Students from various high schools gathered at Roosevelt High School to participate in a student walkout protesting gun violence in Seattle, Mar. Photo by Matt M. I know from my own experience as a baby boomer that I felt fully adult by the age of It was the era when young men were being drafted for Vietnam. If I could carry a gun for my country or go to jail for refusing to carry one, surely I should be able to vote and drink beer legally. I got my right to vote in when I was 18, but my legal drinking had to wait.
Just so you know, you’re ‘not an adult’ until you’re 25
People don't become 'adults' until their 30s, say scientists - BBC News
In an age when the line between childhood and adulthood is blurrier than ever, what is it that makes people grown up? He may have floundered during young adulthood, but Henry David Thoreau turned out pretty okay. The buddy he crashed with, for the record, was Ralph Waldo Emerson. And his path was not atypical of the 19th century, at least for a white man in the United States. Young people often went through periods of independence interspersed with periods of dependence.
Adulthood is a complex concept that can be defined in various ways: physical maturity, psychological development or social behaviour. The question we need to figure out is when do you really become an adult? In most countries, including the U. A person who can buy alcohol and fight for the country is still not old enough to rent a car. When it comes to mental maturity, individuals in their teens are mostly impulsive while taking risks and seem to not get a hold of their lives until they reach their mids.
Biologically , an adult is an organism that has reached sexual maturity. In human context, the term adult additionally has meanings associated with social and legal concepts. In contrast to a " minor ", a legal adult is a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient , and responsible.