One of the big "rites of passage" as a teenager is getting your lisence. When getting your lisence you have come to the age where your parents have start trusting you more and your decisions as the driver become more important. I do believe that this experience helps us "become of age" if you want to call it. When you get your lisence you have more freedom and are now "cool" in the highschool world. Growing up in my opinion doesn't have an exact time period, I believe you grow up when you mature individually.
I also agree that we all mature at different times.
I do agree with when you get your license, it almost forces your parents to trust you more.
I agree, driving is a huge responsibility that shows maturity.
A big rite of passage in our culture is graduating high school and getting our diplomas. I think experiences are a huge part of coming of age because every one matures at different times, because of those experiences. You can't expect everyone to really mature at the same time because those experiences will either lead to you mature later or earlier.
I agree that graduating high school is a big step into growing up. I also agree that different experiences will contribute into when we mature.
I agree, graduation is a huge transition into big responsibilities. It also signifies an end of an area and the start of a new one.
I like how you said that we can't expect for everyone to mature at the same time.
A rite of passage I thought about right away was going to senior prom. Although in Salmon we all go to prom, typically for bigger high schools only seniors or juniors get into prom. Although some kids choose to opt out of going to the dance, it is a pretty typical rite that helps to show how you are almost done with high school. I don't think prom will do much to help someone grow up more, other than to just give them the final realization that their high school experience is coming to an end.
I think that growing up isn't a final thing, you are constantly growing and learning as a person. Even though you get told you are grown up when you go to college and move out of the house, you aren't truly ever grown up. Everybody has an inner child somewhere, who may be pushed down and never shown but is still always there.
I have not thought of Prom that way. That is a really good way to see it. I agree that we never really stop growing.
I agree with you that you never stop growing it is part of the prosses of growing up.
I like you found a different thought on this topic.
The "rites of passage" in my culture is being able to drink and drive when your 18. In American culture it is different but my parents still see that as the transition into adulthood. Being able to drive gives you more responsibility and more choices that impact your life and others. To me that is a big transition into adulthood. Leaving your parents and living alone is also a huge transition and impacts your life, whether it's good or bad.I think these experiences help us become more responsible adults. You are always growing and learning and there is no age where you ever stop.
I agree with you that having to move out of the house and become an adult is a big part of the "rites of passage."
I agree once you are able to drive you don't depend on your parents as much because you can go anywhere by yourself.
I agree and I think it is really cool that your parents still follow the traditional rules.
I like how your parents consider that a change into adulthood even though it's not American culture. I agree with moving away as a "rite of passage".
In "American culture", a big part of becoming an adult is getting a job. Unemployment rates are at an all time low since February of 2020 - in February it was 3.6%, and currently it is 3.8%. Everybody wants a job. The youth of today's world make it seem like money is a necessity, when most live under a roof where food and water is supported. I am no different however. I work five jobs, because in my mind I "need" the money.
Another right of passage would be becoming 18. This is where all the fun stuff happens in a persons life. You are finally old enough to vote, to own your own house, etc. It definitely has its drawbacks, however. For example, you have to start paying bills, taxes, all the fun stuff. If you are male, you have to register for the draft.
I didn't think about a job but that is a great one!
I totally agree Julian, getting a job definitely is a rite of passage and sort of signifies growing up.
Absolutely! Definitely to have the drive to work. I feel work is also the want to better yourself in different facets. :)
Some passages in American culture are the day of birth, graduation of high-school, marriage, retirement, and death. I think that these experiments do help us because they give you more freedom the older you get. Growing up in my opinion takes till after you graduate, that's when you branch out from your parents, go your own way in life and find out what you want to do without the control of your parents. You keep growing up but your life is all in your control.
I do agree with what you said about how you have to graduate to grow up. Of course people can grow and mature as a person throughout their elementary through high school career, but the amount of responsibility one gains after graduating is on a completely different level than anything before.
I feel that growing up takes your whole life because you make new mistakes every day up until you pass but you also lean new things.
