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Date Posted: Sun February 24, 2008 08:33:38
Author: Mad Bomber
Subject: I think...
In reply to: Comicality 's message, "Dark Question For 2/22" on Fri February 22, 2008 04:06:05

I would say that it's not age that makes a person able to make important decisions, it's maturity. If someone is mature enough and has been through enough in life to be able to make the decision wisely, then there is no point in holding it against them that they made the decision before you.

I'll give a couple examples from a mortal life.

When I was sixteen my boss put me in charge of her business for two weeks while she went away on vacation for the first time in the four years that she had owned the store. I had only started working there when I was fifteen but she felt that I had enough maturity to be in charge of other people twice my age and get things ordered and out on shelves and deposit money in the bank and pay the bills and everything else that goes along with running a small business. I'm not patting myself on the back here, just stating that it's not age, but maturity that allowed this.

Another example would be my time in the army. After about four years and at the age of 22 I had made it to the rank of sergeant and was again in charge of people that were much older than I was. Everything was fine, no one questioned it, until they found out how old I was. Then they would say things that I came to expect like, "You're how old?!!" or, "You're just a baby!" or, "When I was your age..." It was pretty agitating at first, but then I realized that after a couple of days, they would forget again, and nothing was questioned. My age didn't matter when my maturity proved that I could get my job done. And another point is, no one could ever guess how old I was. Everyone would tack on at least five to ten years onto my current age. Obviously my older looks helped (which sucks now that I actually am older) but the way I handled myself and the way I acted helped so much more. And the other point I always liked to make, I might have been younger than them, but I was in the same place, doing the same thing that they were. So don't be pissed just because I made a decision with my life before you did.

Had I been through a lot in life? I went through a couple things at a younger age than most people would, but not nearly as much as some of the characters in this story. I believe that certain things make kids age quicker mentally. And it's our experiences in life that truly define who we are as people, not how long we've been roaming the earth. And I'm not saying that it's always a good thing either. Looking back, I missed out on a lot of the partying and frivolities that go along with being a kid. And that kind of stuff can have an impact on your future too.

Anyway, that came out a lot longer winded than I intended. In the end, I would say yes, halflifes should be allowed to crossover if they are mature enough to make the decision. That should also fall on their sires, as their sires should know what it takes to be able to make that decision wisely. The body may stay the same, but the brain will be ever evolving and after having been in darkness for twenty years as a halflife, what's the difference?

All right, so that's little more than two cents, but I hope I got my point across.

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  • For my personal belief -- Obsidian_eyes, Mon February 25, 2008 20:03:57
  • I think the halflife situation is mostly about knowledge versus experience.... -- Comicality, Tue February 26, 2008 19:10:21

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