Thursday, 26 July 2012
Did you know that not too long ago that by the time you were 18-20 you were expected to be an adult & act it?
I recall history were families would send 14yros across country on a train, with the entire family savings & expect them to get there safely & to purchase land for them, with legal contracts involded.
I cannot imagine that today.
Growing Up Slower seems to be becoming the NEW Normal. & I'm not convinced it's just not a cop out that massive numbers have convinced themselves that it's ok.
My kids act younger than I did at their ages , but bc of D & me they act ages older than their friends & it seems to be a trend that has continued.
Not to knock it....but adults on their parents insurance till 26.... seems wrong.....but as I came from a older parents maybe I just can't shake the unkind thoughts I have on it.
The root of the problem, one..when the us vs them adults and teens was made relevant & two when the
Everyone gets a trophy generation cult like ideology was infused into our right & wrong perceptions.
I won't lie I can't stand the Everyone gets a Trophy idea...
It has created large entitlement disillusionment.
NO you're not going to like growing up, jobs are work, work is hard, hard is well hard.... you may have dreamed of being ______________ but if that's not working get your arse in a truck, behind a mop or even digging ditches.
All this to say I simply wanted to ask....
Do you think we are Growing Up Slower & what are the repercussions in your real world experience?
Btw the NEW NORMAL is a rant I'll restrain myself from...