I need to engage in a little talk therapy to help with my depression. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this. My title needs some qualification, by adults I am referring only to ordinary law -abiding citizens and beyond compulsory school attendance age. By change I mean in their attitudes, prejudices (we all have them), opinions and behavior. My father said that he would look after me until I left school, age 15 in those days, but then it went up to 16 and he said d***, I will have to look after you for another year. After that, he said, you get out and work, if you continue to live at home you pay for your keep, and whatever you do you make your bed and you lie in it. If you break the law you can expect to be punished if caught. I have never been into punishment, my attitude has always been with adults that if they say or do something with which I disagree, I say good luck to you, you must learn to live with the consequences. During my teaching career, I did what I could with school-aged children, but totally refused to guide them after they became 16. In fact, in my teaching this attitude crept into what I did in my classroom down to infant levels, putting the responsibility of their learning solely onto their shoulders. I am laughing now at the state the world is in, as a result of giving adults the responsibility for their own development, which obviously they cannot handle, just as I laughed at older teenagers when I was a youth club leader as they vandalized their club and then sat in the middle of the debris wishing they hadn't.