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(Fark)   Celebrating high school graduation is hilarious since in retrospect it's not that great of a milestone in transitioning to adulthood. What IS a milestone of maturity that isn't marked or celebrated?   (fark.com) divider line 57
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2014-05-30 08:07:38 AM
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THESE PIPES ARE CLEAN!
 
2014-05-30 08:11:43 AM
Going to one of your parents' funerals.
 
2014-05-30 08:15:25 AM
I guess I was an adult at 11. But I couldn't stay for the entire funeral so maybe only half adult.
 
2014-05-30 08:28:45 AM

mr_a: Going to one of your parents' funerals.


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2014-05-30 08:29:34 AM
Summons for jury duty.
 
2014-05-30 08:33:19 AM
First ejaculation?

(Today I am a fountain pen!)
 
2014-05-30 08:46:13 AM
First legal drink

/seriously, I always thought, at least in American culture, that getting one's drivers' license was the real mark of transition between childhood and adulthood
 
2014-05-30 08:47:50 AM
Buying your first hang glider.
 
2014-05-30 08:54:41 AM
Beer.  Beer is the center of everything.
 
2014-05-30 09:00:59 AM
Your first 3-way

Then your first 4-way
 
2014-05-30 09:04:37 AM
Divorce.

Losing your  job in your career field

Death of a loved one
 
2014-05-30 09:09:14 AM
Bifocals.
 
2014-05-30 09:25:33 AM
Having to take care of someone who cannot care for themselves. For most of us that is the birth of a child.
But for some it is caring for a sick, injured or elderly person that is not a job.

If you have a maturity to put aside most of your needs and desires to be able to care for another - that is a good sign of being an adult.
 
2014-05-30 09:28:31 AM
Learning to masturbate properly.
 
2014-05-30 09:30:50 AM
Recognizing that you suck as a human being and taking the difficult steps to overcome that and become a decent one.
 
2014-05-30 09:39:23 AM
First time tried as an adult.


(didn't "march" for either my high school or college graduations . . . just mail me the damned diploma).
 
2014-05-30 09:41:44 AM
Becoming a productive member of society - getting a job and paying taxes.
 
2014-05-30 09:42:00 AM
First prostate exam?

Or, gynecological exam, if you're a broad.
 
2014-05-30 09:46:32 AM
First pregnancy scare.
 
2014-05-30 09:51:43 AM
As you age.... your last solid poop.
 
2014-05-30 09:54:50 AM
To me one of the biggest milestones of early adulthood was when I first moved out on my own. Not to a dorm, but to an actual home of my own where I was supporting myself.
 
2014-05-30 09:58:39 AM

Danger Mouse: Divorce.

Losing your  job in your career field

Death of a loved one


Beaver1224: First pregnancy scare.


Pretty much all these.

About all I can think of that hasn't been mentioned already is realizing you're totally at ease talking to strangers and you have absolutely no fear of public speaking anymore. Generalizing this, conquering any phobia.

/still working on heights
 
2014-05-30 10:07:00 AM
when shy bladder is no longer an issue, and you can pee anywhere, in front of anyone.
 
2014-05-30 10:07:15 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Recognizing that you suck as a human being and taking the difficult steps to overcome that and become a decent one.


 Good luck. Let us know when you start!

/ducks.
 
2014-05-30 10:26:18 AM
First time your parents divorce
First time passing out from lack of sleep
First time where your political/social/religious views don't mirror those of your parents.
 
2014-05-30 10:28:37 AM
First time you pay a bill without being nagged, either by the parents or debt collector.
 
2014-05-30 10:32:45 AM
For me, it was watching my older sister die from Huntington's disease. I was 23. That shiat will make anyone 'grow up' quickly.
 
2014-05-30 10:36:54 AM
The 1st time your fall in real love.  Not teenage infatuation or sexual attraction but real love.  It was, for me anyway, one of the most awesome and terrifying times in my life.
 
2014-05-30 10:38:42 AM
Realizing that your dad is not your enemy and bridging that generation gap.

/just two weeks before he drops dead of a massive heart attack
 
2014-05-30 10:41:33 AM

Danger Mouse: Satan's Bunny Slippers: Recognizing that you suck as a human being and taking the difficult steps to overcome that and become a decent one.

 Good luck. Let us know when you start!

/ducks.


Heh.  Never said I was doing for yous guys!
 
2014-05-30 10:48:07 AM

kid_icarus: To me one of the biggest milestones of early adulthood was when I first moved out on my own. Not to a dorm, but to an actual home of my own where I was supporting myself.


