I came across this really interesting New York Times article about a sociological debate over the acceptance of “Emerging Adults” as a life stage, which you can read for yourself here:
As a 20-Something, I found it very relevant and a lot of the descriptions of 20-Somethings resonated with me. It also mentions the Peace Corps, as a “program for the elite,” as a possibile venue for expansion in order to give more 20-Something a chance for temporary service and self-examination. I think Peace Corps was a huge opportunity for my own self-examination and emergence as an adult–or oftentimes recession into childhood, as has been my subsequent experience with a paying job and living independently of my parents in Korea. I would say that the period between the ages of 18-25 have been an incredible time of development and self-reflection and understanding in my own life. I would also say that I can see vast changes in the stages of life from my grandparents’ generation to my parents’ generation to my own generation.
Read the article, and share your thoughts!
~the little bunny