Why You Need to Have a Proper Adolescence

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It’s an enormous privilege to have an adolescence – and, to an extent rarely spoken about, not everyone gets the chance to have one. Adolescence isn’t just a particular time of one’s second decade, and it won’t unfold automatically simply when one reaches fourteen or seventeen and three quarters. Adolescence properly understood is a state in which we’re able to explore – with courage and newfound independence – who we might be outside of the projections and mental dictates placed upon us by our parents…
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“It’s an enormous privilege to have an adolescence – and, to an extent rarely spoken about, not everyone gets the chance to have one. Adolescence isn’t just a particular time of one’s second decade, and it won’t unfold automatically simply when one reaches fourteen or seventeen and three quarters.
Adolescence properly understood is a state in which we’re able to explore – with courage and newfound independence – who we might be outside of the projections and mental dictates placed upon us with enormous ingenuity and great force by our parents.
Parents are the greatest propagandists that any of us will ever meet with – and part of their genius is that we rarely know what they are up to. Below the surface they are engaged in a ruthless and ongoing attempt to sell us a version of reality: to tell us what we are ‘really’ like, what we actually need, what life is truly about – and who they have been and what their motives are. It goes without saying that some of their ideas will be eminently correct but the function of adolescence is to take a good long look at, and deal with, the ones that aren’t…”

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