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The Cult of Adulting

I’m just gonna jump right in and say that I can’t stand the word “adulting”. I cringe whenever I hear it. It’s such a loaded word, and it’s on my list of loaded words that I won’t use.

I get it. People don’t like dealing with the mundane responsibilities of life. But y’all have gotten it so wrong. By even using the word adulting suggests that you are not an adult. That to be an adult is to play a role, to pretend, to make believe you are an adult. It suggests being an adult is a burden. That being responsible is a bad thing. And this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Ok, rolling up my sleeves here. Let’s unpack this shit.

To be responsible is to be response- able. Able to respond to life and what life presents to you. And it’s not a burden. It’s actually an unburdening.

When we fully take responsibility in and for our lives, we liberate ourselves from dependency on others for our well being (which is not to say that we can’t or shouldn’t need other people in our lives, or ask others…