Why Some Adults Can’t… “Act Their Age”

In contact with given challenges, we leave behind our adult faculties and slip very quickly into a child-like spectrum marked by panic, rage, despair, terror and appeasement. The specific occasions that shift us from adult to child can serve as an individual guide to our own traumas…
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“Sometimes at moments of particular stress, one adult will turn to another and say: ‘Stop behaving like a child.’ Or even, ‘Act your age.’

This isn’t merely rude – though it might be that too. In contact with given challenges, we revert back to an earlier stage in our development. We leave behind our adult faculties, the ones associated with reason, logic, calm, strength, forbearance and perspective, and slip very quickly into a child-like spectrum marked by panic, rage, despair, terror and appeasement.

The specific occasions that shift us from adult to child are an individual guide to our own traumas…”

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