Thoughtful Thursdays, emotional and financial self-defense, and Phase II: Adulthood

Adults are expected to be able to take care of themselves, and to accept responsibilities that we associate with adulthood.  One of these responsibilities is voting, which is meant to give each citizen a voice on decision-making for the common good.  Another such responsibility is paying one’s bills, avoiding scams, and honoring contracts, including theContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays, emotional and financial self-defense, and Phase II: Adulthood”

Turkish Tuesdays, biases, and Adulting

When I lived in Istanbul, I was told by many people that I was too “Utopian,” and that my thinking was simply wrong. By the time I’d moved down to Izmir, I was beginning to believe them. I caught myself thinking a thought that I knew I disagreed with on principle, yet had at firstContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays, biases, and Adulting”

French Fridays, et Adulte ?

— English Chers Amis voici une autre idée pour vous : Un nouveau rite de passage . On a besoin d’un nouveau rite de passage dont chaque adolescent doit de son plein gré enseigner quelqu’un, de commencement, une capacité utile et importante . Elle doit être une capacité dont la personne a besoin dans leContinue reading “French Fridays, et Adulte ?”

Thoughtful Thursdays and building an Adult Freedoms movement to stop child abuse (trigger warnings)

A friend told me that each person, especially one who has withstood particularly vicious childhood traumas, should share one’s story. She gave similar reasons to why each person should write a book… –The argument is that one can protect others by telling one’s own Story, thereby breaking the Silence-Shame-Intimidation-Exploitation cycle. How? I suppose that asContinue reading “Thoughtful Thursdays and building an Adult Freedoms movement to stop child abuse (trigger warnings)”

Çok Merci Cumhuriyet -Thank you, Cumhuriyet

Teşşekurler Laicité  ve basın özgürlüğü destek  için. Thank you for supporting the Separation of Church and State, and freedom of the Press. Hepimiz henuz Charlie mi? Demokrasy için çalışmak de “Adulting” değil mi?  (Hem de bana göre Charlie Hebdo çirkin bir gazetidir!) Are we all still Charlie?  Is defending democracy not also part of taking theContinue reading “Çok Merci Cumhuriyet -Thank you, Cumhuriyet”

French Fridays becomes contemplating honor in the modern day as part of Adulthood

I used to say that we ought to bring back dueling, with every single person trained and armed for both foil and sabre. Then I changed my mind. Now, well, let me show you how I came back upon this line of thinking today: — Here is a comment on honor from an earlier lifetime:Continue reading “French Fridays becomes contemplating honor in the modern day as part of Adulthood”

French Fridays and Adulting ed, Part II of The Adulthood Challenge

Part I — So, now for Part II of the Adulthood Challenge, after one has met the six prerequisites: – Dear Friends, here is another idea for your perusal.A New Rite of Passage We need a new rite of passage in which every teenager must voluntarily teach someone, from start to finish, a usable andContinue reading “French Fridays and Adulting ed, Part II of The Adulthood Challenge”

French Fridays becomes Adulting Education (in French!)

I am still (!) calling the need for Pro Bono Legal Aid and general on-going Financial and Legal education at the local level by the name of Adulting Ed. The below is in French, but was posted a few days ago in English… — Est-ce que je suis une adulte ? Partie 1 : LaContinue reading “French Fridays becomes Adulting Education (in French!)”

Wonderful Wednesday Utterances

Or, if not wonderful, at least, hopefully, relevant or interesting? — Here is a response to a request from an old friend of mine, regarding a non-theist version of the 10 Commandments. These ‘Commandments’ are part of how I personally define Adulthood:“My personal 10 Commandments I still prefer this as my own form of theContinue reading “Wonderful Wednesday Utterances”

Turkish Tuesdays becomes Adulting Education, but who’s an adult? The 4 Fredoms Project: Phase II

I am now calling the need for Pro Bono Legal Aid and general on-going Financial and Legal Education at the local level by the name of Adulting Ed. This concept of Adulthood is part of Phase II of the Four Freedom’s Project, currently in Phase I. — How do we define who is recognized asContinue reading “Turkish Tuesdays becomes Adulting Education, but who’s an adult? The 4 Fredoms Project: Phase II”

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