Do marriage leads to maturity?

@suhail1 (940)
Manila, Philippines
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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@MALUSE (40122)
• Germany
11 Jan 17
You should be mature before you marry.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jan 17
for sure I think
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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.”
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Jan 17
@cmoneyspinner your late mother has a great point
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• United States
11 Jan 17
I think yes and no depends on the individual.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jan 17
thats my opinion too i guess
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11 Jan 17
No it doesn't. Some get married to fast. Forced to marry . Because of that they continue act like there single
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Jan 17
sometimes yeah
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 17
I don't believe for a second it does, maturity depends on the individual, someone else can't make someone more mature.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan 17
that was a nice comment
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@Corbin5 (106276)
• 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.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jan 17
loved your comment, it comes with lot of life experience sometimes
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11 Jan 17
No.
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jan 17
may be works for bolivians i guess
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11 Jan 17
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jan 17
@TheInvisibleMan cultural thing, even some of the asian counries have something like this
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@Mike197602 (13474)
• Worcester, England
11 Jan 17
I think marriage has no relation to maturity. Over here many want the voting age dropped to 16. In scotland the age has been dropped to 16. I am not in favour of that...I think 18 is the age where people should be able to vote.
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jan 17
that's interesting to know about scotland
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@MALUSE (40122)
• Germany
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.
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@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Jan 17
@MALUSE 16 year old kids are good enough to be the part of university election, but I don't think they are not yet matured enough to be part of national ones, I agree on your point
@SIMPLYD (79665)
• Philippines
12 Jan 17
What has marriage got to to with maturity ? Some married people are still so immature despite them having children already . It has to be the age as the basis . Yes, maybe 21 would be better than 18 .
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Jan 17
true, I have seen some really immature ones after marriage
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@rina110383 (24134)
12 Jan 17
Not necessarily follow.
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
12 Jan 17
true, that's what we see in our society
• United States
11 Jan 17
I don't think marriage makes you mature, I have seen both maturity at 18 and not at that age. The vote is 18 here, I think that is fine, some still do not want to vote no matter the age.
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jan 17
sometimes I feel its all politics
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@drannhh (15226)
• United States
11 Jan 17
If immature people marry and have children, this might have an effect on some areas of the children's maturity, but everyone is different, I think. Some people are more mature at 14 than others are at 40.
@suhail1 (940)
• Manila, Philippines
11 Jan 17
very true Dr, i agree
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