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Silly Rabbit, Trick-or-Treating is For Kids

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy...all of these must die to adulthood

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Trick or Treating is the fun commercialization that America is known for, targeted at children. The act of walking door-to-door in a costume to get candy can be viewed with the rose-colored glasses only nostalgia can provide, but in reality, it isn’t all that great. So why would a teenager or adult want to do such an activity?

   Most teenagers rebel against their parents, asking to be treated like adults, then putting on their onesie to go push past the six-year-olds to get candy. Literally taking candy from a baby. It doesn’t make sense to continue Trick-or-Treating as a sixteen-year-old when you can easily drive to the dollar store and buy whatever your heart desires. Then you can maintain your dignity and choose what fills your stomach.

  Ask your parents which they would prefer: to spend $30 on a costume that you’ll wear once to go Trick-or-Treating or give you $5 to buy a ton of junk, so you can slip into a sugar coma.

   Now, I’m not saying that there are no circumstances to Trick-or-Treat. Don’t say, “Sorry Mom, I can’t take my little brother/sister/cousin Trick-or-Treating because Aly Tierney told me I can’t.” Rather, I’m arguing against the teenagers who refuse to accept that Trick-or-Treating, much like their childhood, is over.

  Most college applications, for early action, are due November 1, 2018. It would be more beneficial to stay home, reread your essay for the third time, then submit your college applications, cry, and watch a scary movie (which won’t actually seem that scary when compared to the horrors of adulthood and college rejection letters).

  Who am I to tell you what to do? But remember, while you are out Trick-or-Treating, you might be stealing candy from babies.


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