What is the moment you leave childhood and enter adulthood?
Can there be a decisive answer to this question? Can it possibly come down to one moment? It is almost like asking what was the precise day, hour, and minute you stopped growing any taller.
The child who was sexually abused, lost childhood. Yet that wasn't the step into adulthood.
The runaways who became responsible for themselves on the street entered adulthood, but still had not enough experience to say childhood was totally left behind. Yet this is where I will begin to answer the impossible question.
Responsibility for yourself. No one to fall back on. No safety net. No excuses. No decoys. Total acceptance of everything you do and each decision you make and the consequence is your own. That is when you become a true adult worthy of the title.