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Thread #59526 Message #949443
Posted By: Little Hawk
09-May-03 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
Subject: RE: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
The maturing process is an ongoing one (hopefully), which a person engages in, if they are wise, for their entire life...and on into the next life...and so on.
Society's view of what is an adult is just part of the picture. It's a spiritual matter too.
Although the adult may emerge over time, the child inside should still remain alive and present. A working combination of the two is far more powerful than having one at the expense of the other.
It's sometimes hard to "feel" like an adult when in the presence of one's parents, because they tend to go on treating you like you're still a child...I guess that's why people might say that you attain full adulthood when your parents die. Also, you don't have them to fall back on anymore.