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Subject: "Kidult" culture

Written By: yelimsexa on 07/26/10 at 7:54 am

Seeing this word today made me laugh about how dumbed down the young Generation Y adults are as they became adults during the 2000s- they are really "kidults". Just do an image search and you'll quickly see why. They still wear Spongebob clothing. Emos have that "kiddie" look. They crave Harry Potter/Twilight even though they are adults. There is even a website about them, kidult.com. And, worse yet, their ACCENT feels 10 years younger than it should!

Another theory is that how more young adults live with their parents at a later age; thus they still often get the "kid" treatment at a later age. When looking back at the 2000s and early 2010s (and possibly beyond), we should view such "kidult" types as a reason why culture dumbed down during this time.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: danootaandme on 07/26/10 at 8:26 am

Yes, exactly, but they were raised that way, and I blame my fellow boomers for that.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: JTCool on 07/26/10 at 12:06 pm

Being 17, I have seen people who are in the early 20's who do act like kids, but while I agree this theory is true with a large part of my generation and also Generation X, it isn't true about every person from that generation. People said Generation X were all slackers but while a good amount of people from that generation were lazier than the Boomers, there were also a good amount that weren't lazy and did really work hard. So for every Kidult in our generation there's also people that don't fit that mold.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Howard on 07/26/10 at 2:34 pm

I'm 36 and I still live with my parents.  :(

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/26/10 at 10:27 pm

This is why I favor lowering the drinking age to 18.  You can get married at 18, you can get drafted when you're 18, you can go to prison when you're 18, but you can't buy beer!  That's what set forward the lowering of the voting age to 18 in 1971.  The only argument I can't deny is the drunk driving statistics, but by that logic, why not raise the drinking age to 24 and save EVEN MORE lives!
:D

I live in a college town.  A lot of these kids don't get treated like adults until they're debtors or defendants. 

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: bchris02 on 07/26/10 at 10:49 pm


Seeing this word today made me laugh about how dumbed down the young Generation Y adults are as they became adults during the 2000s- they are really "kidults". Just do an image search and you'll quickly see why. They still wear Spongebob clothing. Emos have that "kiddie" look. They crave Harry Potter/Twilight even though they are adults. There is even a website about them, kidult.com. And, worse yet, their ACCENT feels 10 years younger than it should!

Another theory is that how more young adults live with their parents at a later age; thus they still often get the "kid" treatment at a later age. When looking back at the 2000s and early 2010s (and possibly beyond), we should view such "kidult" types as a reason why culture dumbed down during this time.


I have thought about this too.  Most people in the first half of their 20s don't seem much different than teenagers.  I have three theories as to why this is the case.

1. Helecopter parents, kids living with parents until 22-23, parents spoiling their children
2. The culture today is very focused on youth and looking young
3. College is almost a requirement to get a real job these days...and college technically postpones real adulthood another 4-5 years

It used to be when you turned 18 and graduated high school, you moved out of your parents' home, got married, got a real job, and settled down.  Today, people don't get jobs until they are in their mid-20s and finished with college, and marriage is starting to be postponed until the latter 20s.  Believe me, there is a HUGE difference in maturity between a 23 year old male with a wife, kids, and a mortgage vs a 23 year old recent college grad who's primary focus in life seems to be partying and getting laid. 

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: rgd51 on 07/27/10 at 3:26 am

hahahahaha you nailed it. im 18 and hangout with friends who are 20 or 21 or so and mooch off of their parents and slack off not working

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: tv on 07/27/10 at 7:18 am


hahahahaha you nailed it. im 18 and hangout with friends who are 20 or 21 or so and mooch off of their parents and slack off not working
Well to stick up for your friends a little bit  it is hard to find a job now with the bad economy.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: tv on 07/27/10 at 7:28 am


Seeing this word today made me laugh about how dumbed down the young Generation Y adults are as they became adults during the 2000s- they are really "kidults". Just do an image search and you'll quickly see why. They still wear Spongebob clothing. Emos have that "kiddie" look. They crave Harry Potter/Twilight even though they are adults. There is even a website about them, kidult.com. And, worse yet, their ACCENT feels 10 years younger than it should!

