Saturday, 18 April 2009

The slow, complicated road to adulthood

A good article that I stumbled upon whilst reading the one quoted in the previous post:

"... And a fifth of women and a third of men aged 20 to 34 are still living with their parents. So yet again we worry about what is happening to family life in Britain today...

... What was previously a normal rite of passage to adulthood has instead become like scaling a distant peak that can only be conquered after years of effort and preparation...

... The deodorant Lynx, for example, is marketed to young men on the proposition that it makes them sexy; but the advertisers have discovered that it is actually bought by mothers for their twentysomething sons who are still at home..."

(Source: The Times, 18 April 2009)

I can't remember the last time I bought deodorant. My stock seems to replenish itself.

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