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CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. discusses “Adulting”

CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. discusses “Adulting” May 11, 2018

Hey everyone!

This week’s been a bit crazy, so there’s no Five for Friday this weekend. I’ll try to make it up to you all with a Mother’s Day related post tomorrow.

But for right now, let’s talk some CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC. It’s a jam-packed episode that, I think leads into some of our best discussion in awhile.

First off, Joe and I start talking about some pop culture we’re catching up on. That includes a discussion of “Avengers: Infinity War,” a movie both Joe and I liked quite a bit. I can’t remember how spoiler-heavy we got, but I do seem to remember delving into the film’s ending a little bit.

Next up, we talk a little bit about self-improvement, particularly from a health standpoint. I’ve been on a bit of a betterment kick recently, which probably stemmed from a post I recently wrote about being the best version of yourself. For the past few weeks, I’ve been on a pretty solid diet and exercise program, and I’m feeling better than I have in ages. We talk a little bit about that.

Finally, the main topic has to do with a term I detest whenever I hear it: Adulting. I don’t know what it means, except that people who use that term have likely never “adulted.” We riff a bit on that before talking a bit more seriously about our culture and the tendency to prolong youth and groan at taking on more responsibility. We also talk a bit about our experiences of raising kids and getting older, and whether we like it or not.

Here’s the episode:

Finally, on a personal note: Thank you to everyone who read and shared this week’s post about my grandmother. I was conflicted about whether to post something so personal, especially since it hadn’t been intended as a blog post but as a eulogy at her funeral. I didn’t know if anyone would read it and, honestly, I wasn’t sure it was right to put it there. But I felt that people should know who she was. I was humbled and touched seeing how many people not only read that post, but shared it. It means that more people were able to know what a great and godly woman my Nana was, and I’m grateful that I was able to honor her in this way. Thank you so much for being fantastic readers.

About Chris Williams
Chris Williams has been writing about faith, culture and film since 2005. His work has appeared in the Source and Grosse Pointe News newspapers, Local Celebs magazine, Patheos, and Christ and Pop Culture. He is the co-host of the podcasts “CROSS.CULTURE.CRITIC.” and “It’s My Favorite.” Chris lives in the Detroit area with his wife and two children. You can read more about the author here.
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