All true. And also discussed at the seminar. But it all begins with the developing brain. I learned things that just blew me away. My purpose, and the purpose for the seminar was to give the people who attended a perspective on the development of the adolescent - particularly the Gen Z kids. Basically, if we don't know what makes them tick, we have a tough time connecting with them.The Millennials are now beginning to buy homes in greater numbers. I think that the Great Recession and college debt stunted the growth there and the possibility of home ownership. Gen Z, which is the group now just graduating college this year at the oldest part of that range have the college debt as well as the belief that the world will end in 12 years. When they hit 30 the realization that they are still here will dawn on them and they will begin planning more for the future.
Another factor may be the burgeoning addiction that we see with the resurgence of marijuana use promoted by legalization, along with the kid focused alcohol flavors offered. Any addiction can slow or stunt the maturation process and also lead to depression.