The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59526 Message #954348
Posted By: Amos
17-May-03 - 10:53 AM
Thread Name: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
Subject: RE: BS: When do you become a grownup? (Study)
In my experience, single adults have a higher proclivity for neurotic impulses. Not that such a generalization is really meaningful -- but it seems to me that the moral support of a constant, well-known intimate friend in your life, one with whom you've walked the miles and been through challenges, is a treasure of great strength and can make for more rational-seeming decisions.
Seems to me there is a spectrum of greater and less responsibility and where you are on that spectrum varies wildly with the area (some folks handle machinery well and collapse dealing with people -- others have blind spots when it comes to animals and plants, and some people have a lot more work to do on the subject of friendships or romance than others) and with the chronic baseline level of responsibility which varies so widely from person to person. Then there's the acute factors of the moment.