Growing up is a vital part of life. But what does becoming an adult really mean? Many societies consider the 18th birthday the first step into adulthood, others the 21st. However, there is another definition, “An adult is a mature, fully developed person [who] has reached the age when they are responsible for their actions.” * This means that age plays less of a role than many people think; it is really maturity that is important. This is very clear in The Catcher in the Rye and Peter Pan.
As we grow older, we learn new things, whether about others or about ourselves. We become more mature and do things to better ourselves as a person. Maturity is not measured by age, however. It is measured by how you react to given situations. Raymond’s Run, by Tina Cade Bambara is a prime example of growing maturity.
I don’t want to need anybody. I want someone to need me… I want someone to need me” (466). Even though, Ben was an upright gentleman, it did not matter. Now, that this is clear to Francie and she knows what she wants, perhaps her following steps will become easier. Ms. Nolan is destined for greatness.
With the undeniable truth, everyone must age and grow older. Although this is a natural process of life, not everyone is accepting of this. At this age, being an older adult you face difficulties such as aging, sexuality, relationship dynamics and having to face reality that you are not in your prime as you once were. Heart attacks, strokes, and other ailments are examples of this. However, just as there younger counterparts they still able to do somethings they were able to do in their earlier stages.
Although the purpose and the function of this sanctum became more clear, the motive behind each interviewee for embracing or denouncing the sanctum remains as an enigma. Nevertheless, the Tenretni culture 's pursuit of happiness, typically amongst the younger age groups, lies in the sanctums effectiveness to deliver entertainment, knowledge, and message without the worshipper to physically be there. Whether it is a capitalistic perspective or an masochistic attitude, one element is for certain: the sanctum can be the rise of Tenretni and the demise of Tenretni. How long will this culture thrive? How long until this culture perish?
Children who were always told that elders deserved respect would be neglected and then grow up to believe that they deserved respect from those after them. This cycle is essentially built on power, and removes the true meaning of respect from the word. Some might argue that to respect your elders is valid, however there is no actual reason to respect a person merely on the basis of their age. Strong respect is based on admiration of someone for their abilities, qualities, and achievements. While this can be associated with people who have lived longer, they are not always
The ones with the most experience and work ethic make it. As an adult, there is no time for acting childish, you must be mature. These are a few of the philosophies believed by modern American adults that you must contain to be a successful individual. Transcendentalists believe the opposite, which can be seen in Ralph Waldo’s essay, “Nature”, “The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood,” ( Emerson).Transcendentalists believe those closest to nature are actually the most successful, and in order to be close to nature you must have kept your childish spirit into adulthood. Being close to nature is the ultimate objective of a transcendentalist.
Each year, day, and second, people gradually get more mature but it occurs quickly or gradually in various people. Maturity can be linked with a considerable amount of different things and it brings people to begin to act like adults. Maturity is not dependent on a person’s age because it depends on the person’s experiences in life and who they surround themselves with. People get more mature based off of their experiences in life. An excellent example of this would be war.
Adults Over the years I have heard a common joke passed around by the older generation about how the worst choice they made was becoming an adult. This is supposed to be a rhetorical statement about how change is inevitable to everyone. However, becoming an adult is more than just waiting till you reach a certain age. As defined by Webster, an adult “is a person who is fully grown or developed”. Someone who is fully grown or developed does not just mean age, but how well they are set in their principles and morals.
Be that genuine and authentic person who stays positive throughout hard times. If you are strong enough to stay pure and don’t let society manipulate who you