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Shilo Wallace ([personal profile] shilowallace) wrote2012-02-13 02:37 pm
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[archive] LJ Writer's Block: Love is timeless - 08.31.10

from the diary of Shilo Wallace
So STOP READING NOW...that means you, DAD. It's not like I can't tell when the LOCK has been broken!!!

What is your opinion of relationships where there is a significant age difference between partners?

Sometimes, um. Sometimes certain people aren't raised very well to be normal human beings so they can't relate to anyone their own age. Sometimes it's easier to talk to a grownup, not someone as old as you are and sometimes someone who's older than you - maybe in a significant way - is probably the person you want to spend all of your time with because they know everything and you don't really know anything and they want to teach you about everything, when your parents - or, you know, whoever it is that you were stuck being raised by - wouldn't.

Sometimes when a person is ten years older than you are, they know all the things you need and how to get them for you, even when they say things like, "Kid, I'm no good for you. I can't give you what you want." Usually you know they're just saying that because they get scared or something, probably, because you know they can give you exactly what you want, so there's not really any reason to say things like that unless they're scared. Or, maybe, unless they just don't want to be around you and don't know how else to tell you. But I'm pretty sure the first thing is what the case always turns out to be.

Sometimes it's just smarter for someone who's never experienced anything in their whole stupid life to hang around someone who's experienced just about everything. And it's not just the ten and a half years that make the difference, either. Even if the someone who's experienced everything was seventeen, too, they still probably would know a lot more than the other person. But, either way. The extra years of experience help. For both of them.


So, what I mean to say is that there's nothing wrong with age differences. No matter how many times a person goes, "Kid, I'm too old for you," it doesn't actually matter. Because they aren't.

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