Things Gone and Things Still Here (jette) wrote,
Things Gone and Things Still Here

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Sooo... this means that 40 is going to be the new 23, riiight?

This is the most disturbing sentence I've read all day:

Modern adolescence has been defined as lasting until anywhere between age nineteen and thirty-four (the latter being the age of adulthood, as pinpointed by the $3.4 million "Transitions to Adulthood" project, funded by the MacArthur Foundation).

Update: The MacArthur site actually lists 18-30 as "early adulthood" which is a little different. But still - by 29 you should be going ahead and considering yourself a grown-up - you are NOT a "youth."

PDF file documenting how adulthood is defined here.
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