Things change drastically over night. Lot of these kids have been catered to their entire lives. Now, it is big business.
I don't want people to think I am bashing Zeller either. I am not at all. He/his family did everything the right way. But he was the youngest, small town kid, maybe a bit naive although that isn't really the word I'm looking for. Just a lot to learn, grow up emotionally etc
Every kid's situation is different. I know when I was 18, I was incredibly immature, clueless. I wouldn't have had a clue. Yet, a girl I dated for a couple years in school, she ran circles around me in "life" knowledge, what to do etc. She was basically on her own managing a household from like 13-14 when her mom passed. The differences were amazing. I was probably more intelligent but vastly more stupid about "life" and the "real world". If that makes sense.