Someone:Why do you bother watching so many kids shows? Aren't they dumb? Useless?
Me:oh, you mean Steven Universe which teaches you heroes come in all shapes and sizes? Gravity Falls which shows you there is mystery in everything? That trust can mean the difference between the end of family or the end of the world? My Little Pony which teaches you the value of Friendship, and that differences make us who we are? Randy Cunningham 9th grade Ninja which shows responsibilities sometimes must come before fun (also cause I like Julian, that darn cutie), Penn Zero which shows you that a person who is honest, kind hearted, and generous can go a long way, especially with teamwork, Pound Puppies because a good leader is backed by a team that is just as good and reliable as he is, regardless of their strengths, etc. I am not afraid to admit what shows I watch.
Someone:well, your almost an adult now, shouldn't you watch something more... Your age?
Me:depends. What is my age?
Someone:almost an adult, now grow up.
Me:No, you grow up.
Me:Yeah. Just because I don't watch "age appropriate" shows like jersey shore, sixteen and pregnant, naked and afraid, MTV, Kate plus eight, Justin Beiber documentaries, and the local trash talk, doesn't mean I am un cultured and childish. I watch shows like Forever, Castle, NCIS, Impracticle Jokers, How to be a Grown Up, and such. Those are grown up shows. Right? As for the age you speak of, you talk of physical age, yet, you seem to misunderstand that I am not merely a physical being. I have a mind, a soul, and emotional aspect too. I can be almost an adult, while still being the age of 2 at heart. I watch these shows because they mean something to me. They please me. They entertain and inspire me to do great things. These shows taught me what it was to have friends, how mysterious our world could be, and that power comes in different forms. What you seem to have overlooked is the question you should be asking yourself: Why do /you/ watch those shows? Do they inspire you too?
Me:I don't mind it if you like those shows. I am grown up enough to respect your likes and acknowledge that you are different than I. That you may like things that I may not like. Only a child... No... A bully would force someone else their age to conform to something they are not comfortable with.
Someone:... I'm sorry...
me:I forgive you. Forgiving you is the grown up thing to do. Now, what show do you want to watch? (Hands them the remote)
Someone:...(gets up and walks away to think about life)
Me:(to myself) now I can watch that My Little Pony/Steven U/Randy Cunningham/Gravity Falls/Over the Garden Wall/etc. marathon I have been meaning to watch.