I was reading about how women now have there periods for a lot longer than we did in times past. What I mean is, for whatever reason, we begin to menstruate at an earlier age, and we have less children and later, meaning that we spend a lot more time bleeding.
Then I got to thinking about how it seems that our whole culture is prolonging adolescence. Young girls are dressing like grown ups and wearing mini skirts and trainer bra's. We watch TV shows about 30 somethings living in share houses and going to parties and agonising over bad relationship choices. We are having children older, as late as our 40's. We are essentially extending our teenage lifestyles from about age 10 to 35.
So that's my rant and rave for today. I am feeling a bit isolated from my own generation, who are consistently shocked and horrified to hear that I am married at the tender age of 24, that I own my own home and I plan to have kids before I am 30. I'm not suggesting that this is the best path for everybody, but again and again I am surprised at how few people are choosing to take this path now.