I JUST turned 18 and I feel like I'm still 16 years old- same life, same personality, everythings the same! I don't feel like an adult... at all... and I'm honestly scared to be one. I'm not mature in any way and I make dumb decisions all the time :/ I dont feel like i lived my teenage years as well as I could have -when other kids were going out and partying, I would stay at home and watch movies lol.
Voted yes because they're often very immature. Please answer mine?Guys, which face has nicer features and why? ↗
Of course. There's no such thing as a peak maturity. If you're 15 or 45 you're still growing up in some ways. I think 18-19 year olds still have a lot of maturing to do on average but they are reaching adult-hood to the point where their decisions now have consequences that THEY have to deal with making the process of growing up more noticeable if anything.
Haha I'm 23 and still learning a lot and have a lot to learn. I'm very different from my 18 year old self, and even my 22 year old me was a jump from 20.I think it has more to do with when big events occur, not a set time. For me going away for college, moving on after a breakup, and getting my first job in my field I'd say did this the most
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Yes. Growing up has less to do with chronological age and more to do with accepting the responsibility of your own actions and your own survival.There are definitely a few teens who are grown up and handling adult responsibilities, but not many. In fact, with more and more people going to college, adulthood on average is delayed longer today than ever before.Less than 100 years ago, 8th grade educations were the norm outside of areas of urban affluence, and it wasn't uncommon for boys of 16 or 17 to get married or get a farm or factory job and otherwise take on adult responsibilities. Girls frequently married at 14 or 15 and started having children. Today that is very rare in developed countries - though single mothers with the state playing the role of provider is all too common.
I am a much different man on my own, working a real job, 10 hours away from home at 23 than I was a high school student/college student at 18-19 years old. This was actually a difficult time in my life and I had trouble being honest with myself about who I was and who I wanted to be. At my age now, I am not afraid of others judging me for what I like and do, and walk with confidence that I am making good choices.
Everyone matures at a different rate, and it's an active pursuit not a passive one, I've met 40-50 year old's who don't have an ounce of wisdom in their body, likewise I've met very young people who are wise beyond their years; just one of those things.
I think "growing up" should take place during high school, and that you should be a well adjusted and functioning adult by the time you go to college.This is clearly not the case, especially not in the US.
I view everybody under the age of 20 as a child - even if they are 19. The age of consent is 16 in Canada but I believe it should be 20.
Yes, I think people become fully mature at 30Every year i find myself developing in so many ways at 30 most people figure out who they are, what their role is and why they exist
I think people stay five until they reach their mid to late 20's.But some people are naturally too mature for their age, like me. I was born already three.
I guess everyone is still growing up. I pin 'fully grown' on 25. But i see that age as relatively functional. Compared to 14 ir 9 hahaha. They are quite smart but inexperienced
Here's something that may come across as a shock. I once knew a few people I went to high school with which they all acted like stupid dumbasses in their teens. They are now either close to or at their 40's and they're still acting like dumbasses & haven't matured at all. Pretty pathetic if you asked me.
Still growing up? No not for most of them I don't. And for anyone that would argue this point, maturity and age, there are some people that never grow up at all and some that are more grown up than a lot of people in their 30's before they even reach their teens. Society has confused growing up with intellect and experience and they are all completely different things.
Depends on the person, and largely the way they were raised and the circumstances they're in. I know people in their 20's and even 30's who are more like kids than me.
Technically speaking while you may be physically grown by the age of 17, 18, or 19, your brain is still developing. It doesn't stop developing till around mid twenties
Not for me cuz I had two kids at 19 but probably for others
I do & they will realize it when they get older. When I was. 19 and in combat leading others through war I thought im all grown up. As i got older I realize how wrong i was. I was a kid put in a man position.& thank God it worked out.
Heck, I was just smashed up (I'm ok ) today by a 50-year old who still acts like a kid. I don't think he will ever grow up.
Abso-fucking-lutely. That continues into your 20s, as well.
I still feel like I'm growing up, and I'm turning 24 in less than a month
Oh for sure, mentally if I compare myself from then to now it's major and I grew like two centemetres last year
Everyone is still growing up, whatever their age is, otherwise they're either self-limiting amd insecure, or just arrogant idiots.A true master is an eternal student.
