The Adult Debate Taylor Fujii
Is 18 the appropriate age to be considered an adult? In the United States, once a person turns 18 they are considered a legal adult but because they are still limited to what they can do and are still maturing, 21 seems to be the better fitted age.
Methods I Used to Reach This Answer • Google • Articles • Social media such as tv
Research • When Do You Become an Adult? • By DANIEL E. SLOTNIK • According to this article the brain is still developing until the early or mid-20’s. • 18 year olds are new to the “outside world” • Suggests 18 year olds be required to move out once 18 and do work for the community or serve in the army
Article: What Age is Someone Considered an Adult in the World? According to this source it all depends on the individual and country a person is in Child labor age drinking age criminal responsibility military service has kids Quinces and bat mitzvahs
When you’re an adult you’re considered “grown” To be “grown” you should be out of your parents house, have a stable career, and be able to take care of yourself However this rarely happens once someone turns 18 • Aren't always ready to take responsibility • Don’t know where they want to go in life • sheltered
Economy plays a part on when someone is considered “grown” Nowadays times are hard and in order to be considered an adult you need a stable career but with our economy it’s hard to even get a job Hard to find somewhere to live without help