"Beyond a certain point, the whole universe becomes a continuous process of initiation."
- Robert Anton Wilson
Responsibility and Maturity
Sense of community
Throughout the world different cultures celebrate or note a child's passage to adulthood and adult responsibilities with a wide array of "coming of age" rituals. These practices help ensure that cultural values and traditions are passed from one generation to another. These rituals also formalize a crucial step in the journey of life and encourage youths to assume more responsibility.