CPEA Nose guest blog: Mike Wright asks what ‘adulthood’ is, how should we recognise it – and why is it so important?

Mike Wright asks what ‘adulthood’ is, how should we recognise it – and why is it so important?

bananas

Adult – from the Latin adultus, “grown up, mature, adult, ripe”. Above is the etymology of the word ‘adult’ that I found using an online etymology dictionary. And if it were not for the words ‘grown up, mature, and ripe,’ this blog may have taken the form of the old ‘which came first – chicken or egg/adultus or adult?’ paradox… However, fortunately the test for recognising a fully grown up, mature human is apparently the same as selecting a good grapefruit or banana!…

[Read more on the CPEA Nose health, social care and children’s services blog, here]

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