Do marriage leads to maturity?
January 11, 2017 12:11pm CST
There has been long debates and the debates are being still continued in many countries all over the world regarding the legal age to cast their vote. I believe in most countries it is 18. Recently i read some articles from some countries that the legal age to vote must be raised to 21. The reason stated was we tend to me more matured at 21 than 18, which is fair enough i guess. I came across an interesting article about bolivia. It says the legal age to vote is 18 if you are married and 21 if you are single. Do you think getting married at an younger age leads to more maturity ?
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• Austin, Texas
11 Jan 17
@suhail1 - @MALUSE hit the nail on the head. However, in some societies it's my understanding the marriages are arranged. If the male is not responsible and mature for a commitment like marriage, then hope the female is sensible. She'll need her sensibility to deal with that “child” she was forced to marry. Not being sexist. Not dissing anybody's culture. But relationships are universal. Pound for pound … being married to a childish man is way harder than being married to a woman who is a child or has child-like qualities. Sometimes motherhood causes her to grow up. Whereas with a man, if his parents didn't instill some common sense and family values into him, and an understanding of being responsible enough to care for his own, then I pity the woman who marries him. Her life will be torment. My late mother once said to me: “A child who is not raised well usually doesn't make a good spouse.”
• United States
11 Jan 17
For some, I think marriage may lead to one or both partners becoming more mature. For others, I think marriage will not help them become more mature. Maturity depends upon taking on new responsibilities, and not all married couples can do that.
12 Jan 17
@MIKE197602 Definitely! After 40 years of teaching, I know that 16-year-old teens are not mature enough to vote. The only positive aspect I can see is that few would be interested in doing it. At that age, they're interested in pubescent stuff more than in politics.