You do things you’d really rather not do because you know on some level it’s expected of you.
Yep. It’s that whole doggone Responsibility thing, which actual grownups understand, and children who may be older than I am, actually simply cannot, or will not, comprehend.
Not that it’s all that wonderful, I suppose:
(Note: This is the 1988 remake, from the Love Junk album, produced by Todd Rundgren. The 1986 original looked like this. I mention this because I have Canadian readers who can call me out on it.)
And there’s this:
Now that I think of it I often complain that when I was a kid, I expected there’d be some kind of Manual of Adulthood I’d be issued on my 18th birthday or so to help me figure it out. Now, I think if such a manual existed? Eighteen-year-olds all over the world would be running screaming from adulthood.
Rather a lot of them are doing that now.