Emerging Adulthood

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the most part. These years in a persons life have often been referred to as emerging adulthood.
Emerging adults have reached a step up from childhood but are not yet ready to fully take on adult responsibilities. This part of life is open to many new experiences which can be very good for the morality of this upcoming generation of adults. People find themselves changing majors in college or taking different classes to explore their interests and find out where they best belong in their future career field.
In this period of time, it is hard to advance in a career field without having education further than a high school diploma. Hence, the reason many people are starting families and careers later in life because they cannot simply graduate high school and get a job to support a family comfortably. This situation makes the changing from being an adolescent to an adult much more drawn out. Our culture creates this outlook on how we should live. In other countries it is harder to go to school and most people jump straight into adulthood rather than having such a long emerging period.
A lot of times emerging adults take a lower standard of living in order to leave home sooner, allowing that person an independence and self reliability they have not yet experienced. After a taste of the life on their own, most young adults end up moving back home at some time for numerous reasons. From my own experience, I can say that if you have lived on your own, moving back home is one of the most difficult things to try to settle back into. Although, if it is done at the right time, leaving home can help a person grow toward adulthood a substantial amount. People who are not ready for the experience end up ultimately hurting themselves by trying to move their lives forward to quickly. Moving out before you are ready can cause some people to less further their education, rather…...

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