07w43:3 The Wander Years Posted October 30th, 2007 by timothy. 0 Comments Goodreads | 2007 week 44 number 3 (The Odyssey Years) The Odyssey Years | David Brooks http://goodreads.timothycomeau.com/shorty/nytimes/wanderjahr/ “There used to be four common life phases: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. Now, there are at least six: childhood, adolescence, odyssey, adulthood, active retirement and old age. Of the new ones, the least understood is odyssey, the decade of wandering that frequently occurs between adolescence and adulthood. […] Young people grow up in tightly structured childhoods, Wuthnow observes, but then graduate into a world characterized by uncertainty, diversity, searching and tinkering. Old success recipes don’t apply, new norms have not been established and everything seems to give way to a less permanent version of itself.” // Myself, I think I can see Ithaca on the horizon.