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How Government Created the Myth of Adolescence and the Terrible
Why are teens so angsty and rebellious? Because they are
biologically adults, being treated like children.
Jane Addams likely had good intentions when in the early 20th
century she helped create the juvenile justice system and laws
against child labor. But fast forward to present day and her
influence on how society treats young adults has disastrous effects
on young individuals and society at large.
Tom Woods hosted Dr. Robert Epstein on his podcast to discuss this
problem. Epstein wrote a book called Teen 2.0: Saving Our Children
and Families from the Torment of Adolescence. In it, he makes the
case that the government, the pharmaceutical industry, and
purveyors of “teen culture” have created a myth about
post-pubescent young adults.
Many people believe the psychological and social problems
associated with American youths is a natural part of the teenage
years. Epstein explains that the root of the issue is treating
people who are physiologically young adults as children.
It started with Jane Addams creating a culture that prolonged
childhood. The government went on to require public education which
grouped youths with peers their age. At a time when teenagers
should be learning from more mature and intelligent adults, they
are instead exposed to an echo chamber of immature peers.
Epstein cites studies which prove the competency of teenagers is
often higher than the competency of adults. He argues that nothing
magically changes at age 18 or 21. In their teen years, some people
are capable and some people are not. But these will likely be the
same people who are and are not able to be productive members of
society in later years.
Industries now seize on “teen culture.” Hollywood and the music
and fashion industries sell their products by appealing to this
unnatural subculture. The pharmaceutical industry exploits the
psychological problems caused in teens to sell their drugs. There’s
nothing wrong with teen brains. There is something very wrong with
how society treats teens. But instead of tackling the issue, the
drug industry has a pill for that.
And it makes perfect sense. Coercion, not just in teens, is a
leading cause of mental anguish.
Many adults feel helpless up against forces like the government,
media, and corporations. Young adults feel equally trapped by
authoritarian parents, public schools, and legal age restrictions.
Child labor laws sound like a good idea when you think of
8-year-olds in factories. But what about 15-year-olds in mechanics’
garages? Why can’t a 13-year-old work for a restaurant without
government permission? And even when these young folks get
permission, they have to schedule their work around compulsory
education. The government forces them to waste their time,
eliminating actual opportunities to learn from work experience
while making money.
And the myth that teenagers are still children permeates American
culture. How often do you hear people refer to young people from
age 13 and well into their 20’s as “kids”?
The solution always comes back to individual freedom. Of course, if
we immediately started treating all 13-year-olds as adults there
would be issues.
But luckily this is one of those problems where the solution really
does come down to individual action. Parents have ultimate control
over the environment they provide for their children. As their
children become young adults, parents can give those teens a degree
of autonomy on a case by case basis.
Homeschooling is growing, which is a good sign. Many people don’t
isolate their kids (and teens) from social interaction. Instead,
they join co-ops and social groups that don’t segregate by age.
Kids have an opportunity to learn from teens, who have an
opportunity to learn from adults.
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