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Posted 3/30/13
I finally turned 18 yesterday. It wasn't anything completely out of the ordinary. I went to New York City and Olive Garden. Overall, I had a pretty sweet birthday. Although it was too expensive for my taste.
In the recent years I didn't feel much older when it was my birthday. However I'm an adult now thus I feel as if I'm actually 18.

For those who are 18 and above.
What was your 18th birthday like?
How long did it take for you to acknowledge you're an adult now?

For those under 18.
What do you think your 18th birthday will be like?

For all.
Will/Did you move out immediately?
Will/Did you have to act more mature or you already are?
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Well, my birthday is on Christmas, so it is usually overshadowed. My birthday wasn't anything special, which I wouldn't really want to be special. It was just another year that passed by. I really didn't feel any different to be honest. Glad you enjoyed your birthday though, I await my 21st Birthday, which should be pretty crazy lol.
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At 18 you aren't really an adult. You are a pseudo-adult at best.
At 21 you are considered an adult by the masses, but even then you are still young.
It isn't until around your mid-20s, after the glow of legally drinking wears off and you finish whatever schooling you had are you really an adult.
Don't rush to be one. It sucks.

My 18th birthday was lack-luster because it occurred during the massive multi-state blackout in August, 2003.
There was no party, no grand dinner, just a hot boring day without electricity.
I already covered my view on adulthood above.

I didn't move out until a bit after I turned 22. I lived rent free, so why bother? At least that was my thought process at the time.
You can't stay forever young, but you can be immature forever.
Age is essentially just a number, perhaps an experience level if you are into rpgs.
People might expect more from you, but it is up to you to develop or not.
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What was your 18th birthday like?
Meh I think I was working that day, so business as usual, didn't really feel any different since I don't smoke and don't want to so I really didn't gain anything from it.

How long did it take for you to acknowledge you're an adult now?
Hm not that long.

For all.
Will/Did you move out immediately?\
No, due to me being the one that supports my mother and father at due to the recession plus my parents have horrible financial planning skills.
Will/Did you have to act more mature or you already are?
Nope, I've always been told that I'm quite mature for my age.
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tbh when i turn 18, it was just the same as any other day.

i'm 22 and i still live with my parents for free. so i have no reason to move out unless me and my girlfriend are ready to rent an apartment. but i dont understand why some kids move out right away when their 18. Maybe bad relationship with parents or maybe parents force them to pay rent? which is the dumbest thing. i would never make my kids pay rent.

anyways happy birthday! wait till you're 21 then things will get a lot more fun.


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I was a freshman in college and we started our first week of the fall semester the week of my 18th birthday, so I was in class for my 18th birthday. After class I drove home & my parents took me out for a late lunch. That's honestly all I can remember.

It honestly didn't take a while for me to realize that I was an adult. The older you get, the more responsibilities you'll have (in most normal cases). So, meh. It's the same thing with turning 21. Only cool thing is that you can buy and drink alcohol legally. But after I turned 21, I don't drink alcohol as much as I did before
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My 18th was just like any other birthday except all the cliche phrases thrown at me.

Why is it that alcohol is always brought up with people becoming an adult like its part of growing up? News flash its not.... alcohol is a poison to drown your sorrows away not a ritual to becoming an adult. People put to much peer pressure on young adults to drink like they have to.
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Posted 3/30/13

Wrathfulram wrote:

My 18th was just like any other birthday except all the cliche phrases thrown at me.

Why is it that alcohol is always brought up with people becoming an adult like its part of growing up? News flash its not.... alcohol is a poison to drown your sorrows away not a ritual to becoming an adult. People put to much peer pressure on young adults to drink like they have to.

You're missing the point. I understand that some people don't like alcohol which is understandable but not all people drink it to "drown your sorrows away". Drinking is a social thing and it's makes things a lot more fun. Just try it ^.^
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HEY I WAS IN NEW YORK CITY YESTERDAY TOO
Posted 3/30/13
What was your 18th birthday like?
I don't remember it.

How long did it take for you to acknowledge you're an adult now?
A couple of hours because I went to jail.


Will/Did you move out immediately?
No.

Will/Did you have to act more mature or you already are?
I had to.
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Mine is right after Christmas so I didn't really want to do anything grand.

As for feeling like an adult, I think we're really adults once we turn 21.

And no I didn't want to move out right away, but in due time!
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My 18th birthday was just a day like any other, except I got cake from my coworkers which was nice. Now my 21st birthday on the other hand, that was wild.

I'd say I was already mostly an adult by the time i'd turned 18, circumstances forced me out on my own when I was 16 and I had to grow up really fast.

You don't need to drink if you don't want to, but as long as you're not getting behind the wheel of a car or drinking excessively there's nothing wrong with it. Being drunk is fun, drinking with friends is fun, not to mention tasty.
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My 18th was nothing less than a blur, I can't remember a thing.
Posted 3/30/13
lol my b-day was dull and boring just cake and ice cream and sleep' (: hahah im now 22
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Posted 3/30/13
When I turned 18, it was the first week of college, so I had to attend class. Blacked out for a moment and accidentally ran a red light.

I came home, slept for a bit, went to get some food, came back. Thanked everyone on Facebook who sent a birthday message. Made cupcakes. After that, I went to a church group with the cupcakes. Came home. Mom and sisters said "Happy birthday". Got a cupcake from a yogurt and cupcake shop. My dad called. My uncle texted me. Slept.

It was just like every other day. Well, except the thing about the red light and making cupcakes. Nothing exciting happened.

I thought about having a birthday dinner, but I'm not really familiar with birthday celebrations.

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