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Why You Still Feel Like a Kid in Your Twenties. The Real Reason 30 is the New 20 | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on September 12, 2018

It started with labor restrictions, supposedly for the good of the children. But labor unions also favored these laws, eliminating lower paid competition from young people.

30 is the new 20. But it’s not because people are living longer.

And if you just rolled your eyes and thought, “kids these days!” then you hit the heart of the problem.

20-year-olds are not kids, but society treats them like kids.

Historically, kids have started to be considered adults at around 13 years old, or sometime right around puberty.

Of course, few people truly thought of 13-year-olds as full-fledged adults.

But they were treated like adults. Along with freedom came responsibility for your actions.

Because they were expected to act like adults, teens became full-fledged adult members of society within a few years.

Usually, at around 18 or 20 years old, young adults would start being seen as equal members of adult society. By then the training phase was over.

But these days, you are treated like a child right up until at least age 21 in the United States… Read the rest of this entry »

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