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When should someone become an adult

luvx
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11/23/2013 3:41:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I have both of Dr. Robert Epstein's books The Case Against Adolescence and the updated version, teen 2.0. They basically suggest that young people are overly restricted and that "adolescence" is an unnecessary stage of life. The book brings up how in previous times it was common for people to marry young.

However, I hear many people say how they thought they were mature at 13, but later they realize they actually weren't. Did people in the past who married young regret it later? Would young people mature faster if the age of majority was 14? Should there be more research done on this topic?
sadolite
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11/28/2013 9:46:00 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
You should become an adult when you start making demands of other people on their dime. In other words when you get tired of being told what to do. You can't live at the expense of another and expect to be treated like an adult.
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yay842
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11/28/2013 10:04:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 11/28/2013 9:46:00 AM, sadolite wrote:
You should become an adult when you start making demands of other people on their dime. In other words when you get tired of being told what to do. You can't live at the expense of another and expect to be treated like an adult.

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12/4/2013 9:39:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Adulthood simply means the maturity of the mind and body, and that adolescence is therefore not unnecessary, rather it is simply a stage in life all humans go through.
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