Thursday, July 23, 2009

Deified Youth

Comedian Craig Ferguson goes on a rant about culture embracing being "young and stupid." This is a fascinating commentary as the social construct of adolescence has expanded from 18 months in the early 20th century to now around 15 years--from the onset of puberty to the mid-20s. With a lack of social markers and rites of passage from childhood to adulthood, is it possible that deifying youth could have a connection with extended adolescence?

(ht to ys)

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