I accidentally watched “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” yesterday. I started mindlessly watching, but was drawn in by recollections of my own high school days. There is something oddly sentimental about movies that take you back to more carefree times.
What was apparent to me was the impulsive nature of most of their decisions. I guess this is understandable given that they lacked the wisdom that experience bestows upon you if you’re on the planet long enough.
I remember reading that the human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25. …that until age 25 people lack a full and complete understanding of the consequences of their behavior.
I suppose that’s part of what makes the teenage years both so fool hardy and so much fun. You don’t see too many anxiety disorders in the under 25 group. That’s probably what keeps the oldies music stations on board…a trip back to our own Ridgemond Highs.