And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff- I mean, if they’re running and they don’t know where they’re going.” To him, maturity is so severe and painful that he likens it to falling over the cliff.
He passionately hates work, because it is an activity of the adults.
He equates his brother’s job to prostitution because he has no regard whatsoever for work or responsibilities. B is a successful Hollywood script writer does not entice him in the least bit about the opportunities that adulthood offers.
There are several factors about Holden that ruin his adult life experience, which eventually lead him to hate adulthood completely.
First of all, he cannot connect with adults well like he does with children.