So technically, I’m still a child.

Brain scientists say people don’t actually become an adult until they turn 30 or maybe even older. According to Cambridge University Professor Peter Jones, there is no definition of “adult” the actual process of being an adult takes three decades.

He confirms that legally being an adult doesn’t mean that you’re ready to take on the adult world.

Jones feels like the criminal system takes into account a criminal’s age, and judges are able to tell someone of legal age and a “hardened criminal in their 30s.”

Studies confirm that the “rational” part of the brain doesn’t develop until 25 and it takes a few more years for a mature adult to be mentally present.

Written by Alexis Zarycki (25 years of age) 

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