don't believe they can fly.

For that matter I don't believe they can touch the sky.


You must think about that sort of thing every night and day.
 
2012-06-27 01:09:42 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: I don't believe they can fly.

For that matter I don't believe they can touch the sky.


But can they piss on you?
 
2012-06-27 01:10:19 PM

James!: AdolfOliverPanties: I don't believe they can fly.

For that matter I don't believe they can touch the sky.

But can they piss on you?


drip drip drip drip
 
2012-06-27 01:10:47 PM
I mean seriously my cat has a shoulder. Why would I even consider having a human baby?

i194.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-27 01:12:59 PM
Also, kids, if you think buying a house and dropping a litter of kids is going to automatically make you a grown-up you are in for a world of hurt. You're still going to be the same irresponsible fark-up you're always been but now you'll have a kid and a mortgage.

Become an adult and THEN get the house and the kids if you want them.
 
2012-06-27 01:14:16 PM

James!: Also, kids, if you think buying a house and dropping a litter of kids is going to automatically make you a grown-up you are in for a world of hurt. You're still going to be the same irresponsible fark-up you're always been but now you'll have a kid and a mortgage.

Become an adult and THEN get the house and the kids if you want them.


This. I know people whose children are going on ten years old, and the "parents" still act like teenagers themselves.
 
2012-06-27 01:15:39 PM
I do like to dress up and pretend I'm Mary Martin, dancing around the house singing show tunes.
 
2012-06-27 01:17:42 PM

vernonFL: I do like to dress up and pretend I'm Mary Martin, dancing around the house singing show tunes.


I used to dress up like Captain Hook, until one day I forgot and scratched my balls...
 
2012-06-27 01:19:32 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: James!: Also, kids, if you think buying a house and dropping a litter of kids is going to automatically make you a grown-up you are in for a world of hurt. You're still going to be the same irresponsible fark-up you're always been but now you'll have a kid and a mortgage.

Become an adult and THEN get the house and the kids if you want them.

This. I know people whose children are going on ten years old, and the "parents" still act like teenagers themselves.


shiat, my mother tried to grow pot in a hanging plant in front of a window. That woman should not have been responsible for children.
 
2012-06-27 01:20:15 PM

vernonFL: I do like to dress up and pretend I'm Mary Martin, dancing around the house singing show tunes.


Sure! Who doesn't?
 
2012-06-27 01:22:57 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Peter Pan generation is single, baby-free, broke and can't buy a house. At least they can fly not buying into your bullshiat "you have to get married, have kids, buy a house you can't afford, and try your best every day to not eat a bullet because you're so goddamned miserable in order to be a real grown-up!" American Dream, and it really pisses you off.

FTFY, Subby.


Yep. My brother is the happiest person I know, and he's the poster child for this. Has a degree and a mountain of debt, but works for a landscaping company in rural Illinois, making just enough to pay the bills and make his payments. He could take on more hours, or get a side gig for the weeks when he only logs 20 hours a week, but he'd rather play in his bands, go fishing, and watch the sunrise from the roof of his place with his girlfriend.

Sometimes he worries about money, but sometimes I consider joining him.
 
2012-06-27 01:24:38 PM

James!: The My Little Pony Killer: James!: Also, kids, if you think buying a house and dropping a litter of kids is going to automatically make you a grown-up you are in for a world of hurt. You're still going to be the same irresponsible fark-up you're always been but now you'll have a kid and a mortgage.

Become an adult and THEN get the house and the kids if you want them.

This. I know people whose children are going on ten years old, and the "parents" still act like teenagers themselves.

shiat, my mother tried to grow pot in a hanging plant in front of a window. That woman should not have been responsible for children.


Oh wow. The person I'm thinking of has a bookshelf full of paraphernalia, but I think your mom wins this battle.
 
2012-06-27 01:32:21 PM
Hey, single Peter Pan generation Fark ladies. Who wants to procreate with me? I'm employed, well educated and reasonably presentable in dim lighting. I have prophesized my demise and I must procreate for I require a vessel of my own issue as the instrument of my resurrection.
 
2012-06-27 01:33:40 PM
Wait, TFA is about the British.
 
2012-06-27 01:40:11 PM

James!: It's kind of immature to assume that meeting some kind of external criteria is going automatically turn you into an adult.


The kid, house, etc., are not just checkboxes on a list. Obtaining them carries obligations and responsibilities which concentrate attention on certain social and economic issues -- issues which don't exist, or are less urgent, without them. And solving those issues successfully requires self-education, dedication, and work -- three hallmarks of becoming a fully self-actualized human, or "adult".

There's nothing automatic about that. Viewing it as something that can be is, well, juvenile.

/Not to mention ignorant.
 
2012-06-27 01:43:13 PM

gerrymander: James!: It's kind of immature to assume that meeting some kind of external criteria is going automatically turn you into an adult.

The kid, house, etc., are not just checkboxes on a list. Obtaining them carries obligations and responsibilities which concentrate attention on certain social and economic issues -- issues which don't exist, or are less urgent, without them. And solving those issues successfully requires self-education, dedication, and work -- three hallmarks of becoming a fully self-actualized human, or "adult".

There's nothing automatic about that. Viewing it as something that can be is, well, juvenile.

/Not to mention ignorant.


UR moms ignorant.
 
2012-06-27 01:50:02 PM
You know, I was watching Newsroom last night - by the way, awesome, no wonder the media hated it - and that was the one part where he lost me in his rant, angry at my generation. And you know what? If you don't like the younger generation, look in the mirror. People don't make and define themselves. We are defined first and above all by our parents, though for some people its by being as unlike them as possible. But at the core, a generation is a reflection on how they were raised. So what you're saying is you hate yourself, or you hate your kids. That's who made my generation who we are. So shut the fark up about how my generation is and ask, why are we the way we are? And when you talk finance, it's because you don't give us the chance to get ourselves ahead, but you never even considered why that is. You and your parents blew everything up. Blaming us for the world we were given is idiotic and completely as self serving as I already know you are.

