Adulthood now begins at 24

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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby normaM » Jan 23rd, 2018, 9:35 am

Maybe we need a few more "hoods"
Nearly adulthood
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby Even Steven » Jan 23rd, 2018, 9:57 am

Well, a blonde with dyed hair told me the 40 is the new 20 and winked at me.

I said "Ma'am, I think mother nature disagrees with you".

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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby Rider59 » Jan 23rd, 2018, 3:19 pm

Back in my day, we used to have roommates to share expenses at the beginning. Almost everyone did. Hardly anyone lived alone.

What's wrong doing with that today when one starts out in life. Living wage. LOL
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby TheBoss » Jan 25th, 2018, 1:14 pm

Well in vernon my parents wouldn't be able to afford the rent for the house 1800+ bills. My dad got into a bad car crash and some how cannot get onto disability but some cracker jack can. So I have my own space down stairs (living room bedroom) share the kitchen with them, help cook clean etc etc. So nothing wrong with that, it's a win win. I have a roof over my head and they have a roof over theirs.
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby Glacier » Jan 25th, 2018, 1:39 pm

Given the fact that no women in playboy were over the age of 24, Hugh Hefner and all men who looked longingly at his magazines were a pedophiles.
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 25th, 2018, 1:42 pm

What if the ones that were looking at the women were males under 20?
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby blue_moon » Apr 8th, 2018, 11:47 am

Great news) Of course, it is clear that in the Middle Ages, a man at age 24 was already almost old, and now a child yet) And it's not bad, I think.
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby JayByrd » Apr 8th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Rider59 wrote:Back in my day, we used to have roommates to share expenses at the beginning. Almost everyone did. Hardly anyone lived alone.

What's wrong doing with that today when one starts out in life. Living wage. LOL


It takes a lot of people making $11/hr to afford that $1400/mo 2 bedroom basement suite. Don't forget the utilities on top of that.
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby Zoso » Apr 9th, 2018, 8:33 am

Kids become career students so they dont have to do what their parents did , get dirty.
There are tons of jobs that do not require school . Matter if fact there aren't nearly enough people to fill them.
They would prob pay better if we didnt keep importing cheap labour and buying sweat shop junk .
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby psychprof » Apr 9th, 2018, 10:01 am

There’s a very entertaining documentary from Doc Zone called Generation Boomerang that addresses this very situation. Apparently in Italy it is common for “children” to stay with their parents until they’re 30.
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby alanjh595 » Apr 9th, 2018, 10:05 am

psychprof wrote:There’s a very entertaining documentary from Doc Zone called Generation Boomerang that addresses this very situation. Apparently in Italy it is common for “children” to stay with their parents until they’re 30.


Nothing keeps them at home like nonna's cooking.
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby foodsmith » Apr 11th, 2018, 9:41 pm

JLives wrote:Well your brain isn't fully developed until about 25. When I look back, I was a baby in my 20's. Who had a baby. My kids are welcome to stay as long as they want.


You and I are not unalike on this one: My home will always be open to the kids. It's a family home, after all -- built by us, for us, and its history is 100% about us...

The getaway is for me and the spouse. When we go, we go alone. That one is by us two, for us two, and we want a history 100% about us two. "Our" culture is worth preserving...

As for the brain, it's such a cool orgab in the young. The brain actually continues to develop well into the late 20s, and close to 30 for most people, doing so sequentially -- from the brainstwm up and the inside out.

This will sound funny, but as an exeecise in presence, attunement, patience, and insight into development, I used to encourage parents of Youth and Young Adults I was counselling to grow artichokes. They're a neat visual of the time it takes, the nurturing at each stage, and the separate growth of 'lobe' after 'lobe' tended to help frame things.

Knowing that the Pre-frontal Cortex (the brain's CEO, basically) is barely complete until 28 - 30ish and is responsible for complex 'adult-like' decision-making and logical reasoning, it makes snese that our children are remaining home longer.

Arguably they should have been all along, really -- perhaos our world has just finally matched the level of complexity encountered in the developing brain?
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby JayByrd » Apr 12th, 2018, 11:39 am

Zoso wrote:Kids become career students so they dont have to do what their parents did , get dirty.
There are tons of jobs that do not require school . Matter if fact there aren't nearly enough people to fill them.
They would prob pay better if we didnt keep importing cheap labour and buying sweat shop junk .


Unfortunately, none of us can afford to do otherwise...just like young adults can't afford to take that $13/hr job because they'd still have to live with their parents anyway.

There was a time where you could get a job pushing broom, live on the cheap, and work your way up, both in pay and lifestyle. That's not a reality for most anymore. The cost of living, even cheaply, just doesn't allow for it.
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Re: Adulthood now begins at 24

Postby Leifer » Apr 12th, 2018, 12:22 pm

It is our Western cushy lifestyle.
We have had it so good for so long....kids and households don't have the hunger and drive instilled in them anymore.

I will give you an example.
The company I work for has a internship program we run every couple of years.
It pulls students from all over the Pacific Northwest.

Invariably, it is the immigrant students (or the first Gen from an immigrant family) who elevate themselves and get the employment contract at the end. These students are generally from Pakistan, Indian, China, The Philippines, and Vietnam.

They show up early, they stay late, the volunteer first, maintain a great attitude, and are generally more mature and ready for responsibility. They are hungry....and we are not.

I remember befriending a PAK army officer on exchange several years ago while deployed overseas.
He had been to Canada and simply loved the place and gushed about how lucky I was to be born there (I agreed).

One comment stuck with me through all the years.
"Canada is a very rich country....I know this because even your poor people are fat and well fed. In Pakistan our poor people are very thin and starving".

He had a point.
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