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What do you think is the age a child becomes a fully grown adult physically in height and bone maturity and why?

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Such a broad question, but the most logical answer is: it depends on the child. Some don't seem to be fully developed even into their 50s, while some seem to have maturity at the age of 10. Then there's that case of a woman who had "her little sister" at the age of 6. Psychological development, just like physical development, varies from person to person and seems to be dependent on both genetic and environmental factors. Someone may have contractual maturity at the age of 16, but not have sexual maturity, or vice versa. Moreover, it's hard to objectively test any aspect, as well as the general.

Therefore, for all practical applications (law, for example), it seems most reasonable to set it to a system like what we see world wide: somewhere between puberty and 26. The bigger issue, though, is that we have different ages for different things, yet compulsory military service and sex are usually on the lower end, while drinking and more easily solved problems are on the higher end.

Posted October 24th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Depends on the context. Legally, in America, you will have all your freedoms at 21, though you technically become an adult at 18 and a lot of states have consent ages that are lower. Physiologically speaking, most people reach notable maturity around 25. Psychologically speaking, it could take forever.

The question, as you asked it, cannot be answered clearly with any of the answers that you have provided.

Posted October 24th by nullfather
nullfather

Physiologically speaking, most people reach notable maturity around 25.


I heard 27 is the magic number for testosterone drop, which alot of people would perceive as the beginning of the end (I feel old saying that, and feel even worse with my overall list of life goals needing to be completed yet). Why 25 as fully mature?

Posted October 24th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

in america? 35 at least

Posted October 24th by Xhin
Xhin
 

in america? 35 at least


I see what you did there.

Posted October 24th by nullfather
nullfather

But the question is what age do you think children become fully grown adults in height and bone maturity?

Saying that children don't become adults until they're 50 is like saying 20 year old people are children.

Which age do you think children become physically fully grown young adults?

Posted October 24th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

It still varies: some people become fully grown at the age of 2, but that's a rare condition. The real world isn't adherent to mathematical absolutes, no matter how much quantum physicists would argue that it is.

Posted October 24th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

It still varies: some people become fully grown at the age of 2, but that's a rare condition.

wait that's a thing? source plox

Posted October 24th by Xhin
Xhin
 

I'm having trouble finding it now. Basically, your growth just stops at a really early age. Might be some sort of stunted growth disease that gets coupled with dwarfism, too, which might be why it's hard to find.

Posted October 24th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Are you thinking of progeria?

Posted October 24th by nullfather
nullfather

To be fair, i could be wrong on the age thing (i'm basing it on the fact that some of these people straight up look like they're 5 or less).

I'm thinking it might be Ellis-van Creveld syndrom or Laron syndrom.

Posted October 24th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Progeria looks interesting, too. Maybe coupled with one of the above. I just know it's rare as hell, whatever it is.

Posted October 24th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Such a broad question, but the most logical answer is: it depends on the child. Some don't seem to be fully developed even into their 50s, while some seem to have maturity at the age of 10.
Saying that children don't become adults until they're 50 is like saying 20 year old people are children.


As someone who works with children of both the adolescent and adult varieties I would say there are some people who, mentally, take a while to develop into adults.

Physically, as others have said, I don't think you can really put an age on it. Some people develop a lot faster than others and some a lot slower than others... 16, 18 and 21 are the typical ages used but of them I would say 21 is the closest to be accurate. There are very few people I have met who were fully developed physically at 18 (and given I work with children up to the age of 18 I'd say I've met a lot).

Interestingly though most of the stuff that "being an adult" matters for is more about your mentality. Which I have less of a stance on. As I said at the start, I work with a lot of adults who act like children but I also work with some children who act a lot like adults. I don't know enough about the brain or mental development to really make a judgement here, but I would say at least some of it is down to environment. Someone who is never made to act like an adult is unlikely to act like one, someone who has to be an adult from a very young age is going to develop that way mentally.

Posted October 24th by Moonray
Moonray
 

Okay were not counting diseases that make you stop growing physically at 2 or brain tumours that make you grow so much they eventually kill you.

On my poll I have listed the healthy ages that children become physical adults.

So Moonray you're saying most people don't become physical fully grown adults until 21?

So why are 18 year old people allowed to go into the porn industry then? Why are 18 year old people allowed to work as strippers? (And in some countries people can work as strippers at 16).

If you're saying 18 year old people are children? Then why do the vast majority of fully grown men find 18 year old females physically attractive?