Blame the right people for a change.
 
2012-06-27 01:53:01 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Getting married or having children != automatic ticket to adulthood.

Same thing with buying a house. And finances. Jesus.


Especially Jesus:

i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-06-27 01:54:04 PM
Some people think that the generation(s) that came after theirs are annoying, lazy, and aren't acting like grownups? This is a shock to me. I never thought I'd see the day.
 
2012-06-27 01:57:32 PM
40 here; wife and 2 kids, house, not broke by any means. But there are many times that I still don't feel grown up.

And I hope I never get to the point where I feel grown up all the time. If you can't be a kid from time to time, then you just ought to give up on living.
 
2012-06-27 02:06:30 PM

Elzar: The My Little Pony Killer: Getting married or having children != automatic ticket to adulthood.

Same thing with buying a house. And finances. Jesus.

Especially Jesus:

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Taken in Atlantic City. That "Jesus Died for Our Sins" sign is still there, as is the Dunkin Donuts (although, I think the sign is different now).
 
2012-06-27 02:10:45 PM

sweetmelissa31: I mean seriously my cat has a shoulder. Why would I even consider having a human baby?

[i194.photobucket.com image 450x799]


that picture kind of freaks me out.
 
2012-06-27 02:25:25 PM
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2012-06-27 02:27:19 PM
I'm two and a half of those things, and quite happy with my life.
 
2012-06-27 02:30:44 PM

SlothB77: sweetmelissa31: I mean seriously my cat has a shoulder. Why would I even consider having a human baby?

[i194.photobucket.com image 450x799]

that picture kind of freaks me out.


"kind of"? I'm so freaked I don't even know what's real anymore.
 
2012-06-27 02:37:07 PM
My dream is to be single, childless, own my own home, and my two vehicles, continue to have disposable income, and an endless string of short-term, unfulfilling sexual relationships with women that last no more than 2 to 3 months.

Until I die promptly at 65.
 
2012-06-27 02:38:13 PM
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2012-06-27 02:38:18 PM
I can't remember where I heard or read this but you don't just become an adult after meeting certain criteria.

One day you'll find that you no longer rely on others, and others may rely on you. When you realize that, you just might be an adult.
 
2012-06-27 02:38:56 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Peter Pan generation is single, baby-free, broke and can't buy a house. At least they can fly not buying into your bullshiat "you have to get married, have kids, buy a house you can't afford, and try your best every day to not eat a bullet because you're so goddamned miserable in order to be a real grown-up!" American Dream, and it really pisses you off.

FTFY, Subby.


This is about londoners.
 
2012-06-27 02:39:19 PM

what_now: I'm two and a half of those things, and quite happy with my life.


Half-broke, half-single or able to half-fly? This is important because if you can half fly we need to meet.
 
2012-06-27 02:39:29 PM

John Napkintosh: My dream is to be single, childless, own my own home, and my two vehicles, continue to have disposable income, and an endless string of short-term, unfulfilling sexual relationships with women that last no more than 2 to 3 months.

Until I die promptly at 65.


Sixty-five? Hell, I'm keen on taking a walk in the woods when I hit fifty.
 
2012-06-27 02:40:42 PM

James!:
shiat, my mother tried to grow pot in a hanging plant in front of a window. That woman should not have been responsible for children.


Did it grow, thats the question.
 
2012-06-27 02:40:48 PM

James!: It's kind of immature to assume that meeting some kind of external criteria is going automatically turn you into an adult.


That's so meta.
 
2012-06-27 02:41:31 PM
Is LCD making a come-back over there?
 
2012-06-27 02:41:45 PM

GAT_00: what_now: I'm two and a half of those things, and quite happy with my life.

Half-broke, half-single or able to half-fly? This is important because if you can half fly we need to meet.


I'm single, and childless. I'm not broke, and while I don't own a home, I've been seriously considering it in the next 12 months.

I can only fly when LSD is involved.
 
2012-06-27 02:42:03 PM

derpdeederp: James!:
shiat, my mother tried to grow pot in a hanging plant in front of a window. That woman should not have been responsible for children.

Did it grow, thats the question.


It did not.
 
2012-06-27 02:42:05 PM

ArtosRC: Sixty-five? Hell, I'm keen on taking a walk in the woods when I hit fifty.


Yeah, well, I got a late start and turned 32 this year. I think a hair over 30 years to enjoy it should be enough. There's a lot I still want to learn and do with that learnin'.
 
2012-06-27 02:44:14 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Peter Pan generation is not buying into your bullshiat "you have to get married, have kids, buy a house you can't afford, and try your best every day to not eat a bullet because you're so goddamned miserable in order to be a real grown-up!" American Dream, and it really pisses you off.

FTFY, Subby.


A big farking THIS
 
2012-06-27 02:44:59 PM
Look at me! I'm Peter Pantsless!
 
2012-06-27 02:45:34 PM

John Napkintosh: ArtosRC: Sixty-five? Hell, I'm keen on taking a walk in the woods when I hit fifty.

Yeah, well, I got a late start and turned 32 this year. I think a hair over 30 years to enjoy it should be enough. There's a lot I still want to learn and do with that learnin'.


I like the way you think.
 
2012-06-27 02:45:44 PM

LeroyBourne: Is LCD making a come-back over there?


No, LED and plasma are dominating the market.
 
2012-06-27 02:46:30 PM

miss diminutive: "kind of"? I'm so freaked I don't even know what's real anymore.


Perhaps this will explain it:

i194.photobucket.com
 
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