Obvious Fact Proven by Studies #0001
Well… NO SHIT.
People in our generation haven’t really had to grow up until our late 20’s. Getting married when you’re still mentally a teenager means that you’re going to get tired of your spouse much faster and much easier than you would have as an adult.
If you grew up in North America, chances are, your parents and their parents were married much younger than 20’s, or 30’s. Why?
Because people from an older generation went through a lot of shit.
- World World I
- World World II
- The Great Depression
- Spanish Flu
- Martin Luther King
- Gulf Wars
The list goes on. The correlation here is this: the less shit you’ve had to go through as a child or a teenager, the slower you mature. Maturity can really be summed by a few words: “I’ve seen some shit.”
What were the great tragedies of our generation?
…. That’s all I got. And to be honest, most of us were mostly unaffected by 9/11. We still remember where we were and what we were doing when it happened, just like how your grandpa may now recall what he was doing when Kennedy was assassinated. 9/11 changed the lives of many, but for a larger majority of us, it was not a personal tragedy.
So our generation matured slower. I certainly wasn’t as capable at 23 years old than my forefathers were. I’m hazy about my own history, but I do know that my grandfather lost his family in the Nanking Massacre, and he was only a teen.
In general, I believe that a study that showed at what maturity level people should marry would be much more interesting than a study that shows what age. Age is just a number.