We all know the noun "adult." But I was perplexed last year to begin regularly hearing the new verb "to adult." In social media, especially on Twitter and Instagram, it birthed a new hashtag as well: #adulting. As in: "Doing laundry/dishes/cleaning my bathroom at midnight #adulting" or "Just paid this month's bills on time #adulting" or "Decided I couldn't watch Netflix for 8 hours straight and went to the grocery store instead #adulting."
- From The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis - and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance by Ben Sasse