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Snoo_7492

Personally I agree. I think it's misguided, and that trying to keep alcohol from teens contributes to the stereotypical beer binging behavior often seen. The European approach is much healthier.


assassingamerxx

they really do love what they cant have, i only stopped bein a teen a year ago


Arianity

Well, if it makes you feel any better, they upped the age for smoking to 21 (in the US). The law passed in 2019. As far as war- Because it's necessary. That's more of a necessary evil for needing bodies. No one is pretending it's ok. >where the entire grade of every school in the area been smokin za and hittin liqs since 8th grade I mean, that's not exactly a good thing, and something we want to make easier. Smoking/drinking have known negative effects on developing brains


assassingamerxx

ik its not a good thing but most of us turned out pretty functional. alot of the girls ended up bein babymoms but they still gettin to the bag or goin to college and becoming nurses. We were all pretty stressed out i guess from being poor, our friends getting murdered, everyone in sophomore year having a knife and living in the projects etc


dirtballmagnet

Because teenagers have a distorted view of their own mortality and that makes them irresistible to the war machine. When you're not fighting those wars for them, you're a liability whose distorted view of your own mortality will lead you to predictably disastrous behavior. For many people in positions of authority, "having fun" is predictably disastrous behavior. So your behavior is regulated, controlled, and watched as if you were already criminals. It's not fair and it shouldn't be, but look how screwed up everything else is and tell me that's going to be the first thing anyone figures out how to fix.


assassingamerxx

oh yeah we have way worse problems, this is what people would probably call a "first world problem" but i have no faith or hope we can sort out the bigger ones like cops killin black ppl


dirtballmagnet

I have a word of advice. If I could go back and become a lifelong advocate of any one thing, it might just be campaigning to start high school in the USA at 10 am. Countless studies have shown that young adults have difficulty functioning early in the morning, and forcing them to do so only makes them learn less. That would be a start to recognizing those peoples' rights, and perhaps the beginning of better solutions.


Better_Job8593

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