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What does it mean to be 'adulting'?




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In a recent piece for Jezebel, Madeleine Davies lamented the continued use of the word "Adulting" in social media.

For those not in the know, the phrase comes from those in their early to mid 20's who are just getting their first taste of serious personal responsibility. Whenever they file their taxes, pay the bills or go grocery shopping, they usually make a post about how they're "adulting".

Davies says that the phrase is misguided and that those who frequently use it are just asking for recognition for doing what being a grown-up requires.

We want to hear from you: Do you use the word "adulting"? Is hating the word "adulting"  just an effort to lash out at unapproved whimsy? Do you think that it's just intended to be a self-aware joke or is it a cry for attention?

Guest:

Kristen Lepore, KPCC’s social media editor