Adolescents rebel against their parents because that’s how they figure out how to become their own people. It’s a good and important process. Children of good parents rebel earlier and more than children of domineering, emotionally abusive parents. Of course, children of neglectful parents also rebel hard to try to get the parents to pay attention, so the rebellion itself is not a sign of good parenting.
Now, the real adulthood begins when a person stops rebelling. He’s demarcated his boundaries, has traversed the final stage of separation, and is ready to function independently. Somebody who keeps rebelling hasn’t grown up. She’s still letting the parents direct her every move. They are still the center of her world, and that’s not healthy. It’s not adulthood. An adult does what he does because that’s what he decided, not to demonstrate anything to mom.
The position of “if Trump / Soros / Elon Musk / Hillary Clinton is in favor, then I’m against” is a sign that one is stuck in the same adolescent dynamic where I’m a kid and Trump / Soros is my daddy. An adult sees herself as independent of these people and an equal to them in intellectual and moral authority. Sometimes, they are right and sometimes they are wrong. I’ll see if it suits my purposes to agree or disagree.
In very simple words, letting anybody live rent-free in your head and condition your every response either positively or negatively is a sign of immaturity. Or putting it even more simply, don’t worship idols.
I keep hearing “but did you see what X said??? How can you agree with such an evildoer?”
What do I care what X said? I know my own mind. That’s what matters to me.
“So now you agree with Trudeau???”
I despise Trudeau. And that’s precisely why I won’t change my mind about what I know to be right no matter what he says or does. It would be too much honor to the little prick to go back on my beliefs because of him.