Thursday, October 7, 2010

When does this grown up thing happen?

Even though when I turned 18 I legally became an adult (legal age for everything where I live is 18), but I still feel the same as I did when I was in grade 10. I am in no way shape or form a man. I can barely grow a proper beard yet. I always pictured in my mind when I was younger that "becoming and adult" was some special thing and that when you turned 18 you instantly knew everything. Is that the meaning behind becoming an adult; realizing that no matter how old you get you still won't know anything?

Is it responsibility that makes a man a man? Having a family that relies on you and a job that if you don't show up to it will somehow impact the world/someone other than you will care. Maybe that's why I don't feel any different, I really have no more responsiblity than I did when I was a kid. Sure now I have to pay rent/buy food, but that's really not that hard.

Enough of my rambling though, I'm thinking of taking a trip for a couple months (probably after this semester ends).  Where in the world should I go (or better yet, where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world)? I need more worldly experiences and those can only be gotten first-hand.

66 comments:

  1. I think we never "become an adult" we only pretend that we are.

    We are all children, there is so much to learn and explore and some people just decide that what they know is enough and stop questioning things.

    So perhaps we become adults when we stop asking questions?

    I'd go to Scotland and visit some castles and be like "yeaaah... I'm a knight!"

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  2. I think responsibility plays a big part of it; we won't mature until we're forced to.

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  3. same, i turned 18 in january and nothing feels different. its just a number

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  4. I'd visit Rome or Japan, both sound pretty fantastic. Or England as well, maybe even Scotland. As for being an adult, it has less to do with age and more to do with your mindset. Some people are just a kid in their heart all their lives :)

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  5. Nice blog! Thanks for commenting on my site!

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  6. heh, i wouldnt complain about not growing a proper beard, shaving everyday is one of the things that i hate the most about "growing up"

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  7. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  8. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  9. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  10. Try and visit a castle. I mean a proper one, like in Scotland or Germany.

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  11. nice, I can't wait until your follow up post... until then, GTL Everyday!

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  12. If it's any consolation I never felt like a man until I started into my 30's.

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  13. on second thought, this looks like something I can bubble and put up on "Enhanced by MS Paint"

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  14. Please, I'm going to be out of college in a year and I still don't feel like I know anything lol

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  15. I agree with Asher to a point, more then likely we become adults on our deathbeds.

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  16. I wouldn't base your masculinity on the amount of facial hair you produce. No matter what you look like, people are going to treat you like an adult. Just man up and act like one brah

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  17. i think youre finally a grownup once u have to start supportin and deciding for your own

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  18. Still hasn't happened to me either.

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  19. Yeah, I feel the same way. Growing up sucks.

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  20. 33 yo here ...
    I think you nailed it with ...
    "Is that the meaning behind becoming an adult; realizing that no matter how old you get you still won't know anything?"

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  21. You should travel to the nature

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  22. Experience makes you a man, not age.

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  23. a beard comes with the time, don't worry.

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  24. nice, I can't wait to see what you have to say in your next post

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  25. Who knows. trust me i work with plenty of adults that act like children.

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  26. I'll soon be 30, still feel like I'm 19 (just not as energetic)

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  27. nice work here... btw, I have Hayden Panetierre bubbled on Enhanced by MS Paint :P

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  28. Also 18 and cant grow a beard. =[

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  29. Yeah. growing up isnt really all its cracked up to be.

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  30. Thanks for the comments on my last blog post!

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  31. Eh your blog needs tune up and btw cool article XD

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  32. You'll know it when you have to pay the bills to keep your head above water or
    you find yourself watching shows old people watch.

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  33. responsibility and standing by your word makes you a man IMO

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  34. i don't know where you should go... but i know exactly how you feel.

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  35. I am going through the same thing dude at 19 just find what you enjoy doing and do it supportan yuh

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  36. I'm 20 now, and only now am I starting to notice changes in my thinking, towards more adult thinking. Don't worry, it'll come

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  37. Maturity is all a state of mind. Don't worry, you'll grow up before you realize it.

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  38. You should go to African desert... or somewhere really cold... have a manly test!

    If you die, you die! If not, you're a man

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  39. Agreed. Biological aging means nothing.

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  40. hahaha like ur comics! growing up happends when it happens

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  41. 23 and im still convinced ill never be an adult hah

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  42. you've got a great point on this one

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  43. Becoming an adult starts when you become anal enough to think you are better than those who are younger than you.

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  44. I'm not sure, I don't feel grown up either.

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  45. I'm personally with asher, we never really "become" anything but ourselves.

    we get older, and thus younger people see us as wise/grown up.

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  46. Ha Ha... It's funny cause its true.

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  47. thanks for the comments on my blog!

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