I think a pretty big right of passage for Americans is when you gain all of the responsibility of our parents and or guardians. For example having to pay for living or health insurance. When you start have to work to provide for yourself. You may not be doing it well but everyone has to start somewhere. I think another massive right of passage for us is respect for others and ourselves. Maybe not respect but seeing a bigger picture, realizing that your just a small piece in one of the hardest puzzles we can comprehend. Handling thinks like an adult.
I think that you are totally right, and it kind of lines up with Julian's comment about getting a job just in a little bit more of a serious way because you have to provide for yourself a lot more than when you are still in the house with your parents versus when you move out and are on your own.
One of the major "rites of passage" in todays society is graduating high school. Graduating high school marks the transition from an adolescent to an adult because after graduation most people move out of their parents house and go to college or a trade school, I think this helps us come of age because once you move out you are technically on your own and have to supply your own food and living necessities. I think you never stop growing up because there is always something to learn and room to grow into an even better person that you are.
I agree that you never grow up. You're always learning new things everyday!
Some "rites of passages" in our culture include; baptisms, school graduation, moving out of your parents home, weddings, and retirement parties. These experiences are very important in our lives because it helps us to look forward to special celebrations that are boud to happen in our lives. It gives us a purpose in our life that can be good or bad. Some other "rites of passage" are; divorce, funerals, death, and break-ups. These are more of the not very happy "rites of passage". These are sometimes good depending on how your life is going. In life you need to have your ups and your downs or else you'll never learn from your mistakes in life. I feel that growing up is all throughout life, I don't think that anyone truley grows up. You're always learning new things or making more mistakes or getting a big accoplishment throughout your whole life.
I agree with all of the "rites of passage" it does give us something to look forward to in life.
I didn't think of retirement parties, I agree with you on that.
A right of passage our culture has is graduation. The United States of America makes the graduation a big deal. Once you graduate, there is a big shift in your responsibilities. You soon make the decision that will be the blueprint for the rest of your life. One decision could be deciding on weather to go to college or not.
This tradition defiantly helps the graduates grow up. It immediately places adult responsibility on them. It resembles the end of an area and a start of a new one.
Growing up is different for everyone. Growing up means different things for every person. For one person they grew up two years ago but in another person's eyes, they still havent grown up.
I agree at some point we are encouraged or pushed to grow up especially after graduating.
One "rites of passage" is turning 16, getting your diploma, getting your license, or even the celebration of being able to drink at 21. Everyone has different "rites of passage" in their own opionion. My "right of passage" would be getting my diploma. Getting my diploma means I'm one step closer to getting my dream job, it's a start on life. Others may be important to others like getting their license because it's like a huge step of freedom. You never stop growing. You will always have a "rite of passage" just small ones or even bigger ones later in life.
I agree that everyone has a different "rite of passage" for everyone and getting your diploma is one of the big ones.
In our society we don't really have a big set and stone "rites of passage". Most coming of age things are dependent on the household and the age for each can vary as well. Some different rites I view that represent coming of age would have to be getting your high school diploma. When you receive your diploma it resembles finishing school and starting a new chapter less dependent on others like your parents.
Everyone matures at a different rate. Everyone is always growing up no matter what the age. You always are learning and growing mentally. At a certain age though you get to decide how you want to mature and live in society. That age can be different for everyone. I would say most don't fully understand that until they reach the point in society when they're forced to.
The "rites of passage" in our culture can be graduating, marriage, and getting our lisence. These things definitely makes us feel like we are getting older and growing up. Marriage is a big one because you are becoming a family and taking care of someone else. Marriage shows resposiblity and respect. There are even religous "rites of passage" such as baptism and bar mitzvah. My thought on does these things define that we have grown up is that no I don't. I say this because in the physical sense yes we have grown up but in the mental state no because we grow up through experiences. For example there are kids who take care of familys better then some parents. We mentally grow and mature through our life experiences.
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