Just Curious
Just Curious
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~ just-curious ~8 months ago
Were you an "adult's child" and how did it shape you?

I'm just making that term up, but here's how I'd define it...

A kid that does a good job (and perhaps prefers) the company of adults. For ex. your parents have a BBQ and you don't get sent to a friend's house, instead, you mingle and talk about your life with adults who — in hindsight — didn't really care about your dance recital, but were so impressed by how well you were able to communicate with people older than you.

I definitely was — I think it was a big part of being an only child (and being the youngest in my entire extended family). I was pretty used to keeping up with the adults in the room and my parents always treated me like a peer. I had friends my own age, of course, and would spend time with them a lot doing normal kid things, but I wasn't afraid of being the first one up at a sleepover, hanging out with my best friend's mom in the kitchen for hours over chocolate iced donuts.

I was reading an interview with Jaden Smith (lol) who says growing up as Will and Jada's kid, he was an adult's child. He said, "I am very happy that I spent my childhood with more adults than I did with kids my own age, because I was picking up more things from adults than I was from kids my own age." He also said he'd respond to his peers w/ things like, "Dude, like, oh my God. Can we talk about the political and economic state of the world, right now ... Can we talk about what’s going on in the environment? Can we talk about other things?”

I would like to say, this is an insufferable Adult's Child. I do not claim him in the club of an Adult's Child.

To get to my real question... if you WERE an AC, how did it shape you? Putting my thoughts about how it shaped me in response! :)

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~ just-curious ~8 months ago
Do you have quiet brain?

This post inspired by this tweet:

“I saw a tiktok that said some people DON'T have constant, nonstop inner dialogues, like, sometimes they just have quiet brains and no thoughts, and I.......can't tell if that's something that's fake. Like a thing they made up for the internet.”

https://twitter.com/sarahhollowell/status/1514729421042855943?s=21&t=fXLJ648SrF8bU7eK8jxBkA

So, do you have quiet brain, or a constant swirl? I cannot imagine having the former — admittedly, I can be a terrible listener because I literally can’t take in any new thoughts. I’ve simply packed too much in that’s already dancing around my brain.

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~ just-curious ~8 months ago
WWYD in this situation?

Crazy thing happened today... While waiting for the subway, a man fell on the tracks just before the train was coming through the station. I had been in my own world when it happened (listening to music), so I didn't notice. The hubbub after alerted me.

Looking around, people were watching as this man lay on the tracks. The train had fortunately stopped in plenty of time, but everyone stood stunned. I ran over and immediately went to jump down on the tracks, and then the man tried to stand and stumbled. This happened a few times until he fell backwards on the ground near the platform. Another woman and I were about to jump down, when she caught his arm and was able to help him stand - though not steadily. Then the man started swinging his other arm around to give me a chance to catch it. When I did, the other woman and I were able to pull him up onto the platform.

There were probably 20 people on the platform. We were the only two who jumped in to attempt a "rescue."

I want to know: what would you do in this situation?

The other folks waiting seem much saner, as anything could've happened with the man. No doubt, any first responder would say that it's best to wait for the professionals... But honestly, my body just responded in the way it responded. If the guy had stayed on the tracks, just laying, my hypothesis is that I would've jumped down to check his pulse and make sure he was okay until the paramedics arrived. Who's to say though.

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