This. I have two nephews who are 26 years old (not twins, different parents) who both still live with their parents. Both have degrees, but one has a part-time job at a local gym and the other is unemployed. Legally they have been adults for years, but sadly both are stunted little boys.
/No sympathy for the parents; they made/allowed this.
 
2014-05-30 10:53:30 AM
For me I would say when my first son was born.

maxx2112:
(didn't "march" for either my high school or college graduations . . . just mail me the damned diploma).

I didn't want to walk in my college graduation.  I told my mom that and she flipped the fark out. Looking back though, I am glad I did.  I was her only kid that she got to see graduate college.
 
2014-05-30 11:05:48 AM
1) First time it hits home that your future is really up to you, your choices and your initiative, and no one is there telling you what you have to do to succeed.  Usually hits people about 2-4 years after they finish schooling.  For the "live in Mom's basement" crowd, this reality may take longer to materialize.

2) First time you hit an age where you have memories of your parents at that same age.  The difference between your perception of them based on your memory and your perception now that you have appreciation for the broader circumstances of their life are interesting, and somewhat strip away some of the remaining illusions you have about your parents.
 
2014-05-30 11:44:37 AM
The first time there is nobody to help you when you're in trouble
The first time you're in jail
The first time you beat a man badly enough that getting caught means time behind bars
The first time you walk away from something that should have killed you
The first time you put your life in danger to save somebody you care about
 
2014-05-30 01:02:02 PM

Beaver1224: First pregnancy scare.


Hope it is just a scare. I knew a girl who was impregnated the very first time she went "all the way."
 
2014-05-30 01:39:51 PM
Forgiving your parents.
 
2014-05-30 01:39:51 PM
Laying down your first crunchy groove.
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2014-05-30 02:42:50 PM

The_Philosopher_King: Beaver1224: First pregnancy scare.

Hope it is just a scare. I knew a girl who was impregnated the very first time she went "all the way."


Me too.  Have a wonderful niece from just that.
 
2014-05-30 03:44:49 PM
Losing your virginity.
 
2014-05-30 03:53:44 PM

Beaver1224: First pregnancy scare.


Finding a doctor on my own...in my case due to the preceding.

Also, realizing that I was earning money faster than I could spend it.
 
2014-05-30 04:05:59 PM
Most of the above are just signs of age, not maturity.  How about:

Paying your own way;
paying your bills on time;
taking responsibility for your own shiat;
being responsible for someone else.
 
2014-05-30 04:35:48 PM

AbiNormal: Losing your virginity.


I thought I covered that in the 8008135.
 
2014-05-30 04:48:55 PM

tbaughm: First time your parents divorce
First time passing out from lack of sleep
First time where your political/social/religious views don't mirror those of your parents.


The FIRST time your parents divorce? How many times did your parents get married and divorced?

Guess I was adult at 13. Actually, that sounds sort-of right, since I had to take over for my father in some ways.
 
2014-05-30 05:08:23 PM
Walking away from a fight you know can win.
 
2014-05-30 06:11:49 PM

dittybopper: AbiNormal: Losing your virginity.

I thought I covered that in the 8008135.


Sorry. My bad.
 
2014-05-30 07:55:38 PM

Smeggy Smurf: The first time there is nobody to help you when you're in trouble
The first time you're in jail
The first time you beat a man badly enough that getting caught means time behind bars
The first time you walk away from something that should have killed you
The first time you put your life in danger to save somebody you care about


dafuq???

note to self:  don't fark with Smeggy Smurf.
 
2014-05-30 08:25:37 PM

Gunboat: Smeggy Smurf: The first time there is nobody to help you when you're in trouble
The first time you're in jail
The first time you beat a man badly enough that getting caught means time behind bars
The first time you walk away from something that should have killed you
The first time you put your life in danger to save somebody you care about

dafuq???

note to self:  don't fark with Smeggy Smurf.


It's ok as long as it's all in good fun.  Just don't believe a word spoken or sight seen when the run gets flowing.  And whatever you do, don't try to explain it.  Nobody will believe you.  Especially the cops.  They're humorless that way.
 
2014-05-30 09:27:07 PM
Participating in a body recovery at the bottom of a 200 foot deep open air pit. Age 25...
 
2014-05-30 11:09:20 PM
Signing the papers for my first mortgage.
 
2014-05-31 02:22:20 AM
Buying your first new couch/sofa.

/my brother's 34 and has not done this
 
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