This extended adolescence looks more like society has turned into little kids. Some of which is due to the adults saying that the kids are growing up "too fast" and the kids themselves not taking responsibility for themselves. I think this article addresses the latter.
Memoir: how I put an end to my extended adolescence | torontolife.com: "It wasn’t the suit that needed to change. I’d entered this process boyishly believing in magic. But standing there in the cluttered back room, I realized I had learned something from the time I’d spent with Frank: manliness was something I would have to work at every day. The suit alone couldn’t do it for me."
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