Flatlander Faith

Apologetics from an Anabaptist perspective

When did you reach adulthood?

If a man is not a Socialist at 20 be has no heart, but if he remains one at 30 he has no head.
-Anselme Barbie, 1828-1887; mistakenly attributed to countless others.

In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
-Will Durant

The latter part of a man’s life is taken up in curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions he had contracted in the former.
-Jonathan Swift

Research has found that teens process information with the amygdala, the emotional part of the brain. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that responds to situations with an awareness of long-term consequences. The rational part of the brain isn’t fully developed until age 25 or so.
-adapted from the website of the University of Rochester Medical Center

© Bob Goodnough, November 16, 2019

2 responses to “When did you reach adulthood?

  1. vonhonnauldt November 16, 2019 at 22:30

    I’ve read somewhere that we got too soon old, and too late smart.

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