Here is an article that kind of interested me. So many of my friends have told me that the "30s are the new 20s." Well, in today's society, with college education lasting well into people's 30s, people still looking for real work past that age, and marketing that was once for teens is now the same for adults, it's not surprising that we are a more immature society. As a nation, we seem to make decisions off-the-cuff, our news is presented to us in small doses and we subscribe to sound-bites for most things on TV. When the average adult can barely pay attention to something for more than 30-seconds without getting bored, what chance do the children have (did someone say ADHD)? ADULT ADHD?!? As ADHD was commonly referred to several years ago, ADD, can we now SUBTRACT this sort of thinking from our world? I really hope so. Most of you probably haven't even read this far. Kidding. :)
That said, it really is time for us to grow up. Get that job. Get a man or woman in your life and/or be content with what you have materialistically. Never be content with what you are character-wise. Get serious, and I mean really serious about God. Let's stop fooling ourselves into believing we haven't bought into this world's short-cut, youth-centric, sound-bite (that many hyphens will do, Mike), gimme gimme gimme world. Some are more resilient than others, but probably not nearly as resilient as we need to be.
I Cor. 13:11 - "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things."
So the next time you catch yourself saying, "Nuh-uuuuuuh" to someone who doesn't share your opinion, or stick your tongue out, or flip someone off who crosses you, refer back to that scripture. Quit worrying about the latest fashion or what everyone thinks of you, worry about what you can do for others. And don't pick on people... That's so Junior High. :) (Author notes that he is highly guilty of that trespass.)
So let's grow up and maybe one day our Father will give us the keys to His car...