Quarter-life Crisis and New Things Essay

Submitted By eckomel
Words: 542
Pages: 3

Rubricizing is having a set stereotype about someone based on your own beliefs. I’ve experienced this many times in my life. For example, when I was growing up I was known as a bully. Everywhere I went people observed me as a bully. This was the persona that I was until the age of fifteen years old. I am a completely different person now. I am loving, caring, and would never imagine being mean or hurting someone without a reason. As a kid I was just trying to be what people wanted me to be. So now when I run into an old friend, they already have their stereotypes of me (rubrics), which makes it really hard for them to know who I really am now. I wonder what peoples rubrics are of me now, what’s their first impression, judgments, and stereotypes of me now? If they don’t know me and I don’t know them, I wonder what stereotype I fall under in others mental file folder, is it good, bad, or should I even care? The emerging adult challenges main idea is that in our twenties we start to stray away from the normal things that we grew up with. With seeing new things, doing new things, meeting new people we will often think that our lives are in constant disarray. I agree with this to a certain extent, I completely agree that individuals go through all of these things; yet I believe it’s not limited t only twenty-some years old. This quarter life crisis can come earlier maybe sometimes even later. When I was sixteen years old my mother passed away and often times if you’re under the age of eighteen you go into foster care. My 19 year old brother was given custody of my two sisters and me. We all had nowhere to go. I was at the age of sixteen forced to try new things out of the normal things, meet new people and do things out of the normal things I was use to when I was growing up. The things I had to do just to survive made me…