April 30, 2021
Thanks to feinmann!
“We blame teen turmoil on immature brains. But did the brains cause the turmoil, or did the turmoil shape the brains?
The turmoil we see among teens in the U.S. is the result of what I call the “artificial extension of childhood” past the onset of puberty. Over the past century, we have increasingly infantilized our young, treating older and older people as children while also isolating them from adults, and passing laws to restrict their behavior.
Teen trouble begins to appear in other cultures soon after the introduction of certain Western influences, especially Western-style schooling, television programs and movies. Delinquency was not an issue among the Inuit people of Victoria Island, Canada, for example, until TV arrived in 1980. By 1988 the Inuit had created their first permanent police station to try to cope with the new problem.
There is no question that teen turmoil is not inevitable. It is a creation of modern culture, pure and simple … and so, it would appear, is the brain of the troubled teen.”
So much of what gets imposed on the masses is, in fact, arbitrary and unsound.
It is what people are told [and aggressively pushed] to believe, in order to maintain somebody else’s idea of “proper social order”.
When you’re in certain age groups, “you’re supposed to do A, B and C, but not X, Y and Z”…
We’re all told it is expected of us, to the point of being threatened and punished for it if we are any different.