A question, readers. But first a little backstory.
I’m 29 years old and still don’t have any interest in many grown up activities.
I rarely drink alcohol and I’ve never learned to like beer or wine.
Dinner is always casual – often it’s leftover from the night before or something simple like soup or a salad. I never make multiple-course meals.
Brussels sprouts will always be unpalatable.
I don’t own dressy clothing and have no desire to change that.
I still think science fiction is better than serious literature at pointing out the flaws in our current societies or governments.
As much as I like being married I have no desire to push others into it. Being single (or being in a relationship that isn’t legally recognized) isn’t something that needs to be fixed. There are as many ways to live a good life as there are good people.
When I was a kid I thought becoming an adult meant taking on more serious opinions and roles. Most of the adults around me seemed so sure of what they were doing and what they wanted out of life. Some of them had strong opinions and had no problem pressing those beliefs on others.
I didn’t feel or act that way but assumed I would as I grew older.
It never happened.
Tell me, readers –
When did you first feel like an adult?
If you were uninterested in stereotypical adult things as a teen or young adult did you ever learn to like them? Or have your interests stayed more or less the same over the years?