Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Well, I've been graduated for a week and a half. I have a job, I have my own apartment, and I have bills to pay. And yet, I still don't feel like an adult. I'm not really sure when that feeling comes. Is it something I'll just wake up one day and have? Will I never feel like an adult? Will it come when I get married? Have kids?

And, then there's the question of whether or not a distinction ought to be drawn between being an adult and being responsible. If so, I don't know if really know many adults. If not, then is responsibility an essential part of adulthood? I would like to think so, but I'm not really sure. In the interest of quantification of data, here is a list of things that count for and against my alleged adulthood.

1. I have two jobs.
2. I have an apartment.
3. I pay bills.
4. I fulfill domestic responsibilities (for the most part).

1. I own hundreds of comic books.
2. I own several action figures.
3. My parents still pay some of my bills.
4. I don't have health insurance.

Perhaps the jury is still out on whether or not I qualify as an adulthood.

“The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.”


BrightenedBoy said...

I have been obsessed with questions like this one lately.

I'm twenty-one years old and don't feel the least bit like an adult. Maybe adulthood is just what you make it. Some people never become serious, never lose their silliness or their love for doing ridiculous (and hilarious) things.

I loved the cartoon, by the way.

What field did you get a job in.

Having your own apartment must feel so satisfying.

Brint Montgomery said...

I say you are 90% adult, and with a trend that is your friend.