Started by BlueInGreen, September 21, 2022, 04:39:52 PM
Quote from: james03 on September 22, 2022, 08:13:41 AMHistorically 18 is on the older side. A lot of men who fought and died in recent wars were 18.In agriculture days, boys would work everyday on the farm with their Dad. They were definitely men by 16. More mature than a lot of 30 yr. olds today.
Quote from: The Curt Jester on September 22, 2022, 09:26:43 AMA lot of Americans say their children have to be out of the house when after they turn eighteen because they are adults. Problem is that many of those same parents didn't teach their children how to be adults, so they are sending out their children with no experience, knowledge, or wisdom. If we're going to consider children to become adults at that age, they have to be trained well before that.
Quote from: diaduit on September 22, 2022, 11:05:55 AM Its the attitude that once your 18 you don't need any more guidance or permission anymore and parents are tossing boy children out on their own and they head straight for the decadent lifstyle.
Quote from: Tennessean on September 24, 2022, 12:36:27 PMAdulthood should be 36. The year you assume your full rights as a man. Women aren't allowed, they are classified with children and the handicapped as mentally unsound.
Quote from: Goldfinch on October 03, 2022, 08:42:41 AMNo-one is an actual child after experiencing puberty. That is just a fact of nature.The legal age of majority, though, is entirely an issue of custom and tradition. It will always vary according to culture and political expedience. Some Western countries, like the UK, are considering lowering the age of majority to 16, for instance.
Quote from: MushroomRooster on October 02, 2022, 02:08:19 PMThe age of consent at 18 is absurd and under 18, apparently, you'd be considered a "child". I think a 14-year-old person can definitely be an adult if they're raised in that way. Also, why is it that you have to be 18 to get married (without parents' permission) but you can be having sex as young as 12?!
QuoteLooking at the laws regarding age of consent in Canada:- A 14 or 15 year-old individual can consent to sexual activity with someone who is less than five years older than them.- A 12 or 13 year-old individual can consent to sexual activity with someone who is less than two years older than them.I can agree with being able to drive at 16, which feels more adult than turning 18. Maybe they should change the "adult" age to 16? But, since most people are getting married late, people are becoming an adult in their late 20s/early 30s. Also, I'd be okay with my adult children living at home until marriage or when they get settled.