Was this article online 'cause I would actually be really interested to read it. I love this stuff.
Actually I am not even sure that's true. I read somewhere that the reason you get the impression that young adults fuck it up more often is because when young adults do it, it's more likely to be accounted for. It's looked down upon in young adults, it's easier for adults to marry without suspicion than young adults, as well as abort, for that matter (talking about teenage pregnancies here since that's generally the statistic that gets collected, also note the term "teenage", so if it's not teenage it's not recorded), and adults do not have the "she was too young" issue, as well. So, for all I know, all this "young people can't control themselves" can be complete garbage and pure ageism and actually a consequences of the simple "people can't control themselves", which seems much closer to the truth.
Oh, and there are lies, more lies, and statistics.
Do you realize that the partying mindset is supported by media (college is viewed as a party), colleges, and generally there are more partying colleges than hard colleges, and hard colleges are looked down upon because you're wasting your life away and all that rubbish? Would you expect young people to, on average, be inclined to be party people (when that's supported by society) or hard work people (when that's looked down upon by society AT THAT AGE, when that doesn't really earn crazy money [in the end it doesn't earn money at all but nvm that])? So is it your stupid brain or maybe it's society again?
When we are talking about average, (not you, not me, not Meph), society > brain. By far. Trust me.
YES! I completely agree. I think I may have mentioned somewhere that culture and society is a factor. And today in our culture and society media is HUGE.
For sure. In the first 5 years of life children are almost solely exposed to their parents. Which means everything they experience and learn is through them. Parents definitely have a huge impact on kids, even in adolescence. I think peers is a major factor to though. I wrote a paper on it.
Certainly true. But I believe adults are largely responsible for why teenagers are what they are.