It’s really interesting reading about developmental psychology as an early-20-something because you get to the part about adolescence and teenagers and think to yourself, “hey, I was just there!”

And then you read about how all teenagers think they’re special snowflakes and are worried what people think about them and are really overdramatic because their amygdalas are firing but their frontal lobes (logic centers) aren’t really finished developing until they’re in their early twenties

And then you remember how everyone told you stuff like that when you were a teenager but you were like, “no, I’m not that bad!” and then they told you that one day you’d grow out of it or look back and laugh—but of course you scoffed at that

And then you turn 22 and realize that…yeah, that was kind of true

  • 23 March 2013
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