On being fully “grown”

“Adulthood is the age at which a person learns [they] must die…and accepts [their] sentence undismayed.”
-R. Heinlein in The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

A friend suggested: adulthood is being able to comprehend the impact of our actions on the larger whole, accepting the responsibility of this knowledge, and choosing to act accordingly.

I feel these are two aspects of one truth. There, I am sure, are many more ways to expound.
Thoughts?

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