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Mind Blown

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:03 pm
by Matt
At midnight tonight every adult will have been born in the 20th Century and every child in the 21st.
:hat

Happy New Year one and all

:beer

Re: Mind Blown

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:23 pm
by chaggle
I saw a huge long discussion about that on FB - I assume it's right.

Feliz Año Nuevo para todos.

(That's one word where ñ rather than n makes a big difference :eek: )

Re: Mind Blown

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:44 am
by Tony.Williams
I rather like this joke in a similar vein:

"Scientists have determined that birthdays are good for you, because the more of them you have, the longer you live."

Can't argue with that... :thumb:

Re: Mind Blown

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:41 pm
by polomint38
Matt wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:03 pm
At midnight tonight every adult will have been born in the 20th Century and every child in the 21st.
:hat

Happy New Year one and all

:beer
Does this not depend on which age you assign adulthood, 16,18,21 or other?

Re: Mind Blown

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:42 pm
by Tony.Williams
polomint38 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:41 pm

Does this not depend on which age you assign adulthood, 16,18,21 or other?
Well, yes. Which is not helped by the fact that I get the impression people stop being children while in their teens but don't become adults until they're in their thirties. Although that's probably just the perspective of old age... :roll:

Re: Mind Blown

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:40 pm
by Croydon13013
Tony.Williams wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:42 pm
I get the impression people stop being children while in their teens but don't become adults until they're in their thirties. Although that's probably just the perspective of old age... :roll:
You think that polomint is an "adult"?

Re: Mind Blown

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:02 pm
by Tony.Williams
Hmm - fair point. Amended version:

I get the impression people stop being children while in their teens but don't become adults until they're at least in their thirties, often later, and sometimes never.

Re: Mind Blown

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:43 am
by Tony.Williams
A supporting view: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42732442
Adolescence now lasts from the ages of 10 to 24, although it used to be thought to end at 19, scientists say.
Young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.
Hmm - does that mean people shouldn't be allowed to vote until they reach 25...? :con

Still seems a bit young to me :agg