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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Should the age of adulthood be raise to 21 ?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    the age at which you can join the armed forces, get married or have children should be raised yes.

    but that's not going to happen

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  • 2 months ago

    Well, we have been there. Part of the reason for lowering it to 18 was that young people (men in this case) could be drafted into the military with no say over their lives. Old enough to fight, old enough to vote, and drink, I gather. The likelihood it will be raised to 21 again is highly unlikely. Granted, legal drinking was raised again to 21, but as any person who is around teens and young adults for any period of time, knows that such measures only makes the under 21 crowd sneakier about alcohol consumption. Great lesson, right? Don't drink, wink, wink! I would consider moving the drinking age back to 18, but require alcohol and drug education in schools by people who are trained in mental health, not Coach Jones' sex ed plumbing class. 

    Developmentally, humans reach full maturity around age 25. Try advocating for that and see how many takers you get. I would keep it at 18, but I would lower the voting age to 16 and perhaps give a few adult rights at that age, but not all. My main motivation for that would be to get younger people involved in the whole process of democracy (The USA has terrible voter turnout compared to other democracies). Perhaps, if giving graduated levels of responsibility starting at 16 would help create positive participation skills.  

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  • Mirage
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Honestly it shoud be raised. I don't even say an 18 or 19 year old man/women, it just sounds so wrong. Thinking of it, you go from a 17 year old child to a year later an 18 year old man. I think it 18-19 should be pre-adult and I'm fine with saying a 20 year old man/women so for me 20+ should be an official adult. 

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  • 2 months ago

    It is becoming irrelevant. Today, people get older but don't grow up. 

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    adulthood has nothing to do with numbers. it has to do with a person being mature enough to be able to take care of themselves, independent of their parents. that means they have a job with a salary that can pay for monthly bills like rent, car payments or transportation, utilities, phone etc. Until you can cover that nut every month, you're not an adult. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No should be raised to 25 logically

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  • IOM
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Definitely agree 👍 

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  • Jack H
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, it should be lowered to 16...

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  • 2 months ago

    I don't care, I'm 22, anyway, I'm over the age of everything, I'm finally free to do whatever i wish to do. 

    • Mac2 months agoReport

      Yes definitely

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