I’m still not sure if I feel like a man.
I always imagined that it’s a mindset you suddenly develop (or a way people view you) once you have kids, or pass 30, whichever one comes first. There’s this idea stuck in my head that adults are these people who don’t have fun. They don’t watch (and enjoy) stupid movies, or play Warcraft, or talk on the phone for hours. It’s probably from growing up with my parents, who never did anything that made them laugh or smile. Or maybe I’m having too much fun and freedom to really feel like I’m grown-up.
There was definitely some point between getting my first job and house, and now, that I started to feel like an adult. It was never a distinct line though.
For now, the only thing I do that makes me feel like I’m a man is when I’m paying and filing my bills.