What is the difference between adulthood and childhood? Explain the struggles you, or others, face moving from childhood to adulthood. When do you move from one to the other? Do you consider yourself an adult? Why or why not? In my opinions, there are a lot of differences between adulthood and childhood. When we was a children, our parents take care of us for everything. If we have any requirements, they always satisfy us. Face our mistakes, they all choose to forgive us. Gradually, the sense of responsibility will be dim in our brain. By contrast, in the future, we need to take more responsibility for ourselves, such as the moral responsibility for our behaviors. In financial aspect, we shouldn’t depend on them anymore. Childhood also is a period that we must live following to the parents’ rules, and obey the rules of schools as well. In our adulthood, we can have much more independence and generally choose things like where I want to live, what I want to eat, and what job I will do. As a adult, we have accrued as much knowledge as possible than we possess as children. This knowledge can come from formal education, but it can also come from simply interacting with other people in the world. During the process of we moving from childhood to adulthood, some habits have changed a lot, because of me over dependence on parents and they help me all the time, so I don’t know how to correct these bad habits. In the past, parents are always used to accommodate me, but except them, nobody will think of me as a kid. If somebody see my mistakes, maybe I will get criticized. Many times, I try to learn from it and accumulate enough experiences. Anyway, It’s difficult for me to go through this part. I realize that moving from childhood to adulthood was after I came to study in Canada. My parents can’t stay with me, everything is new. I must find a method to adapt myself to the current environment. Such as making new friend. Unconsciously, I have become stronger than ever. I can stand being alone and solve any problems on my own. But for now, I’m not a adult. Because, I’m not financially independent yet. Many good conditions are created by them. Sometime, if I want to buy clothes or eat some delicious foods, they still give me money. I should find a good job to support myself first, then, I also have abilities to support my parents, that is what a adult looks like. The young and the old are often in conflict. If you are an example of the young, what is it about the older members of society that disappoints you? Enumerate the qualities that you dislike and tell if you believe that it is inevitable that you shall one day possess those qualities or will you avoid them. I think many old people like to nag us, they feel uneasy about something we do. Compare us with them, we don’t have as much skill and experience as they have, so sometimes, they don’t believe us. For most young people, we hopes our ability can be recognized by others, but not query us. At this point, they disappoint me, so I try to avoid them when I want to do something. The old people should provide enough chance to show ourselves. Although we are not doing it perfectly, we still working hard as much as possible. The old people should also let us work independently and encourage us over and over again. I believe that If I continue to learn the new knowledge, correct my mistakes in time, without doubt, I will overtake them in a short time. Respect each other first, everyone has its own advantages, we should explore and magnify them. Only keep the status equally, we can create a harmony relationship with them. What is the purpose of cursing? When is it appropriate and inappropriate? Do you think teenagers use cursing as a form of rebellion? With that in mind, why do some teenagers feel the need to rebel against the rules, or against other people (parents, teachers)? In the novel, one of the most common curse I read is from Holden. This behavior is not only offensive but it make many people feel inappropriate because nobody would talk like that. The truth is that he's not actually talking. In the vast majority of cases, the swearing is his inner monologue. When Holden talks with someone, he cleans up his language, as most people do. Late in the story, Holden says "goddam" a lot. At that time, he was stressed-out. From my perspective, if we really feel the need to express some strong emotions, especially anger or sadness, cursing can actually help alleviate some mental stress because it provides a way for us to articulate what we’re feeling. If we I have a lot pressure, we should make us feel better. The situation is a very important problem, in public, we have to watch our languages, expect some private or daily dialogues. For our parents or teachers, we also shouldn’t curse them, whatever they right or wrong, they are older than us. As a teenager, we must respect them. I think teenagers use curing as a form of rebellion, when their views conflict with others, but they can’t express or someone doesn’t listen it, they will choose this method. Although this looks like a little bit rude, it’s very necessary to rebel against the rules. Teenagers shouldn’t be limited by the rules, if they always follow something, they will lose their independent judgment. We should create our own rules for ourselves, keep to do what we love. Sometimes an action contrary to the rules can have the effect of promoting the very thing the rule was meant to promote. Agree or disagree: “The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one” – Wilhelm Stekel. I feel the advice Antolini gives to Holden is fitting for him because it applies to Holden’s current state in life. “This fall I think you’re riding for-it’s a special kind of fall, a horrible kind… He just keeps falling and falling. The whole arrangement’s designed for men who, at some time or other in their lives, were looking for something their own environment couldn’t supply them with. Or they thought their own environment couldn’t supply them with. So they gave up looking.” This quote fits Holden because he is in a downward spiral with the choices he is making and it seems like he doesn’t realize it. Holden is also in search of something to give his life meaning just like the men in the quote, and like those men he has almost given up like when he contemplates suicide. However, Holden is one of the men that thought his environment couldn’t supply what he was looking for. This could be the case because there is plenty in life worth living for but Holden just cant seem to enjoy anything.