Early Adulthood : Adolescence, Middle Adulthood, And Late Adulthood

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I had given three interviews from people in different stages of their adulthood which include: early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood. For early adulthood, I asked someone who was in one of my classes because I wanted to have the perspective of someone who was going through college and wanted to know how they viewed their goals. For middle adulthood, I asked my mother because since we have a close relationship, I would be able to elaborate more on her answers. For late adulthood, I had asked one of the residents from where I work at in assisted living. She was someone I had grown close to and had many conversations with, but I was curious to how some of her answers would be. For the early adulthood, I interviewed Jacquelyn…show more content…
She is still very young and has many more years until she will even start to consider any financial retirement plans. She said the best part about getting older will have to be watching her kids grow up and old with her and as well as experiencing life. I believe anyone would agree that the memories we make throughout life and looking back at all of our accomplishments would give us a sense of fulfilment and pride. In 50 years when Jacquelyn reaches adulthood, she hopes she will be living in her retirement home that will be a lake house. I think anyone would like to have a nice place to be settled in and enjoy in peace for the remainder of our lives. Her only fear about getting older is not being able to be old. This answer actually shocked me because not many young adults tend to think about whether or not they will die young and not experience life. For the most part, most of Jacquelyn’s answers were predictable and did come as much of a surprise. Since I am also in my early adulthood phase, I was able to relate her in many ways and agreed with the majority of what she said. This is the time when being independent is still new and exciting and we are able to perform out tasks on our own. Just as the book Adult Development and Aging points out, “Imagine the problems experience performing tasks that [us] young adults take for granted, such as reading a book, watching television, reading grocery labels, or driving a car.”
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