Research suggests that u are not a boring adult until u turn 30.

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    Aug 01, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    MY research that is.....

    New and thorough research conducted by me suggests that a lot of people are starting to consider those anxious moments before their 30th birthdays the threshold to adulthood, rather than those ecstatic moments before their 21st birthdays.

    A survey of people born in a florida suburb back in 2011 found that only 38 percent of respondents felt they had reached full, bill-paying, tire-changing, no-longer-eating-Lucky-Charms-for-dinner adulthood. 21 percent were pretty insistent that they were not adults, that is, until they looked down at their balled up fists and whispered mournfully, "Whose hands are these?" An indecisive 49 percent couldn't say for sure whether or not they considered themselves mature adults, and so promptly went back to rediscovering old Nintendo 64 games from their youth. 72 percent of the 140 people in the survey, regardless of what they thought about their entry or non-entry into adulthood, were still living at home.....wow

    All this reliable data has prompted scientists to declare 30 the new 21.... that people are maturing at a slower rate either because they are living longer or just don't give a fuck about trying to be financially independent. Which brings up an important point — financial independence isn't the only yardstick for maturity. . A kid who grows up in Sudan, ice-fishing around the Arctic circle or pickpocketing in the streets of London with a band of orphaned hooligans, for instance, might see some shit that would age a person pretty quickly, so this research seems like it has little credence beyond certain cultures.
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    Aug 01, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    I'm beyond boring. icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 01, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    "Boredom is rage spread thin"~~Paul Tillich

    Meanwhile, when I was growing up (as if) the phrase was "don't trust anyone over 30" but it turned out the world doesn't trust you until you're over 30. Who knew?

    http://www.berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2000-04-06/article/759
    The man who coined the phrase “Don’t trust anyone over 30” turned 60
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    Aug 02, 2012 2:06 AM GMT
    I find over 40's more interesting/less boring