Tag Archives: adulthood

Becoming an adult is like being stranded on Mars, right?

Well, there Matt Damon goes again, getting terminally stuck on another planet (see: Interstellar). However, this time, he is not taking action against humanity. No, Damon as Mark Watney in The Martian comes to represent the capacity of man to … Continue reading

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Goal of an Adult: Survive

Earlier this year, I defined an adult as a person who could make responsible decisions and then face the consequences of his/her decisions. I still stand by my definition, but I would like to add to it, now having watched The … Continue reading

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Millennials Gone Crazy

Link to article: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/fashion/millennials-mic-workplace.html *********Claims 1-7 have specific evidence. Claim 1: “But running an office made up exclusively of millennials, it turns out, is not without its snags.” Evidence: His philosophy was tested when Mr. Pavelski, Mic’s director of programming, requested … Continue reading

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Claim yourself ‘adulting’ if you’ve just began to take things seriously

Editorial:  How I learned to love “adulting” —the word, if not the act   Claim 1:  ‘Part of being an adult is taking ownership of your mistakes, moving on and doing everything in your power not to make them again.’ Analysis: … Continue reading

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Even though we’re brightest, is a dark future imminent?

Original Article Marked up Article The editorial that I have chosen to use is titled: We’re Making Life Too Hard for Millennials written by Steven Rattner. This editorial comes from a fairly reliable source, the New York Times, which has … Continue reading

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How (Complete) Adulthood Doesn’t Ever Happen

An Editorial Response to How Adulthood Happens  by David Brooks in the New York Times (published June 12, 2015). Find my marked up version here. Claim: “The people who endure this rite of passage have often attended colleges where they were not … Continue reading

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Adulthood, the past and present

“Is Adulthood Dying?.” Harvard University Press Blog, 23 September 2014, American History, Sociology, http://harvardpress.typepad.com/hup_publicity/2014/09/is-adulthood-dying-steven-mintz.html. Accessed 16 Sept. 2016. This article from Harvard University Press talks about the how the old definition of adulthood from 1950s is diminishing. It asserts that the adulthood … Continue reading

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Am I an Adult or an Emerging Adult?: An Annotated Bibliography

Arnett, Jeffery Jenson. “Adolescence Terminable and Interminable: When does Adolescence End?.” Journal of Adult Development, Vol, 23, No. 5, Springer US, 1994, 517-537. Springer Link, http://link.springer.com. The article, “Adolescence Terminable and Interminable: When does adolescences end?,” by Jeffrey Arnett is … Continue reading

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Defining Adulthood —— Annotated Bibliography

KENISTON, KENNETH. “In Search of Adulthood.” New York Times (1923-Current file), New York, N.Y., 1979. In the article, the author provided a thorough analysis of Peter Blos’ search for the adulthood of the adolescents. As an accomplished psychoanalytical researcher and … Continue reading

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The economy changed adulthood

  Blue, Alexis. “Are Millennials Redefining Adulthood?” UANews, The University of Arizona, 28 July 2014, https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/are-millennials-redefining-adulthood This article provides Millennials’ opinions on their own coming-of-age. Blue provides statistics on what the young people would define themselves as. She also divides … Continue reading

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