A discussion about adulthood in a philosophical sense (Pécs, Hungary)


A discussion on the topic of growing up was held in the Pécs centre. Participants exchanged their thoughts on the subject, using Plato’s views as a starting point. Among other things, they talked about whether becoming a biological adult really means the end of adolescence. They agreed that for this to happen it is essential that we think not only of ourselves but also of others. If the notion of adulthood is considered in a broader sense, it also includes caring for others, taking responsibility and bearing in mind our common ethical principles. We can only claim to be adults not only biologically, but also in a philosophical sense when we have acquired these qualities.

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