ROFL. I feel the same way about my few friends who actually own homes now.
LOL, this is pretty much how light dawned on me too, from a casual comment from an older sibling. And of course, I remember replying, defensively, “I know!” But before that I too only “understood sex to involve a vague rubbing together of bodies” like Molly Langmuir.
My mam casually dropped into conversation today: “I was married and expecting my first child by your age, you know.”
Wow, my life just got awkward.
LOL. I remember the point when I realized my mom was divorced with two kids at my age. And that was quite awhile back!
Socrates (via jadorelavie)
Good ole ‘So-crates’, as they say in Bill & Ted.
built on the expectation of an orderly progression in which kids finish school, grow up, start careers, make a family and eventually retire to live on pensions supported by the next crop of kids who finish school, grow up, start careers, make a family and on and on. The traditional cycle seems to have gone off course, as young people remain untethered to romantic partners or to permanent homes, going back to school for lack of better options, traveling, avoiding commitments, competing ferociously for unpaid internships or temporary (and often grueling) Teach for America jobs, forestalling the beginning of adult life…
…Among the cultural changes he points to that have led to “emerging adulthood” are the need for more education to survive in an information-based economy; fewer entry-level jobs even after all that schooling; young people feeling less rush to marry because of the general acceptance of premarital sex, cohabitation and birth control; and young women feeling less rush to have babies given their wide range of career options and their access to assisted reproductive technology if they delay pregnancy beyond their most fertile years."