Early and Middle Adulthood

  • Frederick Sierles


Throughout the centuries, people have noticed that there are stages of adulthood. Adults at one stage are different from adults in other stages in knowledge, problem-solving ability, attitudes, priorities, health, and physical capacities. Of course, this does not mean that one stage is better than another. Young adults respect the experienced, seasoned, less-harried, “mellow” qualities of some of their elders, although they appreciate their own youth when older people are cynical, insufficiently inquisitive, or forgetful. Older adults respect the idealism, vigor, good health, and inquisitiveness of their juniors, but appreciate their own age when younger adults are naive or arrogant. Although you are an adult now, you are not quite the same person that you will be years later.


Adult Life Late Adulthood Middle Adulthood Sleepless Night Adult Transition 
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