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  • no i forgave them and figured it out at pretty much the same time and it was way before i was an adult mentally or agewise
  • I agree. I'm 19 and I don't think that I have fully accepted adults (especially my parents) who I believe think irrationally and expect me to accept it. I don't know if I really consider myself an adult yet because of that -- acceptance and tolerance is an important thing to learn in order to be ready for the real world.
  • Well, by that logic I seem to have reached "Adulthood" at age 10. So I'm going to have to disagree with you there. There are a lot of other factors to "Adulthood". Some major ones being: -The person realising that they themselves are not perfect, and forgiving themself for it. -Realising that "Perfection" is non-existant.
  • I don't agree. There are many adults out there who haven't forgiven their parents. Or themselves........
  • I would say it's false. Because its possible that a teenager forgives an adult for their mistakes, way before he even understand the true meaning of them.. (talking about major mistakes, the kind of mistakes that can change someone's life) childs or teenagers may recognize a mistake, and forgive it, but can't see how this will affect him in long term.. they pretty much live one day at the time.. they only grow up, when they need to make a decision that may change their or someone else's life.. So i guess i'm still a teenager.. and i'm thankfull for that
  • I'd like to give you many more than just +5 for this question. I would say yes, that is true.
  • Ohhh. Interesting question... I think I agree with you. I remember the day I discovered my dad wasn't perfect. And I'm not sure I fully accept that, yet.
  • False. IMO younger children are far more forgiving than at possibly any other time in their life and adolescents possibly less forgiving than at other stages. I thought the definition of becoming an adult meant becoming financially self responsible. I know many bitter and unforgiving adults.
  • I have to answer, FALSE. I learned at a very early age, four, that my parents were far from perfect. I was an adult, a long time before I forgave them. I forgave them for myself, not for them.
  • False. Realizing one premise doesn't an adolescent make nor an adult. And learning to truly forgive doesn't make one an adult. Many adult never learn this and I would say they were still adult.
  • I believe that the full quote is: 'The day the child realizes all adults are imperfect, they become an adolescent; the day they forgive them, they become an adult. The day they forgive themselves, they become wise.' And yes, I concur with this statement. When a child realizes that nothing (in this case, adults) is perfect and nothing lasts forever &etc. then they are starting to grow up. For the second part of the statement, however, he (Aldan Nowlan) talks about forgiveness of others. I believe that he means forgive your friends/relatives (that you would consider as adults) for anything they may have done, and being imperfect in that they did this or that (or in some cases didn't do this or that.) And I also concur here - if you are ignorant of forgiveness of others then you are still a child. And the third part of the statement I think is meant more literally - the day they forgive themselves for all their errors and flaws in themselves, they learn from them, they become wise from them. So, yes, I believe this statement is most true. It's an axiom I would measure myself by. Code2004 (Connor) - P.S. T-Dax, the whole statement revolves around 'the two major points' - sorry to be cocky, but it's true.
  • I want to disagree, i learnt that adults wernt perfect at a very early age. Age three to be precise, my parents split up, violently, in full veiw of the children. I suppose I did grow up that day though, throughout my childhood, adults always told me how serious and mature and grown up i was. I didnt 'play' with the other children, i sneered at their pretend games and read books instead. I despised them pretending to be 'mummies and daddies'. I have forgiven the adults now, does that make me adult at 16? I don't know. I thought i had the answer, but this question really makes me think. I do agree with that that statement now.

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