December 15, 2014
Perspectives on Change in Adulthood
“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Initially, I was a bit hesitant to use this quote because I thought it might not translate well. With that being said, I concluded that I truly do like the notion of not having the ability to return to “yesterday,” and that is a big “yesterday” in my mind since I think remaining in the past is the worst idea. Not only do I feel that living in the past is wrong, but it is dumb, on account of ruining relationships with family; spouses and friends, as well as one's life.
Adulthood has no road sign to declare its start (for example adolescence is made known by the occurrence puberty).
In my opinion, an individual transitioning into early adulthood is concerned with improving the capacity to experience affection: attempting to build connections and get a sense of faithful love, at least that I what I was looking for. Long‐term bonds are formed, and oftentimes marriage in addition to children. The young adult face choices related to their career. These decisions affect not only the person making the decision, but their relationships (family, friends, and acquaintances), child care, job stress, political views, friends, location of residence, as well as other aspects of their life.
As for middle adulthood, a major hurdle is to produce a genuine concern for the welfare future generations. The challenges include accepting and adapting to physiological modifications. Even though a midlife crisis is not viewed as a universal phenomenon, during one's 40s and 50s develops the realization that more than fifty percent of one's life has passed.
Late adulthood is deemed to start at approximately age 65. During this stage of life, it is necessary to discover importance and joy in life rather than to grow cynical and disheartened that is, to solve the battle of honesty opposed to hopelessness. Fortunately, a lot of older people are cheery and involved in an assortment of activities these days.
As one shifts into late adulthood, they would like to take whatever actions are essential to maintain their “life of quality,” meaning, that one feels obligated to “use it or lose it” no matter how high, or low, one’s age is. This idea holds that those who live actively in all aspects of their life (mentally, physically, and socially), appear to adapt better to the process of aging.
Retirement at age 65 is a popular decision for countless people, while a few stay employed until well after the general age of retirement. A few older people I know seem to be much contented in retirement, since they were not compelled to retire before they were prepared to do so. If they have adequate earnings to sustain a sufficient living, the one they have been accustomed to. Persistent health issues (for instance arthritis, hypertension, and rheumatism) progressively meddle with the condition of life of quite a few people as they age, which is something that my paternal grandma and my father have experience with.
As for those who are at the point in their lives who are dying are from time to time put in hospice, a type of hospital for the fatally ill that attempts to maintain a healthy state of life for the patient and their family during their last days. In an anticipated pattern after a