Why do children want to grow up? Because they experience their lives as constrained by immaturity and perceive adulthood as a condition of greater freedom and opportunity. But what is there today, in America, that…adolescents want to do but cannot do? Not much: they can do drugs, have sex, make babies, and get money….For such adolescents, adulthood becomes synonymous with responsibility rather than liberty. Is it any surprise that they remain adolescents?
-- Thomas Szasz