An adult boy decides that quitting his job is an acceptable response to being ordered by the court to pay child support.
So what is an adult boy? A male considered to be an adult in the eyes of society that behaves like a boy instead of a man.
This particular adult boy is 33 years old, unmarried, earns close to $60K/yr, has 3 children with 2 different women.
This text is extremely troubling. It's bad enough that he has to be forced to take care of his own flesh and blood. He throws a temper tantrum and lashes out like a toddler himself. The selfishness is unbelievable. It's all about his personal needs. He even has the nerve to say he can't work for nothing. Is your son nothing? Is your son's wellbeing nothing? Heaven forbid this adult boy cancel cable and miss his beloved ESPN or move into a one bedroom apartment or eat sardines so that his son has a place to live, clothes to wear, and food to eat.
Did society fail this adult boy? Did he raise himself? Did his older sister raise him? Did he get caught up in the system? Did he have a male role model growing up? Was he ever taught responsibility? Is he mentally ill?
If we don't teach our children what really matters, then there may be a generation of adult boys just like this one. Compassion, accountability, honesty, respect, love, generosity, faith, integrity, and trust will create an adult man.