Musings on Rites of Passage - Echo Culture
Several years ago I began a process of introspection to try to understand why I felt so dissatisfied with my life, so hollow, and why it felt as if I could not just "move on" and progress both personally and professionally. After some time and much hand-wringing I concluded that the problem is partly because the way we pass through life is lacking something, that the loss of a cultural "rite of passage" ritual to delineate between childhood and adulthood has for many people resulted in a stunting of their psychological growth.