10 moments when I knew I was an adult

  1. I have an FSA, a 401(k), and life insurance beneficiary elections.
  2. I have an attorney who manages my will and advance directive.
  3. I get excited when I get to use my power drill and my vacuum cleaner.
  4. I expect to see my friends within a few months instead of within a few hours.

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Adulting 101

            I've never really understood the concept of an age of majority. The basic premise, as it was explained to me by "grown-ups," is that young people are not psychologically developed enough to make lasting decisions about their futures, so we -- as a society -- have stepped in to protect our kids from their own naivety and stupidity.

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