But…I live at home with my parents… I don’t have a career… I’m never been on a first date I still watch Sesame Street weekday mornings I may or may not fangirl over pop groups like Fifth Harmony
So at the end of the day am I an adult or not? What does being an adult really even mean? According to Webster it means:
Adult adjective ə-ˈdəlt, ˈa-ˌdəlt 1. fully grown and developed 2. mature and sensible : not childish
I find the word adult to be highly subjective. It can be interpreted as simply a physical state of being or a mental one.
When you think about it, many people have physically developed by age 16, but we all know a 16 year old is for from an adult. Therefore being an adult can’t just be about someones physical development. To me I find the meaning rooted in mental state but much more complex. An adult is not only mature in terms of personality but also in behavior. When I think of an adult I think of someone who is completely independent. This person can support themselves financially, they have at least a somewhat clear career path, and they can engage in mature social relationships. Basically, an adult is someone who has their (excuse my french) shit together.
So am I an adult….
Honestly, I don’t think I’m there yet. I feel like I’m in the purgatory stage of life.
What about you all? What is your definition of adulthood?