The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Gen X men don't fully reach maturity until age 34 - and that their interest in video games, comic books, and sugary breakfast cereal is a sign that they are not gracefully entering adulthood.
What's clear here: Some people just don't get it.
Are Gen X men refusing to grow up - or are they just more active fathers? I would argue the latter.
Smoking a pipe, sipping scotch, and wearing matching pajamas does not a grown up make. Although it is true that Xers are reaching middle age later than previous generations, a bowl of cereal does not determine your level of maturity. In fact, some people argue that Gen Xers' alternative approach to adulthood is actually what will "save the world."
I agree, it makes them better fathers! my husband is the biggest kid of all and I love it. It doesn't mean that he is irresponsible, it means he loves kids and loves to play with kids.
I agree too - we will save the world ... one comic book at a time :) or in our case thru one blog at a time ... cheers le
I will NEVER grow up then, because there is no way I'm giving up my Fruit Loops (and they're made with whole grain now!)
My husband just turned 40, and I'll be 31 in January. It's weird because I know we're not following the "standard" route, but it's what we're comfortable doing, and it'll pay off eventually.
Did you see Junkdrawer's post with all the CountChocula, Frankenberry boxes. Cereal was big entertainment as a kid.
I ate Corn Pops back in the 1970s when they were called by their less politically correct name, Sugar Pops.
But what does it say about me that I like to eat left over Chinese food for breakfast?
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