Friday, July 8, 2011

Adolescence is bullshit

From a comment at Inmalafide:

This guy wrote a book about how artificial a category “adolescence” is, and how treating people who have gone through puberty as if they are still children leads to all sorts of unintended consequences that have huge ramifications for the rest of society, i.e. more violence, isolating teens into a peer culture away from adults, laws preventing teens from taking any responsibility, sometimes into their 20s. I think of how miserable I was in high school, and a lot of what this guy says reflected my own alienation at that time…anyway, it will make you think about what kind of society you want to create for yourself as you get older.

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