The daily prompt today is called Age-Old Questions and any hope that it will ask anything deep or meaningful are short lived, it asks the rather tired and bored;
“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?
Yes age is just a number and for the most part you can happily ignore it. All it does is tell us how long you have been on this Earth, but that doesn’t really tell us anything about you as a person, your life experiences, views, opinions etc.
It doesn’t tell us how mature or smart a person is, which is why I’ve always thought it’s a bit silly that at 18 we think some magical switch is turned on and it means people can handle voting, taxes, drinking, marriage, fighting in wars etc. It’s just a number.
On the other hand I would be reluctant to give those powers and responsibilities to anyone under 18. For the most part, they don’t have the required level of development required to make those kinds of decisions in a responsible manner. They make think they do, I know I certainly did, but looking back on it now it’s probably a good thing I couldn’t do those things.
See like all things it kind of depends on the situation and also the age. Once you reach you 30’s you kinda peak and stop developing, although you can keep learning, so maybe until then age does matter somewhat.
I am not looking forward to peaking. Sounds awful.