Discussion in 'Every Day Debating' started by imagine99, Jul 24, 2005.
Sexually mature =/= mentally able to handle the potential repercussions.
thank you mububban ^^
Irrelevant. If they're old enough to have sex, they have no choice but to handle the repercussions.
What an awfully simplistic view of the world. I'm guessing you don't have children?
The body often progresses before the mind, which then has to catch up, it's the way of things. A toddler can learn to run before they understand not to run on the road. Seems a bit harsh to expect that toddler to have full understanding of the ramifications of his actions at that mental age. Same with this supposed "dad" who looks all of 8.
He got asked "how are you going to look after your baby financially?" He replied, "What's financially?"
Anyway, looks like it could all be a scam on the poor kid, who knows. I hope it isn't his, for his sake:
God I hope my daughter doesn't turn out to be such a skank.
People disgust me.
Yes, a toddler can learn to run before they understand not to run on the road, and if they do, the consequences will be the same whether or not they understand them.
I mean what are you trying to say? ''OMG that's horrible but there's nothing we can do about it so let's just be horrified at the prospect''?
I always prefer the law of nature over the law of man, it may be simplistic, but it is so.
A kid running over the road is natural selection, in a way, and raising the child of a 13-year old is the duty of society, not the kid, because society raised him that way.
Dude. No. A parent's competence in looking out for their child has a stronger genetic component than an instinctive fear of cars in toddlers. That's what's going to be selected for, and that's what has been selected for, since long before cars were invented. Thus parents try to keep their toddlers off the road.
And thus some toddlers don't listen.
Some die, some don't.
I knew i didn't listen to my parents, but either by luck or skill, i survived running over a highway at the age of 5... my stuborness outweighed my parent's competence, and i reckon they were competent.
Either way, if it's the parent or the child in question, is it not natural selection?
well as i know the world is starting to gett mad day by day..so many children i can say are having sex ...and getting pregnant...so badd...
for my opinion the right age to have sex is when you are consider as an adult ..
i dont have much knowledge about sex..cuz..it doesnt matter./...anyway..
Sex is great fun but it can be a destructive harmful force if done for the wrong reasons. I accepted that when I started having sex, if I got my girlfriend pregnant i'd have to man up and take responsibility for it. That's an easier thought to have the older you get, which is why I personally would advocate most people waiting until they are 16+
old enough for sex IMO is 16, old enough for kids depends on the people. I don't think i'll ever have kids, not unless the world sorts it'self out anyway, otherwise i'd love to.
Well, to be craftily ambiguous, I'll say that one should wait until one is emotionally and sexually mature. This usually isn't until adulthood; to many, this is the definition of adulthood. I think the ages you mentioned are probably too young. Besides, why would you want a kid? They take up so much time. A person should live their own life for a while before thinking about creating a new one. I won't say there's anything sacred about sex, but it's unwise to get involved with it before one can handle the emotions involved.
If you knew any of the people I know, you'd know that often there are no emotions involved, as long as a person understands sex and knows what they're getting themselves into they sould be able to do it.
As for kids I think if you can handle it and one of your ambitions is having one then wouldn't having a kid be living your life how you want to?
I can't really disagree with you. It's just that what you've described is not always the case.
I've always abeen a family person, I've always known I've wanted to be a dad, but even though I started having sex at 17, I didn't want to be a dad until 25+. Turns out I had to wait till 29, but that meant I was able to live my life how I wanted to, and have kids when I was emotionally and financially responsible to do so and look after her. I also don't feel like I'm missing out on doing other things, because I've done my travelling etc.
Of course someone can feel that they are ready at whatever age is right for them, but I'm sure most people if given the choice would not say that they want to be a mum or a dad at age 14-20.
yeah, i for one am happy to wait till 25. but there are people out their (in england it's mostly the chavs) who have kids at fourteen because they know nothing about sex they just think it sounds great.
How old is too young? Any age prepubescent. Emotional and intellectual maturity is not marked by age, thus isn't a factor in my answer.
good point but im just generalising here, it shouldn't be done berfore 16 and generally i find that people are ready at 16
I have my fingers crossed for age 40. I'll have to marry someone young.
Not necessarily. My aunt got married at 40 and had her first child at 41. She now has 2, ages 5 and 4, and the family seems to be very happy. Proof that you don't have to be "young" as such to have children. That said, I don't think she would have waited much longer to have kids
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