I heard this description of someone today. The perennial teenager, sometimes called the man-child. It’s a definite identity that someone can take on these days. I have my guess as to how this particular identity came to be, but I don’t have to understand how it came to be in order to know what it looks like.
1. Lasting or active through the year or through many years.
a. Lasting an indefinitely long time; enduring: perennial happiness.
Appearing again and again; recurrent. See Synonyms at continual
A person between the ages of 13 and 19; an adolescent.
We aren’t talking about the plants here. We’re talking about that man-child that’s stuck in adolescence. Do you know this person? They never grow up. They might look older, but they’re not. This is an identity that is becoming more and more normal.
What do you think about it?