Drinking Age In Jamaica Essay

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In the U.S. you have to be 21 to drink, but in Jamaica you can drink at the age of 18. So being a Jamaican does this mean if I go home and provide an ID I am able to drink, but as soon as I set foot in the U.S. I have to be 21. This is a problem I would be facing when turn 18 and go home on vacations. Why is there no set age around the world? Why is it that you are able to go to another country and drink, but in others you are told that you are too young? The age of adulthood in our country should be determined by the ability of a person to prove that they are mature by paying bills, holding a job or attending college instead of by arbitrary laws and set numbers. Having these set numbers that so happened to declare you as an adult is not fair. We should be given the chance to prove our maturity without having to be a certain age to do certain things. For example, going to bed one night being 17 and you wake up the next morning it is your birthday you turn 18. All of a sudden we are ready to be an adult, we are considered mature. Not everyone is mature when they turn 18. Some people…show more content…
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