Differences Between Childhood And Adulthood

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CHILDHOOD V/S ADULTHOOD Abstract: The transition from childhood to adulthood is a journey undergone by all, but all in a different way. This essay aims to state a comparison between childhood and adulthood by listing the similarities and differences between the two. The information is gathered through secondary sources like various research articles. Childhood and Adulthood is a very debatable topic and is frequently discussed among parents and their children. Adulthood seems to be very complicated whereas childhood is the time when you stay very calm, relaxed and peaceful. Introduction: John Connolly says, “For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.” The transition…show more content…
During childhood children go through development in psychosocial, emotional and physical fields. In the Psychosocial development children and adolescents are rapidly developing using the world around them and picking up cues from their environment to aid in that development. It is the time when children do not have responsibilities and they tend to have a stress free life. They depend on their parents for food, money, etc. In the Emotional development children are still developing their ability to recognize and manage their emotions or feelings, and this can be influenced by many social and environmental factors. They are also attached to the people that they spend time with. Children are very emotional during childhood. They cry a lot if anyone shouts at them or says something bad about them. They have been seen to act in a free manner worrying mostly about themselves. In the Physical development children have been seen to act in a more free manor, worrying mostly about themselves, over time learning to consider others views and feelings when completing an action. Children are somewhat aware of what they can get away with, as figuring this out is one of the basic ways they learn how to act. By the time they reach adulthood they understand what is acceptable at what times and what is not. Physically they are weak and unable to protect…show more content…
Typical adult actions however , are almost entirely controlled by thoughts and feelings and are aware of the world around them. Adults have been mentally trained to act against rash impulses, acting in a way to appear acceptable in their society. Unlike children there is a lot of pressure on adults to conform, to act in a certain way, as the society around them builds the pressure. Emotions are difficult for adults to express. Over the time they learn to consider others views and feelings while completing an action since they are aware of their surroundings they have expectations and if these expectations are not met with it leads to disappointment and usually heartbreak hence making an adult emotionally vulnerable. Since adults filter their thoughts and have to hold on and process more thoughts than children it adds more stress to adult lives. Of course having access to these thoughts can lead to a more rewarding life for adults but this life is definitely not simpler than a child’s life. Physically adults are more capable of taking care of themselves and others around
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