Here I am at 25 wondering what the hell I’m doing with my life, but come to find out, I’m just starting adulthood. Sweet.
According to BBC News Magazine:
“Neuroscience has shown that a young person’s cognitive development continues into this later stage and that their emotional maturity, self-image and judgement will be affected until the prefrontal cortex of the brain has fully developed.
Alongside brain development, hormonal activity is also continuing well into the early twenties, says [psychologist Laverne] Antrobus.
‘A number of children and young people I encounter between the age of 16 and 18, the flurry of hormonal activity in them is so great that to imagine that’s going to settle down by the time they get to 18 really is a misconception,’ says Antrobus.”
I’m sorry, but isn’t this common knowledge? We all know people in their early twenties are often still immature as hell. You hear people brush off the early twenties all the time as your time to make mistakes and do outlandish things before you’re old enough for it to be embarrassing. As far as I know, the other side of 25 was usually that time when the scale tipped from “YOLO” to “Get Your Shit Together.” But with this new information, does that mean I have seven additional years before I have to be a “responsible adult”? Cause, you know, I’m cool with that.