Ok, I just wrote a response to this and then thru my own clumsy self, clicked out of it without posting...but I am a flury of brain activity after having seen this...My heart and my mind need to come together for me to comment on all I have learned...I took notes and scurried like a little mouse to get it all down, and then I would rewind it and watch parts of it again. I am so grateful for having watched it...Thank you sis, we will discuss it later I am sure, I feel like I have so much to say, but I need time to let it all settle on me first...as I really never paid much consideration to Nelson Mandela til we saw Invictus together...what a treasure, and this really made me think about what an effect one person can have on so many lives....and then realize , "he is a man, not a saint", but what a Man he is.
I've done that before...not to worry. They expire the movies at times so Madiba is gone and a classic has been put in it's place. Momma took me to see this when I was 9...I bugged her to tell me during the movie what "Obsessed" meant.. she kept shushing me and saying to watch the movie, she'd tell me later.
When we got home she was on the phone with her girlfriend and I heard her say.. "Child, Edie kept asking me what "obsessed" meant! I didn't know child..I just kept telling her to watch the movie!!!"
ROFLMBO! I remember it as clear as day. Sweet Momma. We lived on 69th & Peoria-Chicago and went to the Empress---The real Empress. Never dreamed I'd be putting this movie up on my site 50 years later... *sigh*
Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many people’s wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25. And people are also getting married and having children later, with the average man entering their first marriage aged 32.5 and women 30.6, an increase of eight years since the 1970s. Families have changed significantly since the 1970s Credit: Fox Photos Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years. Countries such as New Zealand already treat children who have been in care as vulnerable until they are 25, allowing them the same rights as youngsters “Age definitions are always arbitrary,” she said, but “our current definition of adolescence is overly restricted.” “The ages of 10-24 years are a better fit with the development of adolescents nowadays.” However other academics argued that just because young people were unmarried or still in education did not mean they were not fully functioning adults. But Dr Jan Macvarish, a parenting sociologist at the University of Kent, told the BBC: “There is nothing inevitably infantilising about spending your early 20s in higher education or experimenting in the world of work. “Society should maintain the highest possible expectations of the next generation.” Prof Sawyer also admits there could be downsides to he plan, particularly if youngsters were no longer seen as responsible or capable of full engagement in society until they were 24. "Such a view would risk disenfranchising adolescents and undermines their rights to fully participate in society," she added.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address.