It depends on who you ask. When I was 18, I hung out with older people and I thought the 22 year old girls were so so old. Now I am 45 and think of 25 as a kid, but realistically, 25 is not a kid. 25 is old enough to know better, not to hide behind the excuse of being young and stupid, old enough to be legal in every way in every state, old enough to be responsible for your own actions, be in the military, vote. If you had a baby young enough, like age 12, and they did the same, 25 could be a grandmother!
Well, no you’re not still a kid but I would probably refer to you as one, as I am rather ancient. You’re 25, that’s a young adult. You have at least some adult responsibilities I assume, yes. You can’t be a kid forever but 25 doesn’t exactly make you a stodgy old fogey. Do you “want” to be a kid forever? There are some terrific benefits to being a grown up, you know.
I second what @john65pennington said.
I am twice your age+ and I look and feel much younger. btw I also have a birthday coming up in exactly 2 more weeks.;-). Happy Birthday from one August born child to another.
It’s all relative. I’m a lot younger than many people my age and prefer it that way. On the other hand, I’ve met a lot of people younger than I chronologically, but much older and slower both physically, mentally and in spirit.
Happy birthday in advance [or if I’m late just Happy birthday].
You will forever be a kid [in your parents eyes, in your older family members].
But as long as you can bring the kid in you out just for fun and then hide it back it’s all good. Most say the kid in us wants to pop out sometimes, if you let it out but know when to stop him it’s all good. The law is saying we are not kids anymore at different ages 16/18/21 etc so when you get your driver license you can be a grown up [you are responsible for your own driving] or when you get the right to vote or when you can drink in public etc etc. You get the point.
Roald Dahl said it best, I think: A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
Even though you might be feeling as though 25 is a milestone that makes you “old”, you really are only as old as you feel. I didn’t have a problem with 25, but 28 was hard, as were 30 and 31. Enjoy your independence and responsibilities, but make time to be silly every so often. It’ll keep you sane.