Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them.
"Care to explain how our security was penetrated by a child?"
— Captain Black, Jackie Chan Adventures
"Mr. Poe meant well. But a jar of mustard could also mean well and would be far better at taking care of the Baudelaires than him."
"I know our parents have done some stupid crap before, but Jesus Christ."
Society, parents and schools do not teach children the skills of physical, psychological, emotional and verbal self-defence. This is because most adults don't know how to do this.
"Don't trust anyone over 30."
— Jack Weinberg, 1960s student activist
The adults - DOC, SHRANK, KRUPKE, and GLAD HAND - stand alone, useless.
— Stage directions from West Side Story
"This is their big secret, Veronica. The adults are powerless."
—Heather Chandler, Heathers