Shakespeare on adolescence

From The Winter’s Tale

I would there were no age between ten and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting.

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2 comments on “Shakespeare on adolescence
  1. Entsophy says:

    I can honestly say that I did all of that between 30 and 40. I started the decade as a single grad student in physics and finished it as a Marine Corps Iraq veteran with three kids.

  2. Randy Giedrycz says:

    It’s always edifying to be reminded of how humanity hasn’t really changed that much over the eons.