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Aging

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    3.05 Adulthood and Aging: Climbing over the hill

    Don’t worry about senility—when it hits you, you won’t know it.
    ~Bill Cosby

    What age do you consider old? Is it 30? Or more like 95? Or some age in between? Some people believe you are only as old as you have made up your mind to be. Becoming an adult is something many people look forward to all their lives. “When I grow up…” is a statement many young people have said over and over. Being an adult comes with more responsibility. Adulthood is reached early by some and later by others.

    In the next few pages you will learn about adulthood, aging, and death.