The problem with this, is that you assume too much of the word “adult.” I’ve met young people more mature and intellectual and conscious than most adults. At which age or climactic moment in life does one begin the societal-bred-definition of “adult”. This entire saying, backed by an image of what we should assume to be a hopeful child, is hypocrisy.
Yes, we are all bred into this world, unabashed, vulnerable, curious and absent of bias. Prior to “programming”. But programming has far reach in terms of how far it’s polluted your own family, the ones that raise you. And if they can’t or aren’t able to provide the adequate time and others are subject to become your peers or teachers, and they haven’t recognized their own programming, you’ve essentially been born into a life with pre-contrived lenses and programming as the stage and foundation of the way in which you will be raised.
The programming is inherent. The skepticism is hard-wired. It will never go away. Your curiosity will remain but so will the societal factors until they are smashed. It’s not easy to find your way through it and if you aren’t able or willing to move outside of those peers, your perspective remains stagnant or suppressed, along with inability to face anything so earth-shattering than even humoring the act of changing your perspective and redirecting your life based on personal reflection, inquiry and incredulity.
We are never 100% responsible for anything because of the conditions we are operating under. The game has already been set up. It’s how we choose to play it. We can acknowledge the rules and follow them against all known truths, we can choose to play the game strategically as to not even be seen making proper advancements within the game for ourselves, or we can revolt, which could be demonstrated in a variety of ways considering each of us are unique and possess brains capable of greatness or riddled with grief and fear.
Claiming anyone, at any time in their lives should be responsible as “adults” for “fixing” our programming - regardless of artificial adjectives such as “adult” and the societal biases embedded into that descriptor word - we are all the outcome, the furthest point from our earliest years and breaths of our lives - of our environment, dominated over those who instigated this bias. The assumed responsibility as adults for “fixing” what we’ve been subjected to and the psychological/neurological hinderances that were placed on each of us, our brains, is horrendous. We had no control over the environment/s we would be born into or subjected to a government or, “figures in power” which allocate the rules of the game which our environment is subjected to and directly manipulated by.
These “adults” have a difficult time geting up in the morning. They take their own lives. They endure severe attacks and fits of panic or fear. They weep uncontrollably for the anguish to go away. To shake off what’s happened in their lives. Those “adults” may not even be aware of how deep the conditioning goes or how long they’ve been psychologically/physiologically damaged. We are the guinea pigs of an experimental society.
You can’t simply “fix” it. So, politely, piss off with ‘adulthood’ and your Hallmark-style inspiration.