We are young

Age is just a number.

I love the picture Jared Erondu paints of how age can be perceived. In truth, your age is merely the number of times you have circumnavigated the sun. Unfortunately, many people use it as a measure of maturity, which is a terribly misguided use of this statistic. A 16 year old can easily be more mature and better suited for a job than a 20 year old (and vice-versa). Granted, there are a more legal restrictions minors have to deal with. However, this is not normally a problem for most of the positions in technology careers today. Past experience and a good interview are a better indicator of a person’s ability to perform well at a job. I’m glad to see that more companies are employing younger people, but we still have room to improve.

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