How do you define a "Sheltered" Life?

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How do you define a "Sheltered" Life?
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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 11:39am
Thought I'd bring up this topic as some people think I have lived a "sheltered life" because I went from living in my parents home to getting married and not living on my own. I was curious of what everyone's definition of living a "sheltered life" is.

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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 11:51am

The negative of being sheltered is that often such a person has never had his basic beliefs or assumptions challenged or had any reason to think about them.

But I know people who have lived sheltered lives, yet are sensitive, curious and open-minded. Then you get other people who fail to question anything or learn anything even if you try to give them the opportunity. These are the people who might as well not bother going to college or traveling etc, since those experiences will never make them grow as human beings anyway.

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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 11:56am

When I think of someone who's sheltered, I imagine that they've never really had to endure the realities of life.

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Ducky

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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 12:48pm
i don't know why tranisitioning from living at home to getting married qualifies your life as "sheltered".

 

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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 12:57pm

i've never considered realities in my life to mean,"hardships".

 

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Registered: 01-09-2009

But the realities of your life are not *common*.

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Ducky

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And why is hardship bad?
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I think there are many people who never lived on their own inbetween home and marriage (especially before the 70's) and did not live sheltered lives.
I personally think someone who lives a sheltered life is one who doesn't leave their home very often, doesn't meet all different types of people, is one who can not socialize very well with others.
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I don't understand the question.


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Ducky

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Why do you feel that enduring a hardship is bad? You don't think it makes you grow? What makes you think a person who goes from their parents home to a marriage home never endures any hardships?

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