Tuesday, July 20, 2010
At what point do we become old?
I was informed the other day that as a 26 year old the phrase, "young, dumb and 26," just did not work as a statement.
Does one have to embrace adulthood once they pass 25?
Everyone has different milestones to adulthood. Theoretically I became an "adult" at 13 when I had my Bat Mitzvah, but even so, parent aged people of my temple would not have truly considered us newly Bar and Bat Mitzvahed middle school aged people to be adults. We were still clearly kids. Some people feel adulthood happens when one moves out of home and has to begin working and supporting themselves. Going to college allows us to postpone this, and heading off for further education continues to keep people in a bubble of being in an educational system rather than "the real world." Some people marry and become adults, but as someone who is single, does that prevent adulthood from happening? I have always thought that people who are married with children are magically transformed into adults from all the responsibilities they face.
So although I am clearly not dumb, and not young for a 26 year old, I do consider myself young. And I believe this is a good thing.
(Discussion partially inspired by the fact that although MM has advertised my correct age, on OMP updating birthdays is not a default, and until yesterday I was still a wee bit younger than I currently am.)
Photos by Gary M Photo in Ohio. Lately my back has been in pain - seeing some of these photos, it is no surprise to me why. Modeling can be tough on the body, but the contortions are worth it when photos look this awesome.