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One question that wanders around the world is, “When do people truly grow up?” There isn’t necessarily an answer. 

Everyone grows up at different times and in different ways.

Maturity is the key to growing up. Two people could be the same age but act completely different. Households hold a big play on maturity levels. Eighteen-year-olds are claimed as “adults,” but most people don’t truly grow up until twenty-five. According to Psychology Today, “Current theories of emerging adulthood define this developmental period as marked by five pillars: a time of possibilities, instability, identity explorations, self-focus, and ambivalence toward adult status.” There are many events in life that change people’s ways. Depending on what a person goes through is also depending on when their adulthood begins. 

Others believe that when a person turns eighteen, that’s when they’re considered “grown up.” This is incorrect because legally being an adult doesn’t mean someone is mentally. Depending on home lives, education, and relationships, everyone goes at a different pace.

People should stop thinking that they need to begin adulthood just because they’re eighteen. It’s okay to grow up faster or slower than someone else. Maturity will determine a person’s adulthood.

Twenty-five is when a person should be into adulthood. Once education and money is set, a person should be comfortable to start their own lives. Having a mature mindset can help adulthood go smoothly. 

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Olivia Busico
Olivia Busico, Opinion Writer
Livi is a Junior at Struthers High School and is 17 years old. She is in Journalism 1 as an opinion writer. Livi enjoys swimming, amusement parks, attending concerts/events, shopping, and sleeping. Her favorite subject in school is English. She enjoys spending time with her friends and boyfriend. Livi’s favorite singer is “A Boogie wit the Hoodie.” Livi is involved within her school. She plays softball and is involved in 3 clubs: Medical Careers Club, Interact Club, and Future Teachers Club. Livi enjoys playing softball and has been a part of the community for 13 years. Livi used to work at Dairy Queen in Struthers but now works at Gordon Food Services. She’s been there for a little over a month and couldn't ask for a better crew to work with. Livi’s favorite part of Journalism is having the opportunity to choose what she writes about. Her main goal for the school year is to get into National Honor Society and maintain straight A’s. Math has always been a challenge for her, but Mr.Matzye makes it more fun and understanding. Livi wants to become an Ultrasound Technician after High School and is looking forward to graduating next year.
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