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This is not a game, ... Debt has become a part of who we are. It's become that spoiled child in the grocery store with their lip stuck out 'I want it. I want it. I deserve it because I breathe air.' And, well, that's an uphill climb in our culture right now, to go against that and say, 'Hey, let's be grownups here. Let's be mature, learn to delay pleasure, save up and pay for things.'
We all faced painful ethical challenges before we even knew how to spell our names. There were tough choices. Tradeoffs. Confusing signals regarding how to live one's life. And here we are now, today, still struggling. Still trying to sort things out. Still trying to work our way through life effectively. About the only thing that has changed is the scope of the problem. There's more at stake now. And we're in a position, as grownups, to do a lot moregood or badfor ourselves, our organization, our world. But we still must wrestle with our imperfect ethics.
I feel bad for the kids that are in school right now and the young people all across America who don't realize that the grownups who are supposed to be running this country are the verge of leaving them as the first generation of Americans worse off than the generation before.
Kids have told us this war is very real to them, but when you're a kid, even when you have something important to say, it's not always easy to be heard. We grownups like to think of childhood as a time of total innocence. Kids know better. They aren't able to ignore this war. The noise is too loud. And so they think about it. Now they get a chance to tell the rest of us what they're thinking.
I just took the idea that King Kong was too big for everything and reversed it and put George in a land of giants, which is basically what every kid goes through anyway - that, you know, the world is made for grownups, for tall people, for the giants.
Children are far more interesting to work with than grownups. They're incredibly honest. They'll tell you exactly what they think.
Children want to do what grownups do.
I make movies for grownups. When Hollywood starts making them again, I'll start acting in them again.
But I'm still interested in grownups struggling to make their lives better. I'm certainly not interested in seeing situations that I've already seen on TV shows.
Music. I do songs that have appeared on the pop charts, but they're music for grownups.
Children from the age of five to ten should watch more television. Television depicts adults as rotten SOB's, given to fistfights, gunplay, and other mayhem. Kids who believe this about grownups aren't likely to argue about bedtime.
Dennis to friend No use crying, Joey. There arent any grownups around.
We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups.
Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
I had been playing since I was 2 years old, never remembering a life without music, always playing everything naturally and mostly by ear, and all the grownups wanted were more scales and drudgery out of me.