"I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid..."

When I was a kid one of the best movies my friends and I watched was a movie with Tom Hanks entitled, Big. This movie was about a boy who made a wish and the next day he woke up looking like an adult. He was "Big". Reflecting on the movie as this point in my life, "Big" is a story about adolescents desire to be adults.

This narrative seems to have been a common theme throughout time - kids desiring to be adults.

That is until now.

My wife and I rented "17 Again". This is a movie about an adult who desires to be, well, 17 again.

This really got me thinking about the current cultural trend to extend adolescence. Graduates go to college with their high school clicks. Botox is still uber popular. Everyone desires to be younger than they are. Many movies, especially comedies, are sophomoric and geared for the teenage male.

Could this be the first time in history that we adults would rather be kids than adults?

If our culture idolizes our adolescent who are the adults going to be?