Being An Adult Essay

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When you think of the word adult many things may come to mind; age, responsibility, being the bigger person and goals are just a few. Everyone eventually becomes an adult but just because you turn eighteen does not mean you should be considered as one. “I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody 's going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you 're here. And when you don 't, well, you suffer the consequences.” (Adam Savage, brainyquote.com) Adulthood requires sacrifice and a good mindset. Sometimes people aren’t shown how to take care of themselves, this being either too babied or not having anyone to look up to. Growing up is hard but no one says you have to do it alone. It is nice to get advice here and there from those that have been through the newly-adulted stage. Being an adult is not just an age.
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One child may take the others toy leaving the second child to react just as the other, and steal their toy in return. An adult would turn the other cheek when something may be bothering them instead of finding ways to get back at someone. Being an adult means being the bigger person in difficult situations. I believe that if you consider yourself an adult you do not express things to other adults such as “I swear I’m going to fight you if you keep it up with that attitude” out loud. Also arguing with adults on social media, like fighting on Facebook honestly makes you seem more childish than a three-year-old. It may be very hard sometimes to hold back what your mind so desperately wants to say but an adult would know to just walk away from it. Unlike bills, the amount of conflict and drama can be reduced by letting things go and moving on. This is important because in the end no one else technically has to have your back, so you need to do what is best for yourself and if that means losing an argument then so be
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