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Childhood is one of the greatest times of our lives just as Holden believes Taking that road towards adolescence is a huge step in ones life However determining an exact time in which this jump is made is impossible since this process is a series of steps that lead you from one state to the other For instance one by one I lose my childish tendencies and as I lost each one I became that much more mature and that much closer to becoming a young man Then there was the first step into Lawrence and the first walk down the hall of Falmouth High School both of these occurrences made me think deeper into the fact that I wasnt exactly a little kid anymore Finally one of the most recent happenings that diminished the youngster within was the achievement of receiving my license Put these all together and it seems to be clear that child isnt exactly the best word to describe me because of the lack of childish inclinations and the new experiences that prove to be the stepping stones towards developing into a man I probably hadnt realized it at the time but when I stopped doing those little things that indicate a young child my childhood was already dissipating My mom would agree primarily because one of her favorite lines was Stop doing that Youre not a babychild anymore One of the more primitive actions was the sucking of the thumb which I obviously outgrew a while ago but it was certainly a sign of growing maturity Followed by the loss of my blankie a small blanket that was more of a rag than anything which was another mark of becoming a big boy Then when I decided to face my fear of the dark right in the face and conquer it I was yet another stride closer to becoming who I am today Primarily all kids go through these
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