Why is age 18 considered an adult?

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    I mean, some 18-year-olds are still immature and naive.
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    Age where you can vote, move out, leave education. Also I don't really think it matters,because some 19,20,21,22,... 30 years olds are immature and naive.
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    A better question is why is 13 not considered an adult?
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    (Original post by MagnetoWasRight)
    A better question is why is 13 not considered an adult?
    Because most (not all) 13 year olds cannot make important decisions by themselves.
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    I asked this question a few years ago and still never got an adequate answer.
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    (Original post by Konahagakure)
    Because most (not all) 13 year olds cannot make important decisions by themselves.
    Is it because of development or socialisation? Most 18 year olds can't make important decisions by themselves, precisely because they're incessantly babied.
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    (Original post by MagnetoWasRight)
    Is it because of development or socialisation? Most 18 year olds can't make important decisions by themselves, precisely because they're incessantly babied.
    Well biologically the brain and body of a 13 year old is closer to that of a child than an adult (there are exceptions to that rule).
    It is true that 18 year olds are not necessarily treated as adults by society but even without that factor do you think that most 18 year olds would be able to make rational decisions?
 
 
 
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