Look at Kate Upton when she was 18 years old. Look how attractive she was
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6YXFOz9nQI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reDte2XTVcY
Why are people allowed to drink alcohol at 18 and smoke at 18 in most parts of the world? (In some countries 16)

Also how do you think you can tell when someone has finished growing physically?

Posted October 24th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

On my poll I have listed the healthy ages that children become physical adults.


Then the answer in this context is 19+ because the brain doesn't stop maturing until well into the 20s.

Posted October 24th by nullfather
nullfather

Mental maturity depends on the person. For some people it can be their 60s.

But I mean physical maturity as in height, bone density and wisdom teeth, etc

Posted October 24th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

So Moonray you're saying most people don't become physical fully grown adults until 21?


No, I was simply saying that is the closest to being accurate.

Also how do you think you can tell when someone has finished growing physically?


If you read what I said you'd realise I don't really think you can tell properly... But, many of the students I have seen leave the school look quite a bit different by their early 20s and not just necessarily in build (because you could argue it's due to going to the gym, or bad eating habbits, etc). They are clearly still developing into the 20s. For most, it isn't until they're in their 20s that they really start to "look" like the "adult versions" of themselves.

So why are 18 year old people allowed to go into the porn industry then? Why are 18 year old people allowed to work as strippers? (And in some countries people can work as strippers at 16).


Because that is the arbitrary number the governments went with. It is the age at which, as far as the law is concerned, you are able to make those sorts of decisions yourself... Most of the law regarding adulthood is purely based on your mental developments, it is the point at which we feel these people are able to make decisions and understand the benefits & consequences of the actions they are taking.

If you're saying 18 year old people are children? Then why do the vast majority of fully grown men find 18 year old females physically attractive?


Because many 18 year old women probably are physically attractive, at that point they should be pretty far along their way to "adulthood" physically.

Why are people allowed to drink alcohol at 18 and smoke at 18 in most parts of the world? (In some countries 16)


Because that's what the law says. The general idea is to prevent children from adopting bad habits at a young age which will then dramatically alter their development and future lives. Whether or not said laws are right or necessary is a totally different debate however.

Posted October 24th by Moonray
Moonray
 

Mental maturity depends on the person.


I didn't say "mental maturity".

Posted October 24th by nullfather
nullfather

Can i just say, Moonray, that i love you? XD

This is too fun to read.

Posted October 24th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

testing 123

Edited October 24th by Welsh_Gamer
Welsh_Gamer
 

nullfather you were talking about the brain maturing, in other words that's mental maturity.

In this poll its when people become physical adults in stature.

Like what is the age do you think when children stop being physically children and physically become Young Fully Grown Men and Young Fully Grown Women?

Most girls finish growing by 16.

I think men become adults around 17 to 18 depending on the person.

In rare cases 18 and a half.

However in the UK, society forces everyone to start their adulthood lives by 15 to 16. They leave school, get a job or go to college. Nobody cares if they get thrown around like a piece of sh*t, get exposed to toxic chemicals or drugs, abused or killed

Edited October 24th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

nullfather you were talking about the brain maturing, in other words that's mental maturity.


No, I was talking about the physical organ known as the brain.

Welsh_Gamer

Fact_Man


I've been ignoring your weird use of aliases for a long time, but when you start using them to answer your own questions it crosses some kind of line.

Why are you like this?

Posted October 24th by nullfather
nullfather

Probably needs the company of someone like him. He's been underscored for a long time, and just would like a friend.

Edited October 24th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

is he british man in pain too?

Posted October 24th by Brandy
Brandy

is he british man in pain too?


It is my opinion as a user that he probably is, given that they have the same writing style and username quirk.

Posted October 24th by nullfather
nullfather

nullfather do you think Kate Upton is attractive?

Posted October 25th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

nullfather do you think Kate Upton is attractive?


No.

Posted October 25th by nullfather
nullfather

Where the hell has this thread gone? Long time paaaaaaaasing.

Edited October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

i have a theory welsh gamer, british_man_in_pain and weid man are the same person

Edited October 25th by Brandy
Brandy

i have a theory welsh gamer, british_man_in_pain and weid man are the same person

Weid man is most definitely not Welsh_Gamer or any of his aliases.

Posted October 25th by Arch
Arch
 
Brandy

look at that post they the same person they are online at the same time. weid man is defending welsh gamers shitposting and they had no prior conversation

Edited October 25th by Brandy
Brandy

Case closed, apparently.

