it doesn't matter if you're 11 or 29, growing up can be challenging. especially as you get older, even the smallest of realizations can be tough to deal with.
1) seeing your parents as actual HUMANS with their own personalities, emotions, perspectives - and not just Mom and Dad.
2) the fading safety net - whether that net is your parents, school, sometimes even friends from different chapters in your life - it's ever changing.
3) realizing that inevitably, if someone uses the word 'duty' or 'duties' at all, i will laugh. i. will. laugh.