What’s the difference between children and adults? Ask any kid, and you’ll get answers like:
- Grown-ups are bigger than kids.
- They know more stuff.
- They have to go to work.
- They don’t have to go to school.
Such answers really do apply to most adults. Even those of us who aren’t very tall are bigger than most kids (and sometimes bigger than we’d like to be). Through education and experience, we have indeed learned lots of “stuff.” Certainly, most of us do need to work for a living. And while many adults continue formal education through college and beyond, it’s true: we don’t have to go to school. Well, until we have to take required employee training, that is.