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    hell freaken yes...
    its a hole lot better beeing 18 because your able to do other things
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    This is quite true as I cannot move out for years in advance, I guess it’s the stuff the teacher said in progress during college that stressed me out a little!
    To be honest I think schools should play more in the role of teaching people how to live independently. I'm 26 and until a year ago I had never touched a contract mobile phone or anything like that so my credit rating was zero because I never knew about it or the importance of it. That's just an example but there was so many things I didn't know about the responsibility of adulthood i.e. getting called up for jury service.
    But don't freak, you just sort of take it in your stride as it appears
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    (Original post by Tw1x)
    To be honest I think schools should play more in the role of teaching people how to live independently. I'm 26 and until a year ago I had never touched a contract mobile phone or anything like that so my credit rating was zero because I never knew about it or the importance of it. That's just an example but there was so many things I didn't know about the responsibility of adulthood i.e. getting called up for jury service.
    But don't freak, you just sort of take it in your stride as it appears
    Yeah true, college claims to help in progress lessons but in reality it’s just a teacher reading off a slide instead of actually explaining the process. Like when we were learning about taxes it left me more confused that helped. Usually it just turns into a lecture on university!
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Yeah true, college claims to help in progress lessons but in reality it’s just a teacher reading off a slide instead of actually explaining the process. Like when we were learning about taxes it left me more confused that helped. Usually it just turns into a lecture on university!
    I honestly never remember learning anything about life outside of school apart from how to apply to university. Would have been more useful than RE...
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    Is it better actually being paid to work 9-3 (well, 9-6) but while actually doing something productive;

    be able to do, eat or shag what you want without asking permission first or sneaking around;

    have no age restrictions;

    be taken seriously as an adult, rather than condescendingly as some dumb 'kid';

    be (generally) wiser and less naive;

    and be able to walk out of a bullying work environment rather than live through it until you reach July of your 18th birthday?

    Gee let me think...
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    When I was young I wanted to be 18.

    I'm now 18+ but I want to be younger.
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    Age doesn't define being an adult - actions do. Once you start working and paying your own rent, I would consider that to be the first jump into adulthood. Personally , I'm 25 and still in education , having to go to classes and sit down and listen really does make you feel like a kid. The reason why i think 18 is signification is because it is the time when most people make big decisions about which direction they want to head in - what uni course to go for or what whether to ditch higher education and just start working. Before 18 everyone is clumped together in a generic system.
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    im turning 18 this October and i cant wait
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I find myself worrying about turning 18 this year, does anyone actually enjoy it better? I’m scared because I don’t think I’m ready to be independent.
    Calm down, you are just achieving the official adult age. But you are not independent when turning to 18 automatically. You can make decisions for yourself and by your own, that is right, but being independent means to live with the consequences of your decisions and to behave responsibly.
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    (Original post by 8472)
    Having to pay for things like car insurance, rent ect sucks but I can also eat ice cream for breakfast and no one will stop me. So I guess you could say it is great.
    U deffo mad
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    Yes, definitely. But much of the freedom come with living alone - if you're still living with someone else or if your landlord/landlady has some odd rules, then you wouldn't get as much freedom.

    But then I have always been a relatively independent person, despite the fact that I was brought up by servants from birth. I chose my (second) primary school and I didn't even tell my parents what I had chosen to read at university (although they were right to say that I should've, as they were paying the fees; it simply didn't cross my mind it would be something to talk to them about).

    Whilst going to university did bring about a change in lifestyle, the bigger change was when you graduated and started working. Nevertheless, I don't really feel the weight of any additional responsibility, partly due to I guess the fact that I feel secured knowing that I will always be able to find a job anyway and ever if I do somehow lose all my money, I can still go to my parents and live with them in the worst case scenario. If you're working class and have to actually work to provide for your parents, especially if you don't have savings and are working in a low-paying job, and without a good educational or career background, then I imagine things would be VERY different.
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    Tbh Its nothing different apart from the fact that you dont have to lie anymore while watching porn
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I find myself worrying about turning 18 this year, does anyone actually enjoy it better? I’m scared because I don’t think I’m ready to be independent.
    Independence is good! You can make your own decisions about your own life. I'm sure you'll get used to it...
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    (Original post by Boss987)
    U deffo mad
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    Honestly most people aren't really an adult until they're about 21 or so, you don't turn 18 and magically gain maturity and independence overnight. Most 18 year old's still live with their parents, don't own their own house, don't have to pay bills or provide a food shop for the whole family every week and don't have to look after anyone but themselves. Becoming an adult comes with time and experience.
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    (Original post by PlayWithMarkers)
    Life got substantially better at 18 for me. Left home for university, never went back for more than a few nights because I began to felt suffocated by the lack of independence. Not everybody reacts to it the same way, but by no means do I miss my pre-18 days.
    Do you plan to move back in after uni?
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    I really loved 17 as so much less responsibility.
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    I don't like drinking and spend most of the time in my house so I can't tell the difference
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    No

    I don't feel better being over 18. I feel like I'm still 9 years old. Age is just a number.
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    (Original post by confused1235)
    Age doesn't define being an adult - actions do. Once you start working and paying your own rent, I would consider that to be the first jump into adulthood. Personally , I'm 25 and still in education , having to go to classes and sit down and listen really does make you feel like a kid. The reason why i think 18 is signification is because it is the time when most people make big decisions about which direction they want to head in - what uni course to go for or what whether to ditch higher education and just start working. Before 18 everyone is clumped together in a generic system.
    Agree with almost every word you said. 18 is just a number. I thought the same when I was turning to 18, considered myself as an adult and grasped in the following ages that matureness and managing your livelihood in your own way makes you to an adult.
 
 
 
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