Another theory is that how more young adults live with their parents at a later age; thus they still often get the "kid" treatment at a later age. When looking back at the 2000s and early 2010s (and possibly beyond), we should view such "kidult" types as a reason why culture dumbed down during this time.
I I just think its different I;m 30and I went to High School from 1994-1998 we grew up on alternative, dance, and bedtime R&B. What did the Early  Generation Yers grow up on? Glam Rap and Britney Spears I mean thats a huge difference plus the most of the core  00's was foreshadowed on bling and reality shows. Its just a different culture for the Yers than it was for the people of my generation.

I don;t mean too make the early Gen Yers look stupid by my couple sentences above, I mean I like some 00's music(very mostly early to mid 00's stuff), its just 2 different generations in 2 different decades. Thats all!

The reason why I highlighted early was that the early generation Yers are not responsible for pop culture from late 2007+, they are responsible for culture from 1999-mid 2007 I think anyway.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: JTCool on 07/27/10 at 11:51 am

I'm wondering what everyone considers Generation Y. Being 17 I could easily say I'm Generation Y, but I think there's an overwhelming difference between teens right now and a lot of people in there early and mid 20's. I've noticed alot of people my age don't want to be like some of their older siblings because they have seen them stay at home and live off their parents, and they see the strain it puts on their parents.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: JamieMcBain on 07/27/10 at 1:31 pm

On the flip side, you have kids who act more adult, and sophicated, then kids their age, listen to classical music, read and write at a college level, and have a really high IQ.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Howard on 07/27/10 at 2:40 pm


hahahahaha you nailed it. im 18 and hangout with friends who are 20 or 21 or so and mooch off of their parents and slack off not working


I'm 36 and I try to hang out people that are close or around my age.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/27/10 at 10:00 pm

I still see women Gen-X women trying to dress like today's teens.  They don't wear it well.  Mine might be the first generation to want to remain in a permanent state of adolescence.  Hey, we had it good in the eighties!
::)

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: joeman on 07/27/10 at 10:54 pm


On the flip side, you have kids who act more adult, and sophicated, then kids their age, listen to classical music, read and write at a college level, and have a really high IQ.


Also losing their virginity at age 11.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/27/10 at 10:59 pm


Also losing their virginity at age 11.


Who?

:o

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Howard on 07/28/10 at 7:55 am


Also losing their virginity at age 11.



Why so young? ???

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: yelimsexa on 07/28/10 at 10:09 am

How about "infult" culture- some celebrities are subsituting one of their meals per day for BABY FOOD!

"The director of nutrition for WebMD, Kathleen Zelman, wrote that celebrities are substituting one or more of their meals every day with baby food."

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=76255

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: danootaandme on 07/28/10 at 10:10 am


Also losing their virginity at age 11.


That is called rape

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Howard on 07/28/10 at 6:34 pm


I still see women Gen-X women trying to dress like today's teens.  They don't wear it well.  Mine might be the first generation to want to remain in a permanent state of adolescence.  Hey, we had it good in the eighties!
::)


They must be tomboys. ::)

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/28/10 at 7:12 pm


How about "infult" culture- some celebrities are subsituting one of their meals per day for BABY FOOD!

"The director of nutrition for WebMD, Kathleen Zelman, wrote that celebrities are substituting one or more of their meals every day with baby food."

http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=76255


Who?  Who is doing these things?  I'm starting to sound like an owl.  That lady didn't mention any specific celebrities on the baby food diet. 

Baby food's gross.  I'd rather keep the lovehandles than have to eat nothing but baby food!
8-P

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: joeman on 07/28/10 at 7:53 pm

My best friends sister is around 11-12 and she tells me that a few kids in her class are pregnant.  It seems that kids grow up a lot faster than thought.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: bchris02 on 07/29/10 at 12:36 am


My best friends sister is around 11-12 and she tells me that a few kids in her class are pregnant.  It seems that kids grow up a lot faster than thought.


Sexually yes...but culturally it seems like they stay young longer.  Adolescence these days runs from about age 11 to 25. 

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Howard on 07/29/10 at 6:30 am

Baby food's gross.  I'd rather keep the lovehandles than have to eat nothing but baby food!


