Children or Adults!!!

China
November 4, 2008 6:46pm CST
There is a growing tendency that children mature at a younger age these days.Our society should accept the reality and adjust the law accordingly. Today,the movies and internet around children have too many things about villence.As a result,though we have tried all means to let children know only what they should know,children have known as much as adults.In addition,because laws in some places prohibit undergae girls to have abortion without permissions from parents,the increasing number of unmarried mothers is also a worring phenomenon. Some surveys show that most 14 to 15 year old children think they are already grown ups,and are eager to behave in their own ways.But the adults' society don;t think so. Since we cannot change children,we can change our law.We should allow children over 15 to make decisions about their lives without the interference of their parents or teachers and let them assume the responsibility for their own behaviors.May be in this way,the world would be more peaceful.
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@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Nov 08
Oh heavens no, I really don't think most 14 and 15 year olds are nearly mature enough for this.
• China
5 Nov 08
Thanks for your opinion!!
• China
5 Nov 08
I firmly think everyone should take responsibility for itself,in despite of he is an adult or children.So I don't agree with you.
• United States
5 Nov 08
Kids are maturing early these days, yes. Should they hold responsiblies as adults, no. I sure to heck would not have let my son at 15 make a decision about his life because it was on a whim, heck enough adults to that. If every kid got to make a decision about thier life, most won't go to school, hit the bars, have kids...wait, they already do that and have been for years. The only time a kid has a real choice is when they pay rent, pay bills, buy groceries, take care of others, get a job (real) and think about the reality of life instead of the fun of it. The only kid I can see who should be treated as an adult is the ones who are serving our country. Why can they die for their country, but not allowed to drink? Hmmmmmm.
• China
6 Nov 08
thanks!!!!!!
@fgaloma (163)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
i thinks thats a no no! childre 14 to 15 years old are not capable in doing such decision, they still have a child mind set. i don't think that world would be peaceful if this children have their own decisions, it will make trouble for some and even worst, the society may change its direction for other generation. 14 to 15 years old thinks that they can but deep in side their are longing for support from their parents. so we can't let them to be from any decision that they make.
• China
6 Nov 08
thanks for your reply!!!!!!!!
@yangshuai (136)
• China
5 Nov 08
i am with you to a certain extend.it's said that the tendency of adolesscent crime are becoming younger.that's one side.mabye to adjust the legal age limit.but i think 14 to 15 years old isn't mature enough.though they look like tall,their heart and mind still need to be improved.so i think the key point is mind and their behavior.
• China
6 Nov 08
Thanks for your reply!!!!!!!!!!
@Preeton (33)
• Canada
5 Nov 08
well I am 16 years old. And as much as i know how much i want to quit school, and just start a job, or my own business, i know that I am not ready. I would like to be able to make decisions on my own, and such, but I know that i am too young and i am not fully matured yet. And that is just me, i see kids all over my school or where ever and i think they are much more immature. I can see them thinking that they are ready for whatever the world throws at them, and that they could live on there own, pay there bills and start a family no problem. But to tell you the truth I think our society is getting more immature throught the years. Like the people that seem most eager to get out on there own, and the people who think they should be able to decide things for themselves, they seem like the most immature people. I think the way the law is now, it is pretty good. Even though at times i wish it were different too, i know it is best the way it is now. Even if it does mean me finnishing school and waiting till i'm old enough to start my life.
• China
6 Nov 08
Thanks a lot for your opinion!!!!
• Malaysia
5 Nov 08
Well... I am not sure whether I can agree with you or not. To me a 15 year old girl is still not matured enough. Yes, there is always and exception but most of them are not matured enough. If they are matured, how come they are involved in unwanted pregnancy in the first place? They should have thought about completing their education first. They should have thought about getting a good job and then think about having a relationship, getting married and have kids of their own. I don't think by changing the law can make the world more peaceful. If we give permission to kids above 15 to make their own decision, I think there are a lot of parents who will be burdened because they have to help their daughter in the end. 15 year olds are not matured enough, they can't take care of their own child without the help of the parents. Some can, but many can't. To those who can't, they will burden their parents. This will make more trouble, and not peace. Sorry but I can't agree with you in this matter. Anyway, you are a great guy and take care.
• China
5 Nov 08
Thanks a lot for your opinion!!!
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
as a parent, i think the children need reminders from us, adults, that even if they think they know what they're doing, we should always guide them coz they're not yet matured enough.
• China
5 Nov 08
Thanks a lot for your reply my friend!!!
@cathya (704)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
hi, I agree with you when you said children mature at a younger age and this happens because of the environment where they grow, because of the movies/films they watched. But i don't think we should allow children aging 15 years old to decide on their own. I still believe that children of this age still needs the moral and spiritual guidance of their parents and teachers. Even though children of this age are mature in some aspect but when it comes to responsibility, i don't think so. Look around, even an individual who is 35 years of age does'nt know the true meaning of responsibility. Parents needs to be there to guide the children to make the world more peaceful.
• China
5 Nov 08
Thanks a lot for your agreement!!!
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I don't think that young children are getting more mature, they just think they are. I think they're getting more immature in terms of the way they act, but are getting more mature in the ways they dress and the things that they are being allowed to do. Their personalities are not getting any better, but there are some that have been more independent and take care of themselves more than they used to.
• China
5 Nov 08
Thanks a lot for your opinion!!!