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Post Reply You're not an adult until you get married and start a family!
Posted 10/24/15 , edited 10/24/15
What if you're over 90 years old, have dementia, and need help getting to bed and having your ass wiped? Did their adult card get revoked?
Posted 10/24/15

kinga750 wrote:

I think you are an adult once you start supporting yourself. Have a job, your own place, or if you must live at home contribute equally.

Starting a family is a personal choice, it's not something you are required to do. I don't think you should have children until you can support them well.


What if you go back and forth?
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Posted 10/24/15

PhantomGundam wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

What if you have a family and don't get married?


Then you're paying child support.


Some people get together have a family but don't get married.
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Posted 10/24/15
nah son u adult when u realize that riding all the roller coasters and seeing all the movies isn't as great as u thought it was
Posted 10/24/15
I'll accept myself as an adult once I own my own power tools.
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Posted 10/24/15

pIump wrote:
What if you go back and forth?


What do you mean back and forth? I can't speak for every specific situation. In general terms, I think being an adult means taking responsibility for yourself. There aren't any specific criteria for it, it's more a state of mind than anything else.
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Posted 10/24/15
I don't think anyone magically becomes an adult from turning 18. Perhaps it's a state of mind and responsibility.
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Posted 10/24/15
I will never grow old!

YES!

*fist pumps*

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Posted 10/24/15
Once you can support yourself you are officially an adult
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Posted 10/24/15
Agree with OP. All my friends who now have kids have what I consider a real adult life. I am still just going out partying, playing my videogames and watching anime. Basically nothing has changed since high school except I now have a nice car
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Posted 10/24/15
I don't think there's any clear way of becoming an adult, as it kind of just happens when you're ready. One of the first steps is being able to support yourself, and taking responsibility for your own life and decisions. A person needs to be able to take care of themselves before anything else, so I don't think anyone can be considered an adult until that happens. Once they can take care of themselves, then they can consider getting married and starting a family. That's one of those things that should wait until someone is ready to help take care of other people they care for, as well as themselves.
Posted 10/24/15
A lie perpetuated by normies.

You're an adult once you can make your choices independently and have self-sufficiency. The novelty of marriage and child rearing is often mistaken as being the only path to adulthood.
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Posted 10/24/15 , edited 10/24/15
If that what being an adult was then I'd rather just be a man-child forever.

But imo being an adult is
-Being accountable for your own actions
-Being responsible
-Paying bills
-Having your own place
-Supporting yourself

In my case, I've been an "adult" for 2 years now. it's a terrible fate and I wish it on no other person.
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Posted 10/24/15
Age is far less important than what "stage" of life you are in. For example, I have basically barely see my friends once they get married and have children because they basically can't do anything anymore, but I do find myself hanging out with single people or married people with no children more often regardless of age. I have friends 20 years older than me and friends 5 years younger than me with no children and we go out play soccer, drink, drive around, club, etc. Maybe using adulthood is the wrong word, but there is a difference between those who go the traditional raising children route and the rest of us who are too young or simply have a different sort of live.
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Posted 10/25/15 , edited 10/25/15

qualeshia3 wrote:

Tell me what you think.


I think you've discovered the secret to eternal youth.
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