There appears to be a rejuvenilization of adults over 40 transpiring in America.
Too many college students’ mental and maturation development has been stalled at the level of an adolescent by political correctness, sending them scurrying away into university “safe spaces” whenever confronted with any semblance of common sense or reality, as a frightened child would hide in a closet with a Teddy Bear.
But what I’m talking about is the onslaught in the media, television advertising and Hollywood. It is an incessant juvenile attitude toward adults. Most ads seem to require either talking animals, puppets, cartoons or “kidspeak” by adults about products for grown-ups.
As a kid, I giggled at these on Saturday morning. With school out, movie time is in, but try finding one or two serious films out of 10 at the theater. It’s mystifying watching many adults laughing hysterically at coming attractions of movies intended for 6-year-olds. Cute? Yes. Belly laughs? Hmm.
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Pharmacy shelves are stocked with Gummy Bear adult aspirin and myriad supplements in candy form. Adult coloring books are in. (I must reveal I have taken up that sport.) Zombie outfits, adolescent video games and hopscotch are not for children anymore.
It’s great and healthy to be young at heart, but with the rate this mindless childhood regression is occurring, we’ll need not fear for our children’s development. We’ll be our children. Either this nation is in trouble, or I’m just a cranky old party pooper.