Irony has come full circle:
Both the Moslems and the Jews wait until a male child reaches puberty, then
he s a man, each capable of leading prayer, one measure of adulthood (I am
certain of this with Moslems, not quite certain about the Jews and a minyan)
Also in many African cultures, a boy is given his share of the flock and let
loose on the soil.
Responsibility is recognized in many different ways...
What is amazing is the barometers of adulthood. Peachfuzz and a deepened
voice do not an adult make. Look around you and you will see youngsters
well beyond their chronological years, and people of age who can't tie their
It seems easier for woemn in a sense...adulthood is recognized by one in the
oven regardless of age...
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