I wish that people would act their age. Now this statement pertains to those who are young and old. Those people who shrug their responsibilities, act like hormone driven teenagers, or make questionable decisions what could effect your children forever. Now, I'm not taking about the fact that, if given the opportunity, I would jump on the whirly round at the playground. That's just plain fun.
I'm tired of making excuses for those younger than me when they don't follow through with a task, start rumors and back stab or just cause problems using the excuse of "I didn't know". Guess what, you bought a house, had a couple kids have held a job or two in your short lifetime and you still don't know what's expected of an adult? Honesty & Respect is about all I ever ask of anyone.
Then there are the people who are old enough to know better. They have lived and experienced problems that I hope to never experience. With that I expect that they would be of a maturity level somewhat even above myself. That they would use those experiences to help them make good decisions. This is not always the case. Those I have in mind are divorced and out in the dating scene. I, coming from a loving & secure marriage, can easily say to any single friend, "dump her she's a whack job", because I have nothing to loose. But my goodness, do we have to literally act as though we're in junior high and do the "what did he say about me", 'what did she say about me"..... A little back story before I go further. Friend "A" is a man, and friend "B" is a woman both divorced and now "dating" each other.......Seriously, "A" do you need to stop me in the middle of the parking lot and tell me that "B" "slept" over last night. Woo Hoo, you got laid , big deal. When I really think, 'Wow your kids are gonna be messed up knowing that you have a revolving bedroom door.' GROW UP. Don't bring every guy home.
To make thing more interesting add in friend "C" who is B's ex bed buddy and whose kids are involved in all the same things as A and B and ME. You have yourself a certifiable triangle cause they are all in need of medication! To complicate things further, A ,B & C all agreed to help me run the auxiliary , but that was while with B was doing C ,now B is doing A and they all don't want to be in the same room together. AAH I can't take it . . They all made the commitment to me and should stick by it no matter how uncomfortable it is. Grow up and deal with it.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention A has a boy toy who she just dumped because he was cheating on her and kicked her and threw a chair at her that happens to be 12 years her junior, who comes over and watches her kids while she is with B. Crazy I tell ya! I'll tell you this I'm not sharing a glass with any one of these letters!
Not counting the undiagnosed metal illnesses of all those involved , I've come to the conclusion that it has nothing to do with your age , And everything to do with your character.
Honesty and respect I guess it's just too much to ask for a lot of people.