Some rights of passage in our culture is like maybe getting your license or something. And I think that it depends on the person and their maturity level in life.
I said drivers license too because I think this is a huge responsibility that turns you into and adult rather than a kid.
I agree that it depends on the person.
I agree getting your license is a rite of passage.
A rite of passage in our culture is like getting your drivers license, this allows you more freedom along with responsibility. Experiences help us come to age by letting us learn and mature accordingly. I think no matter how old you are you continue to grow up and learn. We are constantly discovering new things that change the way we think.
I agree that we’re always learning and growing.
We are never done learning and maturing
Moving out of your parents house is typically an American rite of passage. Another is getting a job, or your first car, or a drivers license, and graduating or getting married. Yes I would say these help us age. Growing up takes years. It’s different for everyone but it shouldn’t take a lifetime. A lot will happen within a short time of each other.
MOving out is a good one.
I think moving out used to be seen as good, but nowadays, people are living with their parents longer and they don’t go off on their own.
I agree that certain people take more or less time to mature.
I agree that it’s different for everybody.
I agree with you Jonah
I didn’t think of graduating as a right of passage
Yea moving out definitely makes you an adult.
Rites of passage in our culture could be a sweet sixteen, getting a car or a license, even getting out of high school. We are taught to act mature but for the most part in America, we don’t. We don’t really come of age because we are always learning and growing in some way.
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These are some really great examples.
My sweet sixteen was 4 days ago and I feel the same. But I had a license and car when I was 15 so that’s probably why.
We have “Sweet Sixteens,” but no certain experiences help us come of age. You can age based on experience, but a birthday party can’t do anything other than boost your ego. Growing up takes however long you take to grow up. Some people have a grown disposition from a very young age and I know elderly people that haven’t grown up.
I said the same thing about sweet sixteens.
I agree m
I agree that growing up isn’t just something that happens.
A rite of passage would be like turning 16 or your sweet sixteen. I think they help us to grow up and become more independent. I think you’re always growing up because you’re always learning. You really never stop growing up.
Wow that’s good
Yes this is a good one!
I like your point of view. I like th idea of continuing to grow in my life. It would be boring to stay in the same spot for too long.
I like what you said about never growing up.
Entering high school is one rite of passage. I think it helps a little bit. I think you never really grow up you just mature.
One of the rites of passage in our culture is graduation. After high school, and into college, we are seen as “adults”. Graduation helps us beacause we are finally have to take responsibility and learn how to live in the world. Another rite of passage could be going to a party and getting........drunk. Other things like that are seen as cool and grown up. DON’T DO DRUGS KIDS.
I agree that graduation is a rite of passage.
Good one Janessa.
Agreed but yeah some people see growing up as freedom to have more fun. Hugs not drugs though.
I think it is cool that you said we are “seen” as being grown up. Society sees us as grown up but it is not necessarily true
In our culture, an eighteenth birthday or leaving for college are “rites of passage”. I think that with every birthday, more responsibility is handed to us as a gift from society. Expectations are raised and the lack to meet them creates more disappointment. I don’t think there is a specific age where we all “grow up”. I think growing up is dependent on life experiences, and nobody has the same exact childhood.
I think that is very true
One right of passage is graduating high school and going into a career. Yes these experiences help us. Growing up takes a long time, it just depends on how your going to live your life and succeed
I think that you ar correct
A few rites of passage we have are receiving your drivers license and getting your first job. I think these experiences help kind of grow up and become more mature. I think once you feel ready to go out into the world on your own, your grown up.
Some rites of passage in our culture are weddings, funerals and graduations. Also retirement could be one. These mark growing, and maturing. I believe that these do help us recognize us growing up and come of age and the process may take a long time and work. I think growing up takes us as long as it takes to grow and strengthen ourselves and our talents.
Retirement is a good one
I like that you said weddings and funerals. It’s interesting.
A rite of passage might be moving out of your house and going to college. Also for some people it could be getting your license or graduating. Yeah these could help us come of age.
Yeah I agree
A rite of passage in our culture may be starting high school or collage. These experiences help us “come of age” by teaching us how to be responsible and hard work. I think growing up is different for everyone. Some people feek grown up when they leave the house, while other people never really grow up and act immature all their life.
Yeah I think some people in our grade fit the last sentence.
Some rights of passage in our culture are moving out, graduating, going to college, getting a job, and stating a family. I think that these “rights of passage” help you learn and mature which is part of growing up. Growing up takes different amounts of time for different people, most of the time people grow up around 20-30 years old.
Very well said Erik
Starting a family is a big one.
Some rites of passage include baptisms, turning into a teenager, and graduating from high school. I do not think these rituals define when we come of age. We still come of age wether there’s a ritual or not. I think we all come of age at different times in our lives. The age I think, is 18 because that’s when we leave the house.
Some of the things that I thought of were getting a phone and a car. I think these things help us feel more mature. I think growing up stops when you get to you later years of high school and have to start thinking about college and your future job.
I think that once you turn 18 is your rite of passage. Once you turn18 you can vote and you start to have real responsibilities. It is usually when you leave the house and you are not supported by your parents.
Leaving the house is a very good one that I forgot about
I forgot about becoming able to vote. What a guy.
I think in our culture we focus a lot on age. There aren’t really any experiences that aren’t gated by age. For example driving is an experience but you have to be a certain age to drive. Graduating from high school is one as well but you can only start school at a certain age. I think age is a good average for people growing up however there are people that grow up faster or slower.
Think growing up takes your whole lives since we are always growing and learning. I think a big passage to adult hood would be graduating highschool.
I think so too.
I think a big rite of passage is graduating high school. Another one is getting your drivers license or passport. These make you into an adult because they give you freedom.
I think that a “rite of passage” in our culture is a graduations. It kind of marks the end of an era. I think that this kind of makes you realize that you are on your own. I think that growing up takes a lifetime and for some people, it never happens all the way.
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