The repressed state of feeling limited by the (often illogical) mores of society
into which most people (Americans
, at least) seem to enter as they transition toward adulthood
. The transition is a gradual process, with the most strongly unaccepted practices (such as public nudity
) being eliminated first, but is rarely fully realized until after college
when people seem to feel obliged to start "acting like grown-ups
". Generally, this means forgetting how to have a good time
Of course, not everyone falls into this trap. As with all generalizations, there are exceptions.