Honestly, does a person truly not have the ability to make good decisions at 17 but simply turning 18 gives them that ability?

7 Answers

  • 1 month ago
    Best answer

    i know this person who recently turned 18 and she is actually even dumber than she was at 17

  • 1 month ago

    Wait until you are older

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Stop thinking that you are special or that laws are made for you only.

    The standard whereby in most circumstances 18 is considered the Age of Majority is based upon hundreds of years of human experience, from which was learned that among 17 year olds (who could be 17 years and zero days to 17 years and 364 days) there is a significant portion of persons who have not developed socially approved decision skills. And, among those 18 years of old (who could be 18 years old and zero days to 18 years and 364 days the majority have developed mature decision skills.

    At least, that was the case in the last century. . . . the Age of Majority should probably be increased as it seems that many are maturing mentally at older ages in our current culture. Your question reinforces that viewpoint.

    • Last century, 21 was the age of adulthood. As it still is in civilised countries today.

  • 2 months ago

    No, it's just that at 18 you are legally responsible for your decisions.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago


    Âgė alone is a horrible marer for deciding

    a person's overall maturity but lines had to be

    drawn somwhere & I8 was the # that was

    chôsėn :|

  • Mikey
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    People can make bad decisions at any age. But a common ground for legality has to be met somewhere.

  • helene
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You are confusing ability and authority.

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