Adult: Living a poor quality of life

Do you think it is a coincidence that the word ‘adulteration’ contains the word ‘adult’? Afterall, in adulthood, so many joys are ‘adulterated’ compared to childhood? We are essentially living a ‘poorer’ quality of life for many reasons.

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A thought struck me yesterday while conversing with my boss.

He was talking about his 5-year-old son and small joys in life. His exact statement goes something like this: It was only after I had a child that I understood how unadulterated children’s joys really are.

Un’adult’erated.

The word, adulterate, according to Oxford Dictionary, means to “render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance.”

It struck me then, do you think it is a coincidence that it contains the word ‘adult’? Afterall, in adulthood, so many joys are ‘adulterated’ compared to childhood? We are essentially livingĀ a ‘poorer’ quality of life for many reasons.

The more I think of it, the more I feel awe for this link. It may be pure coincidence, but isn’t it something to think about?

What say you? Do tell me your views in the comments section.