Another thread just reminded me about this very often and widely used/accepted statement, which I often find ironic because I've seen so many instances of adults acting like spoil/ignorant children. I've seen and heard children be witty and intelligent/insightful...and I've seen more than plenty of adults act like ignorant fools and have spoiled hissy fits in public (for christ sake look at reality tv on E! or Bravo). But then kids that actually showing intellect get "aw, lol, you're just are so cute" and their words get lost...where as adults get a fair conversation because they are "grown up and mature." Is that fair or even smart? I don't think so. Personally I feel everyone should be treated with a certain level of respect to intellect and maturity regardless of age...I don't feel the expectation of adulthood bringing instant maturity, civility, and intellect is logical, really...so I don't think "act like an adult" should be used to try to get people to shape up. It should really be "get educated!" Also, is acting like a child/kid always a bad thing? What do you think?