Childhood vs Adulthood

Childhood vs Adulthood

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Childhood and adulthood are the two most important periods of a person’s life. A person’s youth influences how they will be as an adult, and their adulthood dictates how they will spend their retirement or old age. Falling ill was a major distinction between childhood and adulthood. As a youngster, a simple cough might win them a day of pampering relaxation in the bed and a couple of days off from school. Warm milk and hot soup would soothe a sick youngster much. One may spend their time watching cartoons or drawing in their favorite art books all day long. In addition, the youngster receives unending affection and love, which is priceless. Adults, on the other hand, must take care of themselves if they get unwell. It is not any fun any longer (Gopnik et al., 2017). There is a good chance that the grown-up guy will be unable to miss work if he is suffering from a mild illness or cough. A day off is likely to be spent working from home. Furthermore, they may have to care for their children even if they are unwell.

As a child, one does not have to be afraid to try new things since you do not care about the result. It aided in their education and provided valuable life experiences. However, an adult is too engrossed in conforming to societal conventions for him or her to take risks and attempt new things. When you are a grown-up, the fear of losing drives your behavior more than anything else. In childhood, watching one’s favorite cartoon series all day long was the greatest joy. As a kid, staying awake while watching a movie was one of the most cherished childhood goals. It didn’t matter how many times someone had seen their favorite animated movie, each moment was just as significant. Adults, on the other hand, can only dream about binge-watching. One is so exhausted after a long day at work that they find it difficult to keep their eyes open even if the main news report mentions a nice movie time.

When I was a kid, I didn’t care what anybody else was wearing; I was the center of attention. Everything a youngster need is available. Because they are so sure of themselves, others take their clothing as a fashion statement. Another benefit is that children do not have to worry about what to dress. The parents are the ones who come up with the ideas. In contrast to adults, children have little interest in fashion. All they want to do is play and have fun in a dress that they can move about freely in. In contrast, as a grown-up, it is essential to be fashion-conscious. Nonetheless, you do not want to be the center of attention during a social event. Adult responsibilities include searching for the ideal design to express one’s individuality, perusing fashion publications for the newest trends, and ensuring that one’s clothing is an exact fit.

It is a common childhood memory for children to construct a makeshift playhouse from old couch seats, large boxes, or ripped bed linens (Wright et al., 2018). Dinky cars, Barbie dolls, and baked cookies were just a few of their favorite things to have in their little abode. I think that is one of the most treasured childhood memories. For adults, the fun tent has evolved into a huge project including the construction of a large home out of concrete and cement, which costs a lot of money. Because they want to build a home of their own, they take on an additional job. The paradox of space is that it may either be too much or too little to suit all of one’s demands.


At some point in their lives, everyone realizes that their most treasured belongings are the happy experiences they had as a youngster, no matter how much they want to grow up. When compared to the carefree and happy days of childhood, all of life’s material blessings pale into insignificance.


Gopnik, A., O’Grady, S., Lucas, C. G., Griffiths, T. L., Wente, A., Bridgers, S., Aboody, R., Fung, H., & Dahl, R. E. (2017). Changes in cognitive flexibility and hypothesis search across human life history from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(30), 7892–7899.

Wright, A., Roberts, R., Bowman, G., & Crettenden, A. (2018). Barriers and facilitators to physical activity participation for children with physical disability: comparing and contrasting the views of children, young people, and their clinicians. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1–9.