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Debate four: Age.

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23 May 2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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This is one the main topic's that confuse and yet anger me. It is said that people are supposed to act their age. And it is also said that it depends on maturity rather than years. But I guess the question would be: Are you really supposed to do the things that people would expect your age would do? Let the debate begin. ♥

23 May 2009, 02:52 PM   #2
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I don't think so. In cultures all over the world, there are different protocols when it comes to age. In some places, girls as young as 11 or 12 have been raised so that they are mature enough to handle marriage. How would you set it up? It seems more like another stereotype than anything :/

23 May 2009, 03:27 PM   #3
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It kind of is :/ But some children actually that are even younger than me aren't forced to do things such as raising children, They choose it :l Such as sex. It's their choice, but at the same time you could be against that because of pregnancy and the addiction. I don't think sex had it's "required age"

23 May 2009, 04:05 PM   #4
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"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional" ;]

Everyone has a different maturity level... even if you just look around Kupika there are
the 11 year old scene kids who claim to know everything about life, or the adults who
still act like kids. But when the situation calls for it, you should be able to act with a
certain level of maturity expected from you.

Another topic I'm going to throw in here: What would you consider an acceptable age
difference between two people who are dating, if it matters at all?

23 May 2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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Last edited by ‹DeliriousNightingale♥›, 31 May 2009
Personally, I don't think it should be a major factor. My parents, for instance, are 9 years apart. That might not seem like much, but he was graduating high school when she was graduating 3rd grade :/

23 May 2009, 04:42 PM   #6
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I agree. My aunt and uncle are 10 years apart.
Although, something like a 35 year old and a 15 year old is a little extreme. Like when
teachers date their students or something.

23 May 2009, 04:50 PM   #7
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I think anything, as long as you're being sensible.

23 May 2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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i belive that there truely is no 'acting their age'. how is a 5 year old supposed to act?
a 12 year old? i think that we should act as we see fit, no matter how old we are.

23 May 2009, 05:28 PM   #9
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Yes. A very good point! I have to agree. But I think we should be able to act mature when
we need to.

24 May 2009, 04:32 AM   #10
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Maturity is relative. One 11 year old might be more mature than others their age, but still not as mature as a 13 year old. Maturity comes from experience, and because no two people have had the same experiences, no one is as mature as someone else. Acting mature is situational. Very situational. And as for acceptable dating age parents are 12 years apart, but they met when they were working together. I have a friend whose parts are 15 or 20 years apart (or something like that). Teacher/Student relationships just bother me though. If you're that madly in love, you can wait a few years for the student to get out of college and find a job before you start having a very serious relationship or get married.

24 May 2009, 11:34 AM   #11
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I think age should not block the way to marriage and love or the sort.
But not sex.
That one needs the right age.
What is Eden again? (:

24 May 2009, 05:40 PM   #12
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Age doesnt matter. People dont care what cage they are unless their selfconcious. There
are a few things you cant do till a certain age but that shouldnt stop you >:D

24 May 2009, 09:44 PM   #13
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You should act yourself no matter if your 11 and act 16 (me!!) or if your 4 and act 10 or
if your 30 and act 20. be yourself and don't care what anyone thinks or your age.

25 May 2009, 07:27 AM   #14
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You'll feel you can't or don't need to be advised by your parents or older siblings
whilst the whole time
What is Eden again? (:

31 May 2009, 01:21 AM    #15
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I'm not sure about the maturity thing...I'm just going to repeat what everyone else is
saying and say that different people have different maturity in different situations. 

As for marriage/dating age, I was always taught this magical formula:

Guy's age divided by two, plus 7

So if the guy's 20, the youngest girl he can date is 17.

If he's 36 he can date a 25 year old, etc. 

Although I've also heard from people that once you're 18, anything goes.

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