View Full Version : POLL: Which is a greater evil to children?
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 2:38pm
Suddenly i thought of the good times i had during childhood. We play with industrial waste (buring plastic bags and see the dripping flames, wielding light tubes as light sabres and such). We don't need fancy toys to have lots of fun. It was in that time that friends are truely friends. If i lost a game or something, i would go home plotting my revenge for the next day. But everything was forgotten the next time we met. We started afresh and everyone is happy again. Then it came to me, which of the following is a greater evil to children?
-- my 700th post
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Poll Results: Which is a greater evil to children (74 votes.)
Which is a greater evil to children (Choose 1)
* growing up - 39% (29)
* micheal jackson - 61% (45)
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 2:47pm
Silly poll, but the question is very true...
I've voted Jackson but now I come to think of it... Yeah, growing up is a shame..
Not to say I'm a crumbling old relic but sometimes, I really, really wish we all could go back... sniff :(
/end of melancholy mood/
--congrats on your 700 posts, I hope I'll join you soon (yay: 101st!) ;)
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 2:55pm
micheal jackson is EVIL
I hope that someday, I'll grow up :D
The Great Snook
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 3:50pm
I had to vote for growing up. This morning Mrs. Snook finally told little snook (8 years old) that he is getting to big to stand on her legs and bounce. It took a good half hour for them to both stop crying.
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 4:12pm
Growing up itself isn't so bad. It's the things other people expect from you once you're an adult that suck. Or better... the things they don't expect you to do. :D
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 6:41pm
Michael Jackson is an evil perv :mad:
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 7:10pm
I feel so old now. Well, at least I know that Splunge will always be older. ;) :p
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 8:03pm
who are in the 10% that said growing up. give me their addresses, i'll kill them
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 8:53pm
Growing up itself isn't so bad. It's the things other people expect from you once you're an adult that suck. Or better... the things they don't expect you to do. ...like playing video games? :D
@ Jaguar - damn straight! :p :D
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 9:15pm
Who ever said that you had to grow up?
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 9:48pm
Your body grows whether you want to or not, your mind doesn't.
Whenever in doubt, I just listen to my friends and myself speaking staggering amounts of childish BS all day long. :D Hard to imagine we're all over 20. :p
*heroically resists the urge of posting offensive MJ jokes*
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 9:54pm
Growing up is the worst evil to children in general, as it robs them of their very essence. Childhood. Goodbye innocence.
In this instance, Wackojacko is the lesser of both evils.
Ah to be young and naive again. No worries on your mind. No grasp of how this world is rotten to the very core.
The 'good' guy
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 10:41pm
I rather grow up, then be taken by Michael Jackson :holy:
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 10:45pm
Growing up is the worst evil to children in general, as it robs them of their very essence. Childhood. Goodbye innocence. Goodbye innocence by growing up? How much innocence do you think a kid would lose by spending time in Neverland? :aaa:
Thu, 8th Apr '04, 11:08pm
Growing up claims more innocence that Michael Jackson does. He's one man(?), but almost everyone has to grow up.
Fri, 9th Apr '04, 4:42pm
Definitely growing up.
Jacko is as said before, just one man and do you really think he's physicaly capable of... that?
His nose freakin fell off! Dont you think he has something that he values more than his nose? thus giving it even more plastic surgeries.
Fri, 9th Apr '04, 8:39pm
Who ever said that you had to grow up? A very good point, I totally agree!
Fri, 9th Apr '04, 10:41pm
I won't grow up.. It sucks! I stay ME! :) I hope...
Sat, 10th Apr '04, 2:21am
And who said you can choose to grow up or not?
No matter how hard to tried to remain young forver, your daily experiences, your socialization with the outside world, your interactions, every little bits of them accumulated. Like it or not, you are being shaped throught these little bits and, ultimately, you lost the innocence.
Sometime ago, there was a post about how a child sees differently than adults. Something like, when an adult sees a drunkard smiling, the adults thinks of a homeless asking for money, but a child would smile back becasue someone smiled at the child. When an adult sees mud, the adult thinks it is dirty, but a child sees material to build castle. (My 16mb memeory tells me that was post by that Chicago father who sometime ago posted another one about SUV choices for his wife)
But anyway, no, there is no choice, you will lost them. Every event is a socialization, your accumulated experiences shape you, you have little choice over who you want to be.
Fri, 16th Apr '04, 6:42am
Definitely growing up does more to 'harm' children than Michael. As said a few posts ago, Michael is only one person and can only rob a few children of their innocence at any given time while growing up happens to everyone. As Michael Wincott said in "The Crow" - 'your childhood's over the minute you know you're going to die.'
There's actually not much I can add that hasn't already been said previously but growing and interacting with the world will surely rob every single child of their innocence at some point in their lives. Anyway, brain freeze is preventing me from articulating my thoughts on this adequately so I'll end with this - give me Never Never Land over Neverland any day.
Fri, 16th Apr '04, 4:12pm
For those who voted "growing up":
What part of the normal process of growing up would you consider evil? The poll was not about which affects the most people or which you'd rather have to live through, but which is more evil. I cn't think of a single thing about growing up that is evil. It's a normal progression through life that affects just about every living thing more complex than an amoeba in one way or another.
I don't get it... :confused:
Fri, 16th Apr '04, 5:07pm
I decided before reading the question that I wasn't going to vote unless I could vote for Extremist.
I was true to my word.
The 'good' guy
Sat, 17th Apr '04, 8:17am
When you want to make it really bad, you must grow up by Micheal Jackson.
Then you grow up, and you're near Micheal.
It can't get any worse, can it? :confused:
Sat, 17th Apr '04, 4:26pm
I voted for growing up. I wish I was still a kid so I could take pleasure from all those cheap, sh*tty action figures somewhere in my house. These days I have to save up 50 bucks so I can buy games like Hitman 3, which might even suck.
Thu, 6th May '04, 6:47pm
My sentiments Michael Jackson has absolutely nothing to do with children abuse. He's just being friendly, but it goes far deeper than that. I don't like his music, but I back him up with that. He's very dependant of children, that's true.
Anywayzz, like previous poster thinks, growing up is a far greater evil than MJ.
Thu, 6th May '04, 9:31pm
I think growing up is the greatest evil to children because once you grow up, you're no longer a child!
But I do think that Michael Jackson is one sick f---.