At what age a person should be called 'Adult'?

Philippines
September 26, 2008 4:02am CST
for me, i think a 16 yrs. old should be called an 'Adult' already..i believe the person is capable to think and knows what is right from wrong..besides he has already studying for say 8-10 yrs. already..legal age should be 16!
10 responses
@warrior_777 (1392)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
In general speaking I think a person can be considered "Adult" already if she/he reached the age of eighteen years old. But we are individuals that have each kind of personality. For me an individual can be measured for his/her maturity before I can say that she/he has already reached his/her adulthood. Happy mylotting..
@slot100 (546)
• Hungary
26 Sep 08
16 Years..I think you should have some more rights by then allready, but you still need to wait until you're about 18/19 years old in my opinion. Just because at the age of 16 years you're still a teenager, which means you can't be trusted yet. That's why they as well give not so big punishments to kids when they did something in crime.. It's not just the thing to know the difference between right and wrong, but you need to know many more things. You need to FINISH studying, need to know how spend money, what to do with signing contracts, and these kind of things. That's why the governments would NEVER change the age of legal adult bindings from 18/21 to 16, because it would just be very irresponsible..
• India
26 Sep 08
well, in my view 16 years old cant be considered as adults. at 16 years they feel that they can take care of themselves, but frankly speaking they cant. they are still Young to make decisions. they are just steeping into the real world. they decision are more influenced by emotions. i know most 16 years wont agree with my view, but once u get past your teens, u will concur with my view. i used too think the same way. well, that's my view.
@kean28 (226)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
i think ts 25-30 for a person to be considered adult...its based on stages..16 is still a teenager as per the right or wrong thing i guess that pertains to maturity level...but as far as stages goes a 16 is teenager still
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
For child labor in Syria, Paraguay or Bangladesh, the minimum age is 12 but most countries it is set to 15-16 yrs. In few cases, 14. And generally one must have a permission from parents to work prior to being 18 and being considered an adult. Age of marriage, most countries set the minimum at 18. Legal voting age is set to 18 and defines who is an adult. Drinking age is at 18 in majority of countries except Spain, France, Austria and Germany - to which drinking age is set at 16. But overall, the legal age to be considered as an "adult" is 18 years old. Happy Mylotting!!!
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
physically, adult may seem to at the age of 18-20 years old. but mentally and emotionally depends on the development of each other through experiences and social changes... so, physically and mentally adult is for me, have their own 'adult' phase, depends on the nature of an individual...
@igormkd (48)
• Macedonia
26 Sep 08
For me there is big difference between adult and legal age. Legal age will give you more rights. But Adult is something very different in every culture. There are countries where girls with 16 years (even younger) are considered ready for marriage, there are cultures where boys are becoming adult when they will do something "brave". Generally, my opinion is that key word for calling somebody adult is his/her experience, no matter how old is he/she. And experience means job, children, good/bad things, friends, fights, business, vocations, traveling, studying ... more you gather more adult you are.
• Sri Lanka
26 Sep 08
I think it is 18. In my country, by 18 primary education is over. So I think that is the stage for a person to be called an "adult".
• United States
26 Sep 08
I'm not too far off from what you believe. I think someone is and should be considered an adult at 18. Sure, they start working and driving at 16...but they still need time to learn about the real world...and you can't expect that after they JUST start working/driving and becoming more independent...and I think a couple years defeniatly will help them with that. So 18 is my answer :)
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
26 Sep 08
At 18 years of age. This age is considered to be like an young adult..