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Becoming An Adult

Becoming An Adult

  • The answer to "when do you become an adult" has to do with when you finally have acceptance of yourself.
  • Patients who seem secure through any life struggles are the women who seem like adults.
  • They still have a young soul but roll with all the changes, accepting the changes.


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No One Is Growing Up

No One Is Growing Up

Getting a job, moving away from your parents, getting married, and having kids-for most of history, with the exception of the 1950s and '60s, people did not become adults in any kind of predictable way.

And yet these are still the venerated markers of adulthood today, and when people take t...


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Time To Explore

Time To Explore

  • The late teen years and early 20s are probably the best time to explore.
  • Anthony Burrow, an assistant professor of human development at Cornell University, studies the question of whether young adults feel like they have a purpose in life.
  • In a study, commitment to a purpose ...


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Personal industry, devotion to something bigger than oneself, part of a historical process, and peers who grow with you all play roles.



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No One Path To Adulthood

No One Path To Adulthood

  • There's no one path to adulthood
  • Circumstances sometimes thrust people into adult roles before they're ready
  • Adulthood's responsibilities can definitely be thrust upon you, and if the world is treating someone as an adult before they feel like one, that can be challenging


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Emerging Adulthood

Emerging Adulthood

  • Emerging adulthood is a vague, transitory time between adolescence and true adulthood.
  • It's so vague that sometimes 25 is the upper boundary, and sometimes 29.
  • While adolescence clearly ends at 18, when people typically leave high school and their parents' homes, and are lega...


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The Social Constructs On Adulthood

The Social Constructs On Adulthood

Social constructs have real consequences: they determine who is legally responsible for their actions and who is not, what roles people are allowed to assume in society, how people view each other, and how they view themselves.

There is either no answer, or a variety of complex and multifac...


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Adulthood After the War

Adulthood After the War

  • Before World War II, it was unusual for the young to achieve the markers of full adult status before their mid- or late twenties.
  • The golden age of easy adulthood did not last long.
  • Starting in the 1960s, the marriage age began to rise again and secondary education became mor...


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Brain Development

Brain Development

  • At about age 22 or 23, the brain is pretty much done developing, according to Steinberg, who studies adolescence and brain development.
  • Plenty of brain functions are mature before this point, though. The brain's executive functions-logical reasoning, planning, and other high-order th...


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Solve the problem or leave the problem. But…… Do not live with the problem.

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A simple sorry and an acceptance of your not being able to realize your actions, your prejudice and your own blindspots may help them move towards reconciliation. Do not use any toxic words or actions that can easily backfire.

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Adults Are Busy With Purpose

  • As adults, we're expected to have our lives figured out and become well-put-together people. We often find our calling in our 20s and 30s but not everyone does.
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I remember an answer which, when quite young, I was prompted to make to a valued adviser, who was wont to importune me with the dear old doctrines of the church. On my saying, “What have I to do with the sacredness of traditions, if I live wholly from within?” my friend su...



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