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True... a girl I used to date in Detroit had a crappy little car that she had to give up because she couldn't afford the insurance payments. Her parents made sure she was anything but spoiled. She's grown up to be one of the most accepting, empathetic people you could ever meet. You'd have no idea that her father is one of the top execs at Chrysler.

(And yes, he could actually carry a lot of the blame for the merger. He was one of the key players in that deal).
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Well I guess it's the old thing "Under my roof under my rules" Kinda dumb but you know thats what parents are like, their logic works in ways we will never understand.
yea... my parent's won't actually let me get another car...

(i don't treat the benz well enough to keep 'er )

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Well I guess it's the old thing "Under my roof under my rules" Kinda dumb but you know thats what parents are like, their logic works in ways we will never understand.
You may understand it better when you have kids of your own. I gained a lot more respect for my parents when I had kids.
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You may understand it better when you have kids of your own. I gained a lot more respect for my parents when I had kids.
I guess your right but untill then...."I am what I am"
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why is it the wrong message? you talk as if only old people can have luxury or expensive cars...and i still dont know what in my post bothered you.
What bothers me is that you're on your third luxury car in as many years, yet can't put a sentence together.

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Well I guess it's the old thing "Under my roof under my rules" Kinda dumb but you know thats what parents are like, their logic works in ways we will never understand.
Cognitive maturation does not take place until the mid to late 20's. Of course, it can vary greatly from person to person. It's been noted that those who have grown up in an overly privileged environment, tend to develop complete cognitive skills later than those who have grown up in an environment that requires more independent development and occasional disappointment. It's the simple act of "live and learn".

Now, I'm not implying that the parents are infallible. They may have a problem based solely on their potentially bruised ego. However, any parent that truely cares for their child’s ability to grow as a person and deal with this world we live in, is going to set boundaries to ensure their child never fly so high that they burn themselves by the sun.... (remember Icarus?)

I'm occasionally approached by my niece with questions. We communicate openly about many issues that she deals with in her personal life. A couple of times, she's actually asked advice and said "I don't think I'm mature enough to make a mature decision". ..........she's 13 years old and already "gets it". Maybe the issue is that your parents are not willing to take the time to help you understand where they're coming from. I have no idea.

This isn't intended to insult you in any way. Just think about it. If you get pissed off, you should have enough common sense to take pause and say "Ah, my underdeveloped ability to understand is exactly what he was explaining".

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Cognitive maturation does not take place until the mid to late 20's. Of course, it can vary greatly from person to person. It's been noted that those who have grown up in an overly privileged environment, tend to develop complete cognitive skills later than those who have grown up in an environment that requires more independent development and occasional disappointment. It's the simple act of "live and learn".

Now, I'm not implying that the parents are infallible. They may have a problem based solely on their potentially bruised ego. However, any parent that truely cares for their child’s ability to grow as a person and deal with this world we live in, is going to set boundaries to ensure their child never fly so high that they burn themselves by the sun.... (remember Icaurs?)

I'm occasionally approached by my niece with questions. We communicate openly about many issues that she deals with in her personal life. A couple of times, she's actually asked advice and said "I don't think I'm mature enough to make a mature decision". ..........she's 13 years old and already "gets it". Maybe the issue is that your parents are not willing to take the time to help you understand where they're coming from. I have no idea.

This isn't intended to insult you in any way. Just think about it. If you get pissed off, you should have enough common sense to take pause and say "Ah, my underdeveloped ability to understand is exactly what he was explaining".
It's a shame that with text you have no verbal tone, I was playing at sarcasm in my origional post...oh well.
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sorry Prana25, but i read the first two words and the word"prick" popped into my mind.

most 17-19 year olds are in the senior year of high school/freshman year of college... i doubt we know what "cognitive maturation" means, word for word. (yea, i/we get the basic idea though.)

so please, don't make us get out the dictionaries.


nz, when you roll over the smilie, it says "Sarcastic" ^_^

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It's a shame that with text you have no verbal tone, I was playing at sarcasm in my origional post...oh well.
True... sarcasm's always hard in text form
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sorry Prana25, but i read the first two words and the word"prick" popped into my mind.

most 17-19 year olds are in the senior year of high school/freshman year of college... i doubt we know what "cognitive maturation" means, word for word. (yea, i/we get the basic idea though.)

so please, don't make us get out the dictionaries.
Oh... sorry to assume that a couple of guys who insist that they're mature and developed might actually take a moment to learn when someone wants to give a poignant response.

Thanks for proving my point.

BTW: Poignant - designed to make an impression

See NZ Benz, sarcasm can be achieved in text form
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