When we look at the generations before ours things were very different, some of the differences might have made it easier while others made things harder. Each generation had boundaries and obstacles that they had to overcome, but they all had their own way of doing things and getting through tough times. A common issue for Generation Y is the expectation that we should, almost instantly, act and live like adults once we become of a certain age. Robin Marantz Henig says there are scientific claims that “brains are not fully developed until the mid-twenties…” (Evans, n.d.) That being said, we may act as though we are mature adults but mentally we are not fully prepared for adulthood. Along with the expectation to act and live like adults, many of us receive no real guidance to the “re...
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... all we know, growing up in a time where technology is a main part of society. We may be very dependent on our social lives and having that is important as long as it is balanced and positive, learning to balance our lives among family, friends, school, and money is a big part of adulthood.
Overall, I believe that my generation, even with all the flaws, is a very educated, and resourceful generation. We do have many obstacles that can hold us back from reaching adulthood, but so did the generations before us. I think that as long as we have the drive and motivation to go out on our own and achieve that level of growth, we can. As a whole we cannot allow the labels to define us. If we use the labels as motivation we will be able to prove to those that believe we lack in certain areas that we are actually capable and willing to make that step into becoming an adult.
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