Im with hassun, i think its fine way it is.
This may be, but raising the adulthood to 21 wont keep people form having sex and getting pregnant. Just will make pedophiles out of some guys. So nothings accomplished form rasing the age there.1. Research into the affects of sex and childbirth indicate that it is better for a persons health if they wait to have sex/childbirth until they are at least 21.
Again making the adulthood age higher wont stop ppl from drinking. Just like having to be 21 doesn't stop underage drinking. It will just make it harder. Also not everyone drink to the extreme that it damages your brain.2. Research into the effects of alcohol consumption have found that damage to the brain from excessive drinking is usually permanent if it takes place before the age 23-24. The same ages that it is most likely to occur. (After that to counter the effects one has merely to stop drinking.)
Well the people who did these studies sure the hell didnt meet my family. Yes the "most changing mentally", but it dont mean they can be fairly mature.3. Studies into mental maturation discovered that people do their most changing mentally between the age of 18-21. After 21 one has finished maturing mentally.
So with all the arguing people do about what the proper age for buying alcohol etc is (say 16/18/21) I am thinking we should go in the opposite direction. Raise the age of adulthood to at least 21 and legal alcohol consumption to 23 or 24 (voting ages would of course follow).
I feel that young people have to get out on their own sometime, and break away from mommy and daddy. Learn to be young responsible adults. To me there isn't a big difference between 18 and 21. So to me its better for them to get started early. The sooner they get started, the sooner they can become mature adults, And join the workforce and become productive members of society. Raising the age only delays this. We all have to start learning sometime.
So if we make them adults at 21, it wont be till like 25 or 26 till they become somewhat mature. Where as now the become pretty mature 22 or 23. Eighteen is the age they go off to college to learn their skills and prepare for the workforce. So it make sense to make them adults then. To learn their skills, and learn how to be full grown adults at the same time.