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    adulthood as a cultural or societal term

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    There are some cultures, especially in other countries, where children become men when they turn 13 and can kill an animal to defend their family. In other areas, children become adults when they can complete difficult tasks, like standing on a pole, on one leg, in the dead of summer for 24 hours.

    Given these opposite ends of the spectrum, would you say that the term "adulthood" is a cultural or societal term? Or is there something more to it?

    What are your thoughts?

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    Since I have visited over fifty countries, I strongly believe that the term is cultural more than societal. Since culture seems to encompass language, ...

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    Adulthood as a cultural or societal term is emphasized.

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