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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    I personally wouldn't want my 16 year old son or daughter on this forum.
    Oh, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    I personally wouldn't want my 16 year old son or daughter on this forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ptah View Post
    Oh, why?
    Yes, why? Wasn't @ferrus like 16 or so when he started on the forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptah View Post
    Oh, why?
    Quote Originally Posted by kitsune View Post
    Yes, why? Wasn't @ferrus like 16 or so when he started on the forum?
    It's the frequency of certain words, hate speech, drug use, seeing their father talk about dense breasted women being good, etc. We're mostly adults and when I think about adults I was exposed to at 16, like the relatives, neighbors, teachers, and people on TV, and what they said and wrote, we're all disgusting in comparison.

    And my very own friend is the most evil member for god's sake.
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    Conspicuous absence of "and look how he turned out."
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    Conspicuous absence of "and look how he turned out."
    The experiment is ongoing. So far, so good.
    --Mention of these things is so taboo, they aren't even allowed a name for the prohibition. It is just not done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    It's the frequency of certain words, hate speech, drug use, seeing their father talk about dense breasted women being good, etc. We're mostly adults and when I think about adults I was exposed to at 16, like the relatives, neighbors, teachers, and people on TV, and what they said and wrote, we're all disgusting in comparison.
    I don't know. How long do you want your kids to believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny? 16 isn't all that young, in my opinion: It's right there on the cusp of leaving childhood, where you begin to realize you've lead followed a life sheltered by parents, teachers, priests, etc. You grasp there's something else out there, but these adults in your life prevent you from seeing it (and they don't really explain why explicitly except to say the world is evil, whatever that means.) At 16, you're thirsting for autonomy and adventure. But I also realize at 16, you're quite innocent in your lack of life experience and this makes you vulnerable to the wolves you might encounter because you haven't learned their playbook yet.

    But aren't INTPs a weird group? I'm INTP-like and I consider myself an oddball, for sure. I felt I didn't fit in for most of my high-school and college days, when my goal was to figure out how to fit in. It might have been nice to know I wasn't the only weirdo in the world, which is something this forum would have been able to provide me had it existed at the time. I still don't fit in with the majority of the population, but it's something I'm very proud of now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarIII View Post
    .....We're mostly adults and when I think about adults I was exposed to at 16, like the relatives, neighbors, teachers, and people on TV, and what they said and wrote, we're all disgusting in comparison...
    Like me perhaps you had a very sheltered childhood. On the other hand I remember kids talking about the Porky's movies when they were like 10 or less. Also:
    http://resources.uknowkids.com/blog/...ography-online
    "....Today, it's reported that at least 90 percent of kids between the ages of 8 and 16 have watched pornography online at least once..."
    Also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_P...e_of_Childhood
    "...The word "child" originally meant "son or daughter"; only in modern times did it gain its second meaning of "a person between birth and full growth". Prior to modern times, children were considered "little" adults, rather than today's conception of them as "unformed" adults..."
    "....In medieval times, children and adults "lived in the same social and intellectual world" (p. 36). Children dressed the same as adults, shared the same labor and pastimes (gambling was considered a normal childhood pursuit), and with literacy confined to special classes (the monks, for example) had similar intellectual levels..."
    "...In 1950 came television and the disappearance of the child. Television is an egalitarian dispenser of information. No longer were there adult realities and secrets.."

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    I don't even want adults to be exposed to some of this stuff. I had a friend who told me she curses around her young son all the time because, something like "everyone curses." Everyone doesn't curse around kids and her kids would have turned out cursing at the wrong time, offending people, and influencing other kids to do the same. I'd heard the theory that she gave me and it came from adults. I think she was badly influenced by other adults rather than figuring it out from her own experience. I'm not exposed to much cursing, hate speech, etc. even as an adult. There's always some cursing in movies but it's not because they're realistic. It's because of the stigma of the G rating. I don't watch movies these days but I remember noticing the unusual amount of bad words in so many movies, probably when I first got cable TV, and it seemed...unusual. I didn't miss anything by growing up the way I did.
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