Why is there usually such a big difference in maturity between a 28 year old and a 22 year old, but not much between a 16 and a 22 year old?

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  • sarah
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Probably because some 22-year-olds are still living at home with Mommy and Daddy, not paying bills, not working full time, and still in college. By 28, there's a higher chance that a person has a full-time job, a house, bills, and maybe even a marriage and kids (which kinda just suck the life out of you, lol).Also, your brain isn't fully developed until the age of 25. So, the 16-year-old and the 22-year-old are still maturing, while the 28-year-old is already there.

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  • GB
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    4 weeks ago

    You have it the wrong way round. A 16 year old, especially a girl might be  very near to full physical development, but still has a lot of emotional and intellectual growth to do.

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  • LizB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If there isn't much maturity difference between a 16 and 22 year old, then there is something wrong with that 22 year old.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Got a new target for your OCD I see.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    First of all - that really depends on each person.  There are some 22 year old people that are much more mature than some 28 year old people.

    But - in general, high school age through college age young adults are still having their "party" stage of life.  They are more concerned about their social life and social activities and less concerned about true "adult" things - like finances, career, and family.  By the age of 28, the party is over and life has set in.  Usually sometime between the age of 24 to 27 is when this phase happens - the parties slow down and focus turns to the things that will give a comfortable future - such as a good job and a comfortable home and possibly a partner to share those things with.  

    I am not saying that people in the upper 20's don't still "party" and have a good time.  I am just saying that they also have careers started and most likely are living in their own place.  They are usually a little more responsible in how they act and what they do when they do party.  (again - there are always exceptions in every age group)

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