‘Why College Students Are So Childish’ (2015)

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Believe it or not, he’s 36 years old!

The reason for this, I would’ve said offhand, is that that’s the way our evil godless rulers want ’em. But there is a scientific explanation!

Why College Students Are So Childish

I wonder if the plan is to get literally everyone into college and keep them there for as long as they live, while robots do all the work. Imagine–“higher education” that goes on and on until you die.

What use these lifelong students will be to anyone, well, that’s a puzzler.

Why College Students Are So Childish

Would you believe it? As of April of this year, more than 17 million Americans were enrolled in college ( http://www.statisticbrain.com/college-enrollment-statistics/ ).

That’s way, way too many people in college. And you see what happens to them while they’re there. They turn into whining, tantrum-throwing, bed-wetting idiots.


Well, here’s some science to explain it.

Back in 2007, a British researcher, Bruce G. Charlton, published in Medical Hypotheses an article entitled, “Psychological neoteny and higher education: associations with delayed parenthood” ( http://www.hedweb.com/bgcharlton/psychological-neoteny.html ).

What’s neoteny? It’s that strange natural process by which certain animals–tiger salamanders, for instance–remain forever in their larval forms. So “psychological neoteny” in humans would describe how some people never grow up.

Here’s what Charlton concluded:

“In conclusion, it seems likely that psychological neoteny is increasing mainly as a consequences of the increasing percentage of school leavers going into higher education.”

In other words, college keeps many of its students from attaining psychological maturity.

Does that describe what we’re seeing in our colleges today, or what?