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Drinking Age

Discussion in 'Konoha Country Club' started by Takano-san, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. Takano-san Doroshī no yūjin

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    What is the best drinking age? Personally I think 16 for beer and wine, and 18 for hard liquor. US drinking laws should definitely be lowered, and I speak as a man of almost 35. Strict age restrictions seem to have the opposite of the desired effect. Teens and young adults seem to acquire alcohol illegally. Don't believe me? Here's a quote from a CNN article.

     
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  2. Ashi cool beanz

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    I feel like this belongs more in the Debate corner or the KCC

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    I'd say 18 since at that age you can enlist in the military and even smoke cigarettes
     
  3. White Wolf

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    don't drink, don't care.


    some kids here do it from 12-13+
     
  4. Ashi cool beanz

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    that doesn't mean it should be legal tho
     
  5. Takano-san Doroshī no yūjin

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    I wanted to post it here. :ruby
     
  6. Nep Nep Bedpost-Kun

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    Idk... there just isn't a magic number where teens learn the self control and awareness necessary to not to end up sleeping next to Mr.herbert on a lawn after a night of drinking ;P

    Either you can handle it or you can't.

    I'd probably separate a portion they're allowed to drink and allow them to do so with friends provided they remained on the property from ages 16 and up.

    I'd allow them to do that 4 times a month on the weekends.

    If they show themselves to display the ability to pace themselves enough to have fun but not nearly kill themselves or break up the house I'd go ahead and remove the limits.
     
  7. Gin breh

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    drinking was only fun for me when it was illegal tbf

    idk if that's normal or just 3edgy

    my most fun drinking experience was legit when my friends' parents (who had a full bar in their house) turned it over to him and his sisters when they had a massive house party

    i almost died

    we were 13 btw

    good times

    anyway prolly in the 16-18 range 'cause honestly there's always gonna be a fuckton of ppl who do it irresponsibly regardless of age :thunk
     
  8. Takano-san Doroshī no yūjin

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    Yeah. The problem is outright restricting the young adult crowd by law seems to have had a negative effect. A teenager should probably not drink without adult supervision. That's a given. They don't know when to stop. This is not a good thing. By the time you start vomiting, your liver, gallbladder, and kidneys have already taken a beating.
     
  9. Asriel D R E E M U R R

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    Supervised drinking sounds like a good compromise.
     
  10. Nep Nep Bedpost-Kun

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    The law isn't a big deal, parents just need to consider it themselves, talk to their kids, and explain what can happen and lay down some limits and let them know it's for their own damn good and to be grateful their parents are taking the risk just to let them make a mess lol.

    I was such a quiet boy on the exterior that dad was very surprised when I downed a ton of his rum while he was out one day.

    He had never had to hide anything from me lol.
     
  11. Asriel D R E E M U R R

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    It's pretty common. That's what I think the point of this thread is, the allure of 'forbidden' temptations being more powerful than the temptation itself.

    There's some fancy phrase or name for it, but I've never properly looked into it to know.
     
  12. Takano-san Doroshī no yūjin

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    Some states in the US allow for parents and/or guardians to allow their kids to consume alcoholic beverages at home under their supervision only so long as no harm comes to the minor such as an accident or alcohol poisoning. Missouri is one of them. In fact, Missouri allows adult passengers in a motor vehicle to drink.
     
  13. Eki Half Baked

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    18 sounds good. Any younger and I feel like it'd be a mess tbh. Teens are little cucks.
     
  14. Fin Trippy-kun

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    I've been 21 like 6 times starting everything at 14
     
  15. Aphrodite Well-Known Member

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    I dont think teenagers should be drinking and some adults dont need to either.
     
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  16. Aphrodite Well-Known Member

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    I agree.
     
  17. JoJo Nana Byou Keika

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    p sure the drinking age isn't arbitrary but based on the statistics that most car accidents coming from the influence of alcohol were between 18-20 so they mandated the minimum to be 21. the age is fine.
     
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    18 is fine.

    Lowering it to 16 or any other age won't make a difference anyway as teens will try it out just like all of us tried things out when we were teens. It ain't gonna do jack shit. Teens always know how to get cigs or drinks even if there's an age restriction.
     
  19. Go D. Usopp Straw Hats Wanker

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    18 is when people start taking responsibilities and generally enter collage and kinda look after themselves so I guess its the most suitable age. I don't drink so idk how people who spam it feel lol.
     
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    16yrs old

    For everything







    EVERYTHING!!!:wink
     
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    These words "drinking age" do not really display the actual limitation. Cause it's not about drinking at home, but about buying alcohol.
    I don't think it should be allowed till the legal working age. When you can legally start earning money - do it and buy whatever the hell you want.
    Drinking it will still be w/e age.
     
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    <insert obligatory "you can enlist at 18 and be given a gun or smoke and get cancer but can't buy a beer" argument here>
     
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    I drink occasionally, but I only started around 18 :pandae
     
  24. Takano-san Doroshī no yūjin

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    And some states (5 or 6 if remember correctly) also allow specifically for minors to drink under parental supervision. I live in Missouri, which happens to be one of them. I think Ohio is another. I don't know for certain.
     
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    I already beat you to it ;33
     
  26. Jessica Sláinte!

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    This is so amazing to find because i'm drinking right now!

    Even though it is 19 in C anada I hnestly think that 20 is "maybe" a little more appropriate. I feel like, at some point in your early twenties (mabe after 20 idk) your brain :"turns on" and you mature and become a functional person and not a dumb teenager. I honestly would never give alcohol to anone who didn;t seem capable of handling it, and in a lot ofcases it seems like people start too early here. I mean, even in the US where the age is 21, there are such reckless young adults. Less so than Canada thouggh, but we honestly drink a lot up here.

    I don't know if I even made a point for anything but that's my contribution. If you know what I am trying to say that I love you and I want to be besties withyou.a
     
  27. Mider T Busting in and out of guts

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    No age limit. If you don't like it/can't handle it, you won't drink it. Setting an age limit leads to underage binging, since there is no telling when the next time the kids will be able to drink again.
     
  28. John Wick I'd like a dinner reservation for twelve.

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    tsk tsk underage drinks is bad yo

    I'm disappointed in you

    (nah jus kidding I'm secretly proud)
     
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    U should be uncle
     
  30. Trinity AD MELIORA

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    The only real, valid argument for a drinking age is for developmental purposes which I agree on entirely. Excessively drinking as a young teen hinders your cognitive abilities. I do believe people tend to overlook that, however.

    Whether the law works to discourage underage drinking is clearly debatable and not as effective as one would like it to be, but there are various ways to prevent such a thing and, yes, it's not the law itself.
     
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