Imagine having a clean house, clean dishes, and well-organized furniture. If you loved this feeling you got after imagining this, you are definitely an adult. Join the gang! Adulting is definitely a challenge, especially for those who just can not accept that they are old. Sorry for the reality check you are going to get but it is what it is folks. It is finally the time to accept the fact that you are getting old. Adult life is genuinely really hard and comes with its own perks. Some start off with a job, while some with family. Both are some of the hardest duties that adult life imposes on you, so good luck to all of us for trying to survive.
A Berkeley Based Psychologist, named Diana Divecha, told in her interview that scientifically, “developmental scientists consider adulthood to begin when the prefrontal cortex, the front-most region of the brain, finishes developing, at around 25 years of age.” She further explained, providing with more logical reasoning that, “This area is most well-known for its ‘executive function,’ or being the ‘manager’ of oneself. It supports abilities like planning ahead, regulating emotions and impulsivity, complex thought and reasoning, problem-solving and decision-making, and managing one’s attentional focus,” Therefore, in easy words, adulting can be one hell of a task!
This article will look at 50 hilarious transitions of moving to the adult world. The best part is, everyone has their own transition and their own time to accept because the moment you realize you have become an adult, it is over for you. People might keep enforcing that you are an adult, but unless you accept it yourself, you will always be a child within. So the shift is always unpredictable but hilarious in numerous ways. Today, we will make you laugh and relate to all these memes one by one.
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1. Everyone’s dream!
2. When you know the struggle is real!
3. That is literally the true depiction.
4. A little motivation!
5. Why people why?
6. That is me!
7. The best kind of feeling…
8. Been there, done that!
9. Someone please stop me!
10. Too late for that now!
11. Major relate!
12. And a suitcase to carry all that emotional baggage!
13. Harsh truth!
14. That is how I deal with my laundry…
15. A clear indication…
17. In case you were wondering!
18. Literally all of us!
19. It all starts with not showing up at family gatherings…
20. They’re robots!
21. Damn that hit me…
22. Quite literally!
23. No one talks about the real things…
24. That is how they take over you!
25. It is actually frustrating.
The age where you become an adult varies from person to person, for some, they do adult things at the age of 20 while for some, they completely consider adulthood at the age of 30. “What we’re really saying is that to have a definition of when you move from childhood to adulthood looks increasingly absurd,” claims Professor Peter Jones, from Cambridge University. “It’s a much more nuanced transition that takes place over three decades.” The argument that they likely prefer is that a person who is of 18 years of age is still going through the growing-up process and the continuous changes in the brain and the nervous system which make them more prone to mental health issues and disorders.
In WEIRD societies (Western, Educated, Industrial, Rich, Democratic), Dr. Divencha explained an adulting process that entailed, “The first phase begins with puberty, when the sex hormones begin their real job, to remodel the brain in order to prepare for adulthood. This is a time when respect from the peer group takes on new importance as nature prepares young people to eventually leave the nest and form new social groups.” Moreover, she explained how troublesome it could be for certain people, “But this can be a bumpy period at first, so it’s helpful for teens to stay open and optimistic, and to have a few different peer groups. It’s also easy to be impulsive in this phase, so cultivating discernment (wise decision-making and action), and taking a moment to think before acting can be helpful, and at times, even life-saving.”
26. The pain is real!
27. Honestly, same!
28. ‘I’m not ready yet!’
29. Regret ever saying that!
30. That is the part of healing process!
Furthermore, identity exploration is usually called the second phase, where you are usually exploring yourself. “This is a period of great creativity, so to the extent possible, it’s helpful to try new things and explore possible interests,” Divecha explained. “Some will fit, others will not, but all will be helpful information about what matters to each individual. Learn how the world works: Get real-world work experience, learn how corporations and social media manipulate the public for profit, work on real-world problems, and find adult mentors—they offer crucial bridges to adulthood. And finally learn skills—practical skills like cooking, laundry, cleaning, and personal finance, as well as interpersonal communication and emotion-regulation skills.”
31. The trauma this gave me…
32. Feeling accomplished!
33. Every single time!
34. The old songs hit you differently!
35. The stress this gives me…
According to Dr. Divecha, the third phase is the early stages of adulthood that require getting a job, maintaining a relationship and taking care of yourself, etc. So she had this to say, “Learning from mentors and gaining emotional and interpersonal skills continue to be important. Flexibility and adaptability are key, too, as young adults frequently change jobs until they land one that feels like a good fit or they create their own independent/entrepreneurial path.”
“Some core aspects of personality, like sensitivity, reactivity, or easy-going-ness, tend to be pretty stable from early in life throughout the lifespan. But your ability to know yourself and learn to express and manage your personality in fulfilling ways can improve a lot over time,” Divecha said. “You can learn when and how to modulate your personality to better fit a situation, or on the other hand, change your situation to better fit your personality.”
36. Feeling the soft mattress under you is heavenly!
37. This kind of to-do list
38. Ugh, so unsettling!
39. The things no one talks about
40. We all know a person like this!
Adulthood is a process of change and evolving, “And yet, outside events can still come along and radically change you. For example, if you had a rough start in life, a good relationship or therapy later in adulthood can transform the rest of your life for the better. Or, on the other hand, if your life has been going okay and you suddenly experience great adversity, that, too, can change you forever. The brain remains flexible throughout the lifespan but it is more easily adaptable early in life.”
Professor Jones believes that experienced criminal judges realize the fact 19-year old and 30-year old criminals have a completely opposite mindset and the way they react to certain things also varies, “I think the system is adapting to what’s hiding in plain sight, that people don’t like (the idea of) a caterpillar turning into a butterfly,” he said. “There isn’t a childhood and then adulthood. People are on a pathway, they’re on a trajectory.”
41. Knees do be hurting all the time
42. I was always at this age tbh!
43. The pain…
44. The story of my life!
45. Checking all five of them!
46. Bro same!
47. I still can’t do that!
48. The part of growing up we all hate, paying for ourselves!
50. Every time tbh!
I hope this article helps you learn and understand the adult world. These pictures were the actual depictions of how being an adult really feels like. It is actually exhausting to teach yourself all the practical issues and their solutions. Keeping up with the new situations thrown at you and finding your way through life, moving forward toward your dreams and aspirations while working hard to get that goal, can all be incredibly stressful when you start thinking about it.
I honestly do not know how adults do it, I could never! Sometimes I look at my parents and genuinely wonder how do they do it because they do an amazing job. For some, who just do not want to grow up, this is going to hit like a truck because if you relate to any of these posts, I am sorry to tell you this my friend, but you are becoming an adult whether you like it not!
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