John Marsden Writing Topic #94
List the differences between children and adults**
-Children are short and small, adults are (usually) big and tall.
-Children have to go to school, adults have to go to work.
-Children can’t vote, drink, smoke cigarettes or drive a car, adults can do all of those things.
-Children don’t have to pay bills, adults do.
-Depending on their age, children don’t know the difference between right and wrong, adults do.
-Children are learning absolutely everything for the first time.
-Children are allowed to get away with irresponsible behaviour due to having to learn it’s irresponsible, adults don’t have that luxury.
**Reference: Marsden, J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.