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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."

Dustin Henderson: Is Mike home?
Ted Wheeler: No.
Dustin: No? Well where the hell is he?
Ted: Karen, where's our son?
Karen Wheeler: Will's!
Ted: Will's.
Dustin: No one's picking up there. Nancy? What about Nancy?
Ted: Karen, where's Nancy?
Karen: (annoyed grunt) Ally's!
Ted: Ally's. Our children don't live here anymore, you didn't know that?
Dustin: Seriously?
Ted: Am I done here?
Dustin: Son of a bitch. You know, you're really no help at all, you know that? (leaves)
Ted: Hey, language!
Stranger Things, "Dig Dug"

"Our son with a girl? *Ha* I mean, believe me, if he had a girl sleeping in this house we'd know about it. Wouldn't we?"
Ted Wheeler, Stranger Things

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

"What is wrong with the adults in my life? I might as well go steal a motorcycle."
Nagasumi Michishio, My Bride is a Mermaid

Mitsuru: By the way, Mr. Ekoda... All this time, you've attributed Yamagishi's absences to "illness." But in reality, she was missing. You must have been aware of that... What was your intention?
Mr. Ekoda: I was thinking of the students, of course. You children may not understand, but we have to consider the future of everyone affected.
Mitsuru: You mean, you chose not to report this to the police for the "good of the class."
Mr. Ekoda: It, it was in her best interest. I wouldn't want her records to be stained by something like this. Her parents agree!
Mitsuru: So to protect your career, you ignored your responsibility as a teacher... How despicable...!
Mr. Ekoda: *gasp* I-I didn't... I was just...

[Laughing at an office full of amazingly inept employees]
Gumball: You know what's really funny about this?
Darwin: These guys are fully-grown adults!
Gumball: They're in charge! Of, like, everything! They drive cars!
Darwin: They vote!
Gumball: They're responsible for the planet!
[Their jaws drop and they stare at each other in horror]


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