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In a discussion with my acqua gym group we discussed when exactly are you becoming an adult ? It's not so easy to know. When you listen to children psychologists, psychiatrists or childhood analysts, you get the feeling that they all entered the world as adults and had forgotten that once they had been babies too.
To know exactly when I became an adult I asked my good old friend Mr. Google and he gave me the following explanations.
The term adult describes any mature organism, but normally it refers to a human: one that is no longer a child / minor and is now either a man or a woman" In short, when your sex organs outfit is completed"
Now here I have serious doubts because at 13 my organ outfit was there, but I certainly wasn't an adult yet. Not even at 21 when I had the major age, and today it is even reduced to 18. When you see 18 years old, who lives already of his own and takes his own responsibilities ?
and then it's specified :
....sex characteristics form such as Body hair and facial hair, Voice lowers in pitch (especially noticeable in men), and Menses begin (women).
So I am still not adult because I don't have a moustache and long hairs coming out of my nose and ears.
But good old Google comforted me with the following very intelligent answer
"One thing people don't specify is what (Psychologically) an adult is. A common theory is that adulthood is the real test or life, to experience the world from a first person stand point instead of you parents. Then you can pass those experiences down to the younger people and then they can experience it when they grow up".
But there is something wrong too, if you try to pass your experiences down to your own children they send you to hell because they know everything better, as we probably did with our own parents too. It only works with younger people other than your own.
"Adult" also means "not considered suitable for children", such as adult entertainment, adult video, adult magazine, adult bookstore".
Have you ever noticed that when people are at the end of their arguments, just tell you that you behave "childish" ?