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When do you think a person becomes an adult?

2003
11-17-2011, 08:00 AM
What age?

18? 21? Older? Younger?

Where I come from law says 18, conventional wisdom seems to suggest 21. 16 is age of consent, 18 for smoking and drinking, 18 as an adult, 20 to enter casinos, 18 to gamble on sports.

For me, It just seems to be either your an adult at X age, and anything less is a child. I dont like that.

Could a case be made for girls being an adult at a different age than males? Conventional wisdom does suggest women of the same age tend to be a couple to three years more mature than males of their same age. Hence women more often than not date older men.

What does your society suggest, what do you think?

Is it just the age you can fight for your country, age you can vote, or do you think its far more multi layered than this?

Lopez
11-17-2011, 08:14 AM
Depends on the person.

Some people never grow up.

MariaV
11-17-2011, 08:22 AM
Some people never grow up.

That's exactly what I was gonna say!
:help:

Sonja1989
11-17-2011, 08:27 AM
I think when start to leave alone or with his partner plus starts to work and learn more responsibility than in school.

Time Violation
11-17-2011, 08:43 AM
I think when start to leave alone or with his partner plus starts to work and learn more responsibility than in school.

Yup, when you start living alone, paying your bills, taking care of your food and everything else, then you can be adult. Doesn't matter if someone is 45 yrs old, if his/her parents are still taking care of everything :)

Orka_n
11-17-2011, 08:45 AM
To me maturity is about unselfishness.

Sofonda Cox
11-17-2011, 08:47 AM
Some people never grow up.

Yep.

@Sweet Cleopatra
11-17-2011, 09:15 AM
Sometimes I am grown up and sometimes I am 6 yers old.

Depends on my mood!

Sophocles
11-17-2011, 11:59 AM
When they stop posting on MTF.

Jovard
11-17-2011, 12:08 PM
Depends on the person.

Some people never grow up.

Like me :p
I will be 20 (:eek:) in about 3 weeks, but I still hang out sometimes with my 10-13 year old cousins :lol: :help:

Johnny Groove
11-17-2011, 12:33 PM
Maturity is relative. Everyone matures at different ages.

tennizen
11-17-2011, 01:58 PM
Never. There are no adults in this world.

Filo V.
11-17-2011, 01:59 PM
Depends on the person.

Some people never grow up.

Nailed it.

abraxas21
11-17-2011, 02:10 PM
if you're able to grow a full fledged moustache, you're an adult

Mae
11-17-2011, 02:13 PM
Depends on the person.

Some people never grow up.

That's exactly what I was gonna say!
:help:

That makes 3 of us :lol:

Sham Kay
11-18-2011, 12:52 AM
Whenever your pleasures do not require the assistance and/or permission of others. The exception being when a man gets married and effectively loses his manhood.

2003
11-18-2011, 01:10 AM
For Legal Purposes