The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59526   Message #949303
Posted By: *daylia*
09-May-03 - 09:49 AM
Thread Name: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
Subject: RE: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
Amos, while I agree with most of what you said, I wonder about this --

" The minimum degree, probably, is not being a liability to the community you participate in."

Are children or disabled-but-fully-grown people really 'liabilities' to the community? That depends on the attitude of the one making the judgement, I suppose.

People who are not physically/financially self-supporting could be seen as liabilities, or as vital living opportunities through which the rest of the community can express and develop such qualities as compassion, love, responsibility, generosity and service. I don't think this is a really a liability, but an asset to any community!