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Thread: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    There is nothing adult about a 13-year-old. I don't care what time in history it was or what geographical location they live in. Not only do they lack any kind of experience, but their brains and bodies are not fully mature yet. And THAT is scientific evidence right there.

    We made LOTS of mistakes in the past and treating children as adults is just one of them.
    What do you consider fully mature? 13 year olds are capable to procreation and I think that's generally the criteria we use to distinguish mature from immature in most species.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    I'm wondering whether it should be 25.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That may be true, but doesn't counter the argument that 13 years old is adult material.
    Sure it does. I'm saying many people in their 20s are nowhere near adult material, let alone a 13 year old. I will argue that they're not children anymore either, though.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Sure it does. I'm saying many people in their 20s are nowhere near adult material, let alone a 13 year old. I will argue that they're not children anymore either, though.
    But that truth doesn't prove that 13 years are grown up enough.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    But that truth doesn't prove that 13 years are grown up enough.
    Sweets, you're just repeating what I'm saying. Even if we stopped coddling our precious dears the way we do, 13 year olds would not be adult material. I never implied that they would be. Sorry if I was unclear.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Is there anybody that honestly agrees/thinks that 13 should be the legal adult age and this means TOTAL ADULT
    living on thier own all rights that a 18 year old has and more
    drinking
    gun ownership
    choice to go to school or not
    work
    sex
    draft into war or volunteer
    drive
    fla a plane
    etc etc

    So the question is:

    Should 13 be the legal age of full adult and rights and do you consider them equal to 18yr old

    yes of course no doubt
    yes with some concern
    no but maybe 16
    no thats insane
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    and if you do i would LOVE to hear any facts or sound logic backing this claim up.

    being 13 once, having a large family, raising a daughter passed that point and working with 13yr olds for 11 years I personally think this idea is mentally insane, irrational, delusional and has zero logic to support it.

    many 13 yr olds would kill themselves and others if treated like adults
    It should be 30. From what I've seen that's the age that people generally cease doing gratuitously stupid things, and people who continue to be gratuitously stupid after 30 will never grow up anyway.

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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Is there anybody that honestly agrees/thinks that 13 should be the legal adult age and this means TOTAL ADULT
    living on thier own all rights that a 18 year old has and more
    drinking
    gun ownership
    choice to go to school or not
    work
    sex
    draft into war or volunteer
    drive
    fla a plane
    etc etc

    So the question is:

    Should 13 be the legal age of full adult and rights and do you consider them equal to 18yr old

    yes of course no doubt
    yes with some concern
    no but maybe 16
    no thats insane
    other



    and if you do i would LOVE to hear any facts or sound logic backing this claim up.

    being 13 once, having a large family, raising a daughter passed that point and working with 13yr olds for 11 years I personally think this idea is mentally insane, irrational, delusional and has zero logic to support it.

    many 13 yr olds would kill themselves and others if treated like adults
    We live in a society here in the USA where people try to hold your hand form cradle to grave. It wouldn't work here. It is possible that in another environment that it could be workable, even as young as 13. It's always about education, not age. That doesn't necessarily mean formal education from books.

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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    You obviously quoted that from someone/somewhere. Mind providing a link?
    since you are a mod ill give you a direct answer and motivation for not providing a link.
    I thought if i quoted somebody and made a side poll/topic UPSTAIRS, then called the idea mentally retarded it might be considered B/F/T

    but i will say the link doesnt provide any further info, the conversation missing simply developed into a simply question. the poster was asked by multiple posters if they thought 13 is equal to 18 and that 13 yr olds should be full adults, what is quoted is thier answer.

    If its not B/F/T ill gladly post it.
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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Oh for god sakes. The thread in question was about the child's parents forcing her to abort her pregnancy. There is limits to parental rights and all people were arguing is that this is one of them.

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    Re: 13 years old should be the legal age of an adult?

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Who on earth actually argued that? Who did you quote?
    if i get the thumbs up from a mod ill answer but im sure it wouldnt be hard to find, and yes someone here actually believes that
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