The Adolescent Years And Emerging Adulthood

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The adolescent years and emerging adulthood have completely different phases. The assignment was to ask two different people of two different ages an allotment of questions. I chose to ask my sister, Nicolle, who is fifteen years of age and in the category of teenager, and asked my boyfriend, Collin, who is twenty-one years of age and an emerging adult. Nicolle is a junior in high school, while Collin is a returned missionary attending Brigham Young University. Each of them has lived similar, yet quite different lives. Time The first question I asked to each of my participants was, ‘how much time do you spend with friends outside of school?’ Nicolle’s answer was approximately an hour and half depending on the day of the week. During the…show more content…
From the moment his last class gets out on Friday to Sunday evening, he is with friends. He doesn’t have time to hang out with friends because he is extremely busy. As you are beginning to emerge into adulthood, you are required to become more responsible and spend your time more wisely. Emerging adults have bills to pay, homework to do constantly, and a job to do. There isn’t a whole lot of time left to spend with friends until you get all of your work done. The next question I asked both of them was, ‘How much time do you spend each day online or texting your friends?’ Both Collin’s and Nicolle’s answers were very similar when it came to the texting part of the question. They both claim they text their friends from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed, so pretty much ALL DAY. The online part of the question was quite different. Nicolle stated that she doesn’t spend a lot of time on the computer because she doesn’t have time to be online surfing the Internet, but Collin, on the other hand, says he spends all day on the Internet for classes. The answers were quite similar, because social media and the Internet are a prominent figure in this generation’s lifestyle. Another question I asked Collin and Nicolle was, ‘How much time do you spend watching TV or Netflix/movies?’ Nicolle’s answer was astonishing. She said that she comes home and just heavily plops down in front of the TV when she isn’t working or doing homework. Collin states that he doesn’t
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