The brain doesn't fully mature until about 25 or so.
I don’t know why the legal age of being an adult is 18 & you need be 21 to drink here in USA?
Vietnam war drafted 18 year olds back when the age of adulthood was 21. People sayed that if they were old enough to fight, they were old enough to vote, and so the age went to 18, except for drinking. Many states changed it to 18 years ago, but then changed it back after the rise of drunk driving fatalties of 18-21 year olds.
I am 40. Still watching cartoons, Teen Titans Go, Unikitty and others. I've never grown up.
I must say I'm flattered how all those people in that multiracial photo are leaning towards the superior redhead in the middle.
Most 18-19 year olds do not live by themselves and have to take the responsibility of playing for everything they need so yes
Yes. They are young adults but are still forming and developing mentally and physically.
Yes, I but some are moisture at 15. Specially girls
You barely know your ass from your elbow when you’re that age. Even more frightening, you usually THINK you have it all figured out😂
Currently yes. In the past, no. And as you said most, some teens are very mature.
Yes the frontal lobe isn't fully developed at that age.
Yes, they are still young and experiencing a lot of new things.
Yes.Im a completly different person now in so many aspects, and im only 24Its crazy what can happen as you get older
Yes. The idea that you reach “maturity “ and then you’ve got all you need is an illusion for the young and the foolish.
The human body develops up until 21 -25 (everyone is different) as for mentality we are constantly changing...
I have seen 18-19 year old grown up and 30 year olds who still need growing up :)
I think growth is something everyone does at every age i hear all people of all ages say they are just learning 'NOW' XYZ.
Haha! You are still growing in your 20s and 30s. 18 is nothing.
Yes. This is a scientific fact. Most peoples prefrontal cortex is still not fully developed until they turn about 25.
Yessssss!!! Oh God, I remember when I were those ages. >__<
I think 40yos are still growing up.I think it's arrogant to ever think you're "done."You can be done with growing up when you're dead.
Yes, I'm 24 and I'm still growing up to be honest XD
I think most 40 and 50 year olds are still "growing up" lol maturity isn't very dependant on age
Of course. That’s a tricky time most are going off to college and attempting to find themselves or claim independence
You are only free, not entirely but if you are earning your own money and can live and pay all your bills, you will not be 19. Simply because your parents are paying gives you only limited rights. All my children knew while daddy paid daddy had the say. All are highly successful now. Age and experience bring unspeakable wisdom, not from a textbook from life itself.
Yes I’m very aware. My mom had that same mentality but we don’t have the best relationship but I can say I’m thankful for her help especially now that I’m done with grad school and starting my career. Compared to other people I know.
Absolutely, most people are but especially those of us under 25 I'd say.
19 year olds are absolute shit now. Look into their eyes and there's nothing there.
The human mind doesn't completely develop until age 25 so mentally, yep.
I don't know, but I am 95 years old and I am still growing up.
I, for one, feel like a child. 🤷🏻♀️
You are a kid, kiddo
She's a kid, but not child. A lot define chikd differently than kid. To be a child, you gotta be like 14 or under to me. Also, child is a legal term to describe a minor, kid isn't.
I was kidding bro!
@Twenty2 pot calling the kettle black. @Asker thanks for the clarification. :) But still, I feel like anything but an adult. 😂
LoL I am all grown up! @Isten
I was the same way
@Twenty2 yeah, and I'm the queen of England 😂
Your majesty, pardon me please if I said something that might have been considered as misappropriate. I was not serious. Thanks your majesty 😜
Absolutely, in my opinion you do a huge amount of growing up in your twenties as well. I'm 25 and I still have a ways to go
I think most 28-29 year olds are still growing up.
Everyone is still growing up.
OF course they are... isn't that a fact
Yeah they just left high school lol
Of course they are! Some 30 year olds still are.
Of course. They aren't even really adults.
of course. most people that age are fucking idiots.
Yes I didn't feel like a adult til 23.
And people way past that age.
I dont think they are I FUCKING KNOW THEY ARE
Even the ones at 50 are still growing up
Do you think 18 and 19 year olds are doing it more though?
Even 30 year olds are growing...
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