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In some countries, young people at the age of 18 are considered adults and can drive a car, vote and get married, while other countries don’t allow it. What age do you think is the best to be considered an adult? Give reasons and examples.
REPORTED ON 04 DECEMBER, 2021 GENERAL TRAINING
The age at which a person is considered an adult is a question of controversy. Some nations have set 18 years to enjoy the privileges of an adult, while other nations would not approve this. In my view, chronological age has least significance in deciding whether a person is adult or not.
The first reason behind my argument is that a person would not be necessarily having emotional and intellectual maturity even if he has attained his full physical maturity. It is clear that the normal physical growth and development of a human being completes at the age of 20 the maximum. Many of these people must have got enough experiences in life and they are mature enough to handle the challenges in their life. However, a sizeable proportion of them was brought up under the shades of their parents, and was never exposed to real life situations. In such cases, giving them independent choices like voting in an election, driving a car or selecting their life partners is an unwise idea. This can not only affect them, but also the people around.
Having discussed the issues of setting a younger age to enjoy the privileges of an adult, the question which remains is ‘who can be called as an adult?’ . In certain cases, individuals attain both emotional and intellectual maturity only at an age after 30. Therefore, it is impractical to wait until that age to consider him an adult. The problem can be solved when we assume an age after 20, when a person is more likely to get exposure to the world by means of social interactions and interpersonal information exchanges.
To conclude, it is clear that maturity and age are not so closely related. However, at an age over 20, a person could be considered an adult and can be given the privileges of adulthood.