Aw Cmon Max,It's good for ya,It's nutritious. :D

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: joeman on 07/29/10 at 9:31 am


Sexually yes...but culturally it seems like they stay young longer.  Adolescence these days runs from about age 11 to 25.  


Hasn't it always been like that though?  I don't think a 25 year old is considered an old person nowadays compared to a 25 year old in the 50s and 60s.  

I'm 25 currently, I have slowed down on my partying and recreational uses.  I'd admit though, when I was 21-23ish, I still felt like I was 17, but I was still at college having fun.

I dunno, I know people my age that has been married not once, but twice!  They have children, and despite that, are living with their parents and acting like kids still.  

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: danootaandme on 07/30/10 at 10:14 am


My best friends sister is around 11-12 and she tells me that a few kids in her class are pregnant.  It seems that kids grow up a lot faster than thought.


Still called rape

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/30/10 at 8:40 pm


Still called rape


Yes.  If a 12-year-old is pregnant, somebody needs to go to prison.

Unless it's an Alfie Patten situation. 
::)

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/31/10 at 12:51 am

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h262/Gunner1750/chris_hansen.gif

All of you bastards, all of you!

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: JaxRhapsody on 08/02/10 at 7:28 pm

I look at it like this, theres pros & cons and even those are subjective. I will say we may have a better interaction with our kids and remember we were kids once. Then again it's all on how a person develops. I have noticed the big difference with us 80's babies. How most of us can't really have a life because of the job and educationo situation. Sometimes I question my action when someone 18-24 has got their sheesh together, with a good job or own their own bussiness, house and family. I don't have any of that sheesh nearly every attempt has failled. And especially to the OP I wouldn't go  making assumptions. I'd rather stay u problems, they think you need to be grown up just because you are grown up. And thats why alot of people 35+  are boring as sheesh with no kinda imagination. I'm a Toys R Us kid, I don't wanna grow up.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Emman on 08/03/10 at 8:22 pm


Hasn't it always been like that though?  I don't think a 25 year old is considered an old person nowadays compared to a 25 year old in the 50s and 60s. 

I'm 25 currently, I have slowed down on my partying and recreational uses.  I'd admit though, when I was 21-23ish, I still felt like I was 17, but I was still at college having fun.

I dunno, I know people my age that has been married not once, but twice!  They have children, and despite that, are living with their parents and acting like kids still. 




I had a dream about my 25th birthday(I'm turning 25 really soon by the way), and I genuinely felt old in that dream for the first time, like I haven't done enough with my life. It was very depressing.
But I don't look any where near 25, one guy asked whether I was over 16 today when I was getting my license renewed(that's around a decade younger looking). 25 will probably be perceived even younger in the future because people are living longer and education takes longer to complete, it just doesn't seem old compared to 65 or 75 today. Our population is getting older, we will have to change our society to accomodate them, also people will work longer into old age.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/03/10 at 8:41 pm


I had a dream about my 25th birthday(I'm turning 25 really soon by the way), and I genuinely felt old in that dream for the first time, like I haven't done enough with my life. It was very depressing.
But I don't look any where near 25, one guy asked whether I was over 16 today when I was getting my license renewed(that's around a decade younger looking). 25 will probably be perceived even younger in the future because people are living longer and education thats longer to complete, it just doesn't seem old compared to 65 or 75 today. Our population is getting older, we will have to change our society to accomodate them, also people will work longer into old age.


Same here.  I didn't have to shave more than twice a week until I was 28 and got carded for liquor until I was 32.  I got carded the other day when I was with some younger friends!
8)

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Howard on 08/04/10 at 6:19 am

I'm 36 and I've been clean shaven for 5 years now and people on the street thinking I'm younger than I look.

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: 2015 on 08/06/10 at 1:04 am

I actually think it's good to still like cartoons, etc, when you're older (it's also good if you don't, but if you like them, you should never feel forced to give them up because of your age!)

Subject: Re: "Kidult" culture

Written By: Howard on 08/06/10 at 6:33 am


I actually think it's good to still like cartoons, etc, when you're older (it's also good if you don't, but if you like them, you should never feel forced to give them up because of your age!)



I rarely watch cartoons now,I remember when they had cartoons on Saturday Morning for all the kids to watch,too bad they don't do that anymore.

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