"When I was your age, I was an adult."
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"It's too hot to strive for autonomy."
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"Young man, go to your room and stay there until your cerebral cortex matures."
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"When I was a child, I drank like a child, but when I became a man I put away childish drinks."
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"They grow up so slow."
"I don't wet the bed anymore. We pay someone to come in and wet it for me."
"It's a coming of old age story."
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"Son, it's time we talked about online privacy."
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Pinocchio's Second Realization
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"I feel like I need you less and less, Mom, now that I can make myself feel guilty all on my own."
Me at 15/Me at 29
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OCD over the years.
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"Today I found out the Easter Bunny is fake news."
"Remember when we were kids and thought adults knew everything?"
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"Can you help me? I want to be a normal persona again."
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