Experiencing the transition from adolescence to young adulthood confronts a person with role transitions, which involve taking on new responsibilities and developing mentally as people move from one phase of life to the next. Beginning at the age of twenty and up to the age of thirty adolescents will experience several role transitions such as, the completion of at least four years of college. Young adults also tend to formulate specific paths or dreams of the career they wish to have or work towards in their future.
The passage from teenager to adulthood can be one of the most complicated and confusing processes an adolescent can experience. It is especially confusing since the teenager is not totally sure what it means to be an adult, and how he is supposed to achieve this level of maturity. If one doesn’t know what it means to be an adult, it’s much harder to attain this maturity since they don’t know how to reach this point. However, there are many speculations and opinions about what it means to be an adult and what one must accomplish in order to reach this point. So how is a measly little teenager supposed to know when adulthood is reached? There are certain things a teenager should understand before the age of adulthood is reached. This understanding is what makes the difference between childhood and adulthood, not age or size.
Many associate adulthood and maturity with the age or even the size of a person. This however is not true. Age only matters to a point. Once the child is out of the age of innocence, and knows the difference between right and wrong, he gets a chance to be responsible, and make a decision that is either right or wrong. Confronting the consequences of your actions can be a good and simple definition of what being an adult really means. The maturity a teenager can reach depends on how he confronts his actions. They will only progress in the quest to reach maturity if they confront the good decisions they made as well as the not so good ones.