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What makes a adult from a child

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#17 Toglos

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Posted 13 March 2015 - 05:24 pm


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#18 Xaphan

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:47 pm




Personally I would say that the difference is not a tied down string of words as all can be argued against.


The answer I think is your own sense of the realisation of adulthood.


Think along the lines of when you stopped having to rely on your parents and on how excited you actually get about things in general.

A childs view would typically be that adults are boring. 



I suppose in a layman fashion, the following summarises,


Child: Parental reliance.


Adult: When was the last time I spoke to Mum?


The transition is lost between the two.

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#19 Frogadelic

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 08:47 am

Besides the obvious things as their size and what the laws say  :P


i do think the experience factor is greatest, due to the fact children can be more mature thenn adults.
same as parental reliance, are kids who make their own fate and adults who are 40 and still live with their parents and never had a bf/gf.

Know of i a guy who is 40 who never left his parents, is affraid of going to a different city thenn the one who he grew up in, unless his mother joins him. (no he is not handicapped)


I think the life u lead will define at what point u "grow up", if u are forced to "grow up" due to circumstances age wont matter at all, only think that matters is how u deal with "new" responibilties.

Same can be said if u live in a bubble where u are kept small and don't know anything outside that "safety bubble". He will "grow up "later once the bubble breaks.


in short: i say life experiences and dealing with the responibiliy thrown at u.


(hope not to many typ-o's)

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#20 Xaphan

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:58 pm

A real simple answer would be that I will always be a child no matter what.

You will always be the child of your parents, but only attain adult status when they are the ones asking to borrow money ;)


Your 40 year old is more child than adult as his parental reliance is still at the fore.

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#21 Fitton

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 03:23 pm

I'm only an adult when I have to be.

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