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Thanks for this wonderful post. It is important to be reminded about maturity. About 20 years ago, I asked a group of men (all 50-somethings) when it was that they became "men." I asked because I did not know what it meant to be a "man." I still don't know. But your post has in a small and effective way moved me closer to being what I should be.





Good post. If I may be so bold, I'd add one addendum to your first point: being an adult means taking responsibility for things you're not responsible for.

Clarification: this is not encouraging codependence. It is saying that, even though your parents messed you up because of their own pathologies, being adult means taking responsibility for the mess they left you and dealing with it. Not blaming them, not making excuses, but taking the hand that was dealt and making the most of it.

Ted Gossard

Jim, thanks so much.


Jim Martin

Thanks Contratimes, Mike and Ted

Belstaff outlets

It's so nice to have you do all of the research for us. It makes our decision making so much easier!! Thanks.

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