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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 5 years ago

What are your thoughts on the fact that in many places, 18-year-olds are minors?

Places where 18-year-olds are minors:

Alabama (United States), Mississippi (United States), Nebraska (United States), British Columbia (Canada), New Brunswick (Canada), Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada), Northwest Territories (Canada), Nova Scotia (Canada), Nunavut (Canada), Yukon (Canada), Puerto Rico, Algeria, Botswana, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Chad, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Kuwait, Lesotho, Madagascar, Namibia, Singapore, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Zambia

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  • 5 years ago
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    An 18-year-old is a kid, mature only in the mind of the 18-year-old. "Young adult" is perhaps the appropriate phrase, but there are some states (such as Missouri) where a parental authority figure (a relative) can have an 18-year-old declared a minor temporarily if that 18-year-old has shown signs of incapacity (drug addiction or alcoholism, for example), and can then have the youngster transported to a testing facility.

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  • 5 years ago

    It reflects that most 18 year olds aren't actually equipped to live on their own.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    They aren't minors ANYWHERE. They are adults, except for maybe in some sort of third world country.

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