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Created on 2015-01-02 19:55:08 (#2359933), last updated 2015-01-08 (145 weeks ago)

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Name:An Adulthood Challenge Project
Posting Access:All Members
Community description:Creating a new adult rite of passage
Proposal for a modern universal Adult Rite of Passage

What we need our children to prove, upon recognition of adulthood, is not their prowess in battle or the hunt, not their virility, not their adeptness at social maneuvering, but their ability to contribute meaningfully to society by teaching another member of the community how to do something that is both difficult and absolutely neccessary in our society today. Every adult in our society needs an understanding of the challenges involved in teaching anything non-trivial.

Pre-Requisites: Know How To:
1. swim, (or inland: find potable water)
2. defend him or herself both emotionally and physically,
3. think critically and build logical arguments,
4. understand statistics,
5. drive and make emergency repairs to manual (stick-shift) cars, or know how to ride and care for bicycles or horses, or otherwise show ability to navigate safely.

6. accept responsibility to think independently, take responsibility and to prevent exploitation.

The final test for being recognized as an adult should be to teach someone else a necessary life skill.
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