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Declaration of Independence

Being an adult seems fun, but it's not.

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When my 11th grade English teacher told us we were to write a personal Declaration of Independence I had no idea how to approach it. She suggested we “declare our independence” from our parents. So here is my Declaration of Independence from my parents:

**Disclaimer** I do not wish to actually declare my independence from my parents. I don’t want to be an adult anymore.

When, in the course of the teenage life, it becomes necessary for one person to dissolve personal bonds with ones parents, one should tell them why.

People should find it obvious, that there comes a time in every parent’s life when their children require independence and that time has come. The Creator intended for this event to occur in every lifetime. Freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is what I am in search of when a certain person becomes hostile and taxing, the other person has the right to abolish connection. I shall not suffer any longer. The history of my present guardians shows a history of unjust and unlawful treatment. To prove this, these facts portrayed below shall give a testimony to all.

They have not subsided from treating me like a child.

They have assigned inappropriate chores.

They have forbidden me from communicating with certain people.

They forced unreasonable and unwanted travel upon me.

They prohibit me form eating certain food.

They keep me from being involved due to lack of transportation, causing them to make plans around my schedule.

They have denied me certain articles of clothing because they disliked it.

They have failed to stay with me in a store, requiring a search for reconnection.

They have denied my request to design and maintain my hair the way I want to.

I, therefore, have concluded it is necessary for my independence to be recognized. I wish to not publicly shame you, just to come my own guardian. I pledge to uphold my life, if you pledge to withdraw from strict rule.

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