After reading this week's material, I have found that "When I Was Your Age" followed the same thinking as I do. For example, I believe as humans we either step up to the plate or, well, fail. However, I believe the majority of the population handles responsibility and growing up rather well when faced with challenges. I also found myself agreeing with the author when she states, "if we have to grow up, we do it. If we don't, it's far nicer to linger". As a senior, I find it a little intimidating knowing that I am supposed to be a full-fledged adult in a few months, and of course I would love to "linger" in my college phase. However, this is not the case, and I have to embrace the next step of my life.
At times, I have often pondered overall human development as it relates to the physical and mental states. Although I haven't taken an anthropology course or had any lessons on evolution, I was always curious as to how humans have developed that "sense of responsibility" and the transition into adulthood. I also have wondered when an individual is considered an adult; more so, what makes an individual an adult? For example, is a human considered an adult when he or she turns a certain age, or when they achieve success, or rather when they take on an "adult" role such as parenthood? I hope these questions can be answered through discussions and readings as I would like to know other's thoughts on the matter. I suppose this will become a question of biology and culture, as we have previously discussed in class.