How old are you? Do you like being your current age, and if so, why? Do you wish you were older, or younger? What would you say is the best age to be? Whenever I have posed these questions to social work students the common answer I get is that the best age is older than adolescence and younger than, say, around 70 years of age. A large percentage of my students over the years have reported that childhood is a ‘good age’ because of its association with being ‘carefree’ and a time of little or no worry about those issues associated with adulthood such as career, income and other responsibilities.
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