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    At what age does one become an adult?

    Some of these things vary from state to state but when does the child become an adult? There seems to be a sliding scale.

    Stay on parent's healthcare insurance = ?
    Vote = ?
    Buy alcoholic beverages = ?
    Join the military = ?
    Get married = ?
    Buy a rifle = ?
    Buy a handgun = ?
    Buy cigarettes = ?
    Have an abortion = ?
    Pick your own gender = ?
    Buy a car = ?
    Sign a contract = ?
    Quit school = ?

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    Once upon a time when it was set at 21 we were sending boys to fight a war, but they couldn't enter a pub or vote.

    It's arbitrary.

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    I can tell you for a fact that you can sign a contract with Columbia House at 14-years-old and get away with 3 compact disks
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    Didn't they used to send all the 13 year old boys out in the woods and they had to kill a bear or whoever came back alive were men or something like that?

    Those were the days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Some of these things vary from state to state but when does the child become an adult? There seems to be a sliding scale.

    Stay on parent's healthcare insurance = ?
    Vote = ?
    Buy alcoholic beverages = ?
    Join the military = ?
    Get married = ?
    Buy a rifle = ?
    Buy a handgun = ?
    Buy cigarettes = ?
    Have an abortion = ?
    Pick your own gender = ?
    Buy a car = ?
    Sign a contract = ?
    Quit school = ?
    Is adulthood necessary or sufficient for those things? Some of those things I don't think you need to be an adult to do, while other things I don't think adulthood is enough.

    13 year old kids can stand trial "as an adult" so clearly it's one of those terms that the legal system applies whenever it's convenient.
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    I didn't have my head screwed on right till I was 40.
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    Conservatives males are adult at birth. They do not seem to learn much of anything outside of marrying their sisters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    Didn't they used to send all the 13 year old boys out in the woods and they had to kill a bear or whoever came back alive were men or something like that?

    Those were the days.
    That was the movie 300. It must have come on while you were sleeping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    I didn't have my head screwed on right till I was 40.
    And you're 38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by libertariat720 View Post
    Didn't they used to send all the 13 year old boys out in the woods and they had to kill a bear or whoever came back alive were men or something like that?

    Those were the days.
    Actually that was snipe hunting.
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