“As obnoxious as Lincoln’s refusal to consider any nuance to the issue he paints as black and white is, as odious as Edward’s intentional misrepresentation of what the president actually called a “hoax” at that rally is, a greater point remains: both are speaking to audiences that are likely more responsible than any other for the continued growth and spread of the pandemic stateside.”
(Peter Heck – Disrn) One of the most common cultural trends of recent years has been the over-emphasis on the wisdom, insight, and sagacity of youth….
Advertising agencies market towards them, media coverage over-represents them, politicians pander to them, and social media vastly over-inflates their influence.
To make matters worse, while previous centuries celebrated and encouraged the early maturation of young minds, our current era seems to relish in prolonging childish adolescence well into what should be years of adulthood. In the 1700s, James Madison was devouring books in his father’s library by the time he turned 10, fluent in various languages. In 2010, we celebrated a law that allowed 25-year-old adults to remain on their parents’ insurance plans.