According to a new study, adulthood now begins at 24, as young people are delaying work, marriage and families longer than they had in previous generations.
Researchers found that the average man gets married for the first time at the age of 32, an increase of eight years since the 1970s.
While it is a drastic change, the study authors weren’t worried about the trend, pointing out that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20 -- and many people’s wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25.
This means our brains and bodies are continuing to mature well after high school and sometimes even after the college years.
No matter what, doesn’t it seem a little crazy for a 20-something to be hanging around the house, having mom do his laundry and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for him?