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When are kids considered adults?

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Started: 1/21/2016 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debater1346

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I think you become an adult when you show you are mature enough to handle the responsibilities. Some people see you are an adult as soon as you are 18. That is just a title for some people. To become an adult fully, you need to be an adult, if that makes sense.
Lazaros

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First of all I agree to the statement that considering to be an adult at 18 years old is just a title.

And also when you say you are considered to be an adult when you are an adult, yes, it does make sense to me, but.

This supposes that there is an absolute interpretation of what an adult person is.

And apparently this interpretation exists under some criteria.

And here is the crucial part, and very difficult question to answer.

Who is going to establish these criteria/principles to let people get evaluated/judged as an adult or not?
Under what criteria are you going to end up that the criteria/principles you're going to use are the correct/right ?
And so on and so on.

Is it going to be decided out of what procedure? Democratic procedure? Institutional procedure? Because there is a reason that someone, in some point of his life, starts to be considered as adult. So that he has some extra rights/participations in some decicions taking. So indeed people have to be considered as adults at some point of their lives, and we can both agree that the way is getting done now is not so "right" or i would prefer efficient.

The only way i see that we could consider someone as an adult person is to first establish a goal that has to be met out of the actions of people. And then, with the help of logic, to try to find the best, or maybe more pricisely, the most efficient, characteristics/criteria that a person has to acquire so that this goal will be met better/easier/more efficient.

Obviously, in that way, a person would never be considered, as an adult to his/her whole entity. But always according to a situation.

I think it's completely necessary to connect the term "adult" with a specific goal, unless if you think that Being is adult is something absolute, that there are some absolute criteria which we have to devolop our knowledge in such way so that we will be able to understand its value.
Debate Round No. 1
Debater1346

Pro

I respectfully disagree with that statement. There should not be just one specific goal to focus on. An adult's life is way more complicated to just focus on one goal. There are too many responsibilities to just consider one goal. There is a possibility to focus on a few small goals.
Lazaros

Con

Lazaros forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Debater1346

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Lazaros

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by PointyDelta 1 year ago
PointyDelta
This argument is circular.
Posted by geho89 1 year ago
geho89
Your logic is based on circular argument..
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