The Infantilizing of America

“Help Me Solve My Flippin’ Quarter-Life Crisis!” — DW

As for being 25 and not having everything figured out yet, to that I say: NO DUH. You’re 25! You’re not supposed to have everything figured out yet. You’re not even supposed to have most things figured out yet. That you’re even living somewhere other than a spare room in your parent’s home is a step further than a lot of people your age are.


When I was a kid, anybody who wasn’t a fully-fledged adult, very likely married, making payments on a home, and likely with a kid or at least one on the way, was considered a hopeless loser.

How times have changed. And not for the better.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


The Infantilizing of America — 1 Comment

  1. Since I’m of your ripened vintage, and grew up in a New England factory town, I can vouch for that, but a 25 year old back then could get a job with a high school diploma, a job that paid enough to support a family. That was also before the courts, legislators and feminazis made marriage an incredibly bad financial deal for men. That was also before LBJ converted our coinage to slugs, Nixon untethered the dollar from gold, Jimmy Carter was clueless about inflation, Greenspan decided the solution to popped bubbles was more bubbles, and a Marxist intent on destroying the economy moved into the White House. Things are different now, but it was a long time in coming.

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