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September 2, 2009

Which age is the most important?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Neil @ 7:00 am

I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately.  Everyone seems to have a strong opinion about which age/grade/life stage is the most important.

  • The 1st year of life is most important because _________________.
  • There’s nothing more important than where a preschooler goes to “school” w/ because ________________.
  • 1st grade is the most critical time of a child’s life because it’s the foundation for the rest of their life.
  • 6th grade is so important because it prepares a child for their teenage years & all of the temptations they will face.
  • 7th grade is vital because of the transition from childhood to the teenage years.
  • 9th grade is so important because teens are transitioning into high school.
  • 16 is when it really counts because teens receive the freedom that comes w/ a driver’s license
  • Your senior year is so important because it prepares you for college & being away from your parents.

It goes on & on through adulthood.  1st year of college, 1st job, marriage, 1st child, …..

Is any 1 stage of life really that much more important than any other?

Is it a sign of our narrow focus that makes us think that our age (or the age of those important to us) is more important than any other?

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2 Comments »

  1. My answer to the question of which stage of life is most important would be the CURRENT one.

    Comment by Rob H — September 2, 2009 @ 8:47 am

  2. Being someone that has experience a fair share of “first” here lately I think that focusing on what is at hand and making it the most important is key.

    Comment by paige — September 2, 2009 @ 6:11 pm


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