when are you seen as an adult?

@axter69 (379)
July 4, 2007 5:52am CST
I know there are many diffrent people who come on this site and as a result many diffrent cultchers. In the UK you are pritty much seen as an adult from the age of 18. but is this really old enough. I know when your young all you want to do is grow up and live life, but are you really living life, I sort of wish I was still only 16,17 as this was the best period of my child hood but I think I grew up to fast. Now I don't want to spark contrvese here but from the age of 14 I was drinking in local pubs and clubs and I thought I was the big man. but now as a father I want my kids to stay young and inocent for as long as possible. so when are you seen as an adult? 16,18,21?
2 responses
@Sushicook (691)
• Sweden
4 Jul 07
In Sweden you are legally an adult at 18, but I personally think that you can't consider yourself a "real" adult until you can take care of yourself. For example, do your own washing, cooking, be responsible and pay your bills.
@axter69 (379)
4 Jul 07
Yea I sort of agree, I think though some kids do that about the age of 16 but mentaly I don't think they are ready to be adults, at the same time I know 30 year olds who act like big kids
• Sweden
4 Jul 07
Yes, I know what you mean. A friend of mine didn't know how to do his own laundry at the age of 26, while others I know have been self-sufficient since they where 17. I guess it has a lot to do with maturity as well.
4 Jul 07
i love drinking