What it feels like to be an adult in the 21st Century!! This is an unending debate right now with everything happening in the world! Honestly, I didn’t know being an adult is going to be this difficult and stressful but anyways I took my time to share what it feels like to be an adult in the 21st century, things I’d have loved to do, and things I don’t like doing.
In fact, if you think of the transition to “adulthood” as a collection of markers—getting a job, moving away from your parents, getting married, and having kids—for most of history, with the exception of the 1950s and ’60s, people did not become adults any kind of predictable way.
Adulthood is a social construct. For that matter, so is childhood. But like all social constructs, they have real consequences. They determine who is legally responsible for their actions and who is not, what roles people are allowed to assume in society, how people view each other, and how they view themselves. But even in the realms where it should be easiest to define the difference—law, physical development—adulthood defies simplicity.
Well, I hope we all agree that being an adult in this 21st century isn’t an easy one? What are the challenges you’ve been facing personally? Share in the comment section and don’t forget to like, comment, share.
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