Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
A minor may need to apply for emancipation if they want to be treated as an adult in the market for labor for unemployment compensation purposes. Otherwise, they could be supported by the adults in the family.