At 27, “the brain is still in the final stages of development.”

December 24th, 2011

Like Kim Jong Eun, I’m almost there! Alas, I don’t have control of a nuclear arsenal (but don’t doubt the power of this blog!)

And there’s this interesting bit about why 35 is the minimum age to serve as President

Developmental psychologists say there’s a good reason that America’s Founding Fathers set 35 as the minimum age for a president: People younger than that just don’t have the experience or skill to deal with complex decision making. Historians warn that the track record of young leaders is weak. The Bible puts it bluntly in Ecclesiastes: “Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child. . . .”

I read some article that said that because people today are more mature younger, we should relax the 35-year requirement (it may have been satire, I don’t remember).