From the day we are born, we grow, mature, and then age until the day we die. A child matures into a fully functional adult and reaches their peak in growth and development in their mid to late twenties. Aging is generally seen as the time following this spurt in growth and development, and it is marked by both positive and negative effects.
On the positive side, when you’re an adult, you have greater skills, knowledge, and wisdom. On the negative side, the effects of aging can start to interfere with your ability to do the things you need to do and affect the activities you like to do. We start to see diminishing vitality and some loss in bodily and mental functions—and