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Letters: Grow up, college grads

May 31, 2012

Re "No, kids, 30 isn't the new 20," Opinion, May 27

This headline is an appropriate message for today's new college graduates. Meg Jay identifies the development that must take place in our 20s because there simply isn't enough time left to build an adult intellect and persona, an economic life and a family after age 30.

Unfortunately, our government encourages delayed adulthood by requiring parents' health insurance policies to cover children until age 26, thus incentivizing the delay.

But Jay's article makes one wonder about the adequacy of the education our youth receive by the time they are in their 20s. Perhaps the notion that 30 is the new 20 is a result of college being the new high school.

Fritz Mehrtens

Irvine

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