A couple of weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine, Kate, passed her thesis defense. At 27, she's no longer a graduate student. She's an unemployed chemist. Her friends are keeping their fingers crossed for her, but the job market is pretty tight, even for highly educated scientists. She's been cosseted in school and academia all her life, but her current experience would make anybody "grow up". Or not. She's spending a lot of time on Facebook. And posting a lot of interesting links. Kate's always impressed me as someone who wouldn't need the advice in this little article urging the over 25 crowd to grow up (and giving them a few tips on how to behave). But I have no doubt she knows more than her share of people her age who haven't figured it out yet. I can aver that in these narcissistic times of the eternal adolescent, there are plenty of people twice Kate's age who could use some growing up.
[HT - Kate]