Exactly…what is it about 20-somethings?

early this year a couple dozen of us gathered for a couple of days at the invitation of Joel Daniel Harris to think through the whole thing about the brain of an adolescent at seismos.

it was  a great conversation.  marko spent the time as a our facilitator and offered some keen insights.  all that to say the nyt magazine this weekend had another really interesting article on a similar topic.  it seems that a week doesn’t go by where i’m not engaged in several conversations with parents concerning their 20-something children.  something is afoot, not sure what, but this article is worth the read…here’s clip to prime the pump…

We’re in the thick of what one sociologist calls “the changing timetable for adulthood.” Sociologists traditionally define the “transition to adulthood” as marked by five milestones: completing school, leaving home, becoming financially independent, marrying and having a child. In 1960, 77 percent of women and 65 percent of men had, by the time they reached 30, passed all five milestones. Among 30-year-olds in 2000, according to data from the United States Census Bureau, fewer than half of the women and one-third of the men had done so. A Canadian study reported that a typical 30-year-old in 2001 had completed the same number of milestones as a 25-year-old in the early ’70s.

you can read the whole article here.

ht to joel daniel