I really don't understand what's magic or special about the age 18 other than the fact that some Europeans pulled it out of their ass and sought to impose it on the rest of the world as "civility" when in fact it's a totally arbitrary and baseless value. Why 18? Why not 25? Why not 16?

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....because you can get porn at 18!
Technically you can get porn before turning 18...just not legally :P
I'm turning 18 this year, so I'll tell you if I feel any different!
I didn't notice anythin' except I didn't have to have a person of legal age to purchase my cigarettes. Otherwise, I've been livin' my life the way I've wanted since I was 15. I'm just an older version of my prior self. Still immature & livin' day by day.
I felt different when I turned 14, but ever since then it was a pretty gradual thing. I don't really think there's anything special about the number 18, other than perhaps it's an average of the time it takes for a person to reach adulthood.
Legal alcohol in Australia.

And it was the most romantic year of my life when my hubby and I first got together, ah memories!
18 didn't feel that different to me.

I think everyone had to agree over one number, otherwise there would be chaos. Most of us mature (in the sense, understand and accept responsibility) at 14 or 16, I guess. But that's most, not everyone. Since it is not feasible to measure each person's responsibility level, they may have decided to add a buffer of 2 years and fix it at 18.

 

Just a guess.

Not because you can get porn - but because you can BE IN PORN!

 

I agree - 18 is arbitrary.  I think education and family values should be a higher weight.  

 

We all know some 20 year olds don't deserve to be of legal age - and some 14 year old boys perhaps wouldn't turn into social rejects if they could use their allowance money to go find a prostitute.  Instead of always having to hide their porn files on their computer - or get rejected by pretty girls at school : D

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