Posted October 25th by Vandy
Vandy

Why do we care?

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

because he's annoying

Posted October 25th by Brandy
Brandy

You realize you only provoke him by doing this, right?

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Welsh is a bit strange but you can make use of his posts by having legitimate discussions within them - even if his original post is kind of pointless. The posts will become whatever the users make of them.

Posted October 25th by Vandy
Vandy

you just got here, you dont know how annoying and stupid his threads are the mods should do something about it

Posted October 25th by Brandy
Brandy

no hes a troll, he said the snes classic is 'expensive hardware' and said turok is a yoshi game.

Edited October 25th by Brandy
Brandy

I think i know who the real trolls are XD

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

i have a theory welsh gamer, british_man_in_pain and weid man are the same person


weid man is a precious person and his only altnames are obvious puns of "weid man". Please do not witch-hunt other users.

In addition, User_Name might be annoying in my opinion, but that does not break the rules. If we started taking action against people for being annoying, no-one would be on this site but susurrous. I will not stand for any policy that persecutes people for the crime of slightly irritating someone that does not need to enter the thread in the first place.

Edited October 25th by nullfather
nullfather

And people get on my case for blocking people. XD

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

you wouldnt block me. Im like your only friend.

Posted October 25th by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

Ask anyone who knows me. I would legit block anyone for almost any reason. I used to be really, really bad about it, blocking people because i got a sick pleasure out of watching people freaking out about it. I'm not like that anymore, as i've addressed the issue that caused it. That said, i can still block anyone, ask my girlfriend. XD

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

what does your right hand have to do with anything


nah I wouldnt care lol.

Posted October 25th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

My right hand? Why we bringing my jab into the picture?

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Oh, right. Sorry, got jarred a bit tonight. XD

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak



Posted October 25th by s.o.h.
s.o.h.
 

Some takedowns are just rough. I think i need to loose weight, 'cause it sucks falling being so heavy.

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

So anyway what is the age that children become adults?

We know puppies become adult dogs around 1 year old

But what about humans? What age do human children become human adults?

Posted October 25th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

Are we really 100% sure about that with canines, or is that just what we like to call them?

Posted October 25th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

By 16 most girls are fully grown and most boys are near enough fully grown.

At 17 to 18, some boys get taller and most boys reach their physical peak and it is their optimum age range to start intensive weightlifting depending on the person. Sometimes girls can grow a bit taller too, and their boobs and hips can get bigger if they are late developers. It is also around this age range where most people get their wisdom teeth.

And in rare cases, it can be 18 and a half because of very late puberty but this only applies to a few people.

Put it this way, if you live in the UK and you haven't got your wisdom teeth by the time you're 15... it means you have a late puberty problem. It would be best to avoid going to college at 16 or getting a job at 16. And instead do nothing until you're 17 or 18 or 18 and a half depending on when you get your wisdom teeth.

And if anyone asks you about the gap on your CV you could just tell a white lie saying you were looking for jobs.

However, qualified doctors in the UK think its impossible for anyone to grow after the age of 16.

Qualified doctors think that everyone is a fully grown adult by the time they reach their 16th birthday and they think that they are ready to smoke cigarettes, have intercourse, enrol on a training course, work in a full time job, join a trade union, join the army and fight in a war.





This is what smoking will make you look like by the time you're 40 ^



This is what smoking makes you look like in your late teens ^



This is what smoking makes a young couple look like in their late teens ^



Edited October 26th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

Edit out the disgusting images and I may restore the post.

You are on the verge of getting yourself banned for multiple violations of rule 3. This is the third time you have done this. Posting far too detailed of an account of stoma issues, posting disgusting stoma pictures and now posting whatever the hell those pictures are. Do not do it again.

Posted October 26th by nullfather
nullfather

The images have gone now. They were showing the harmful effects of smoking. Can you restore the post please?

Posted October 26th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

Done.

Posted October 26th by nullfather
nullfather

I've added spoiler tags to them like you told me to before.


No. I didn't tell you that it was OK to post graphic/disturbing images as long as they were in spoiler tags. I told you to not post graphic/disturbing images at all.

Remove the gangrene and lip cancer images.

Posted October 26th by nullfather
nullfather

Done

Posted October 26th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

Thank you.

Posted October 26th by nullfather
nullfather

i think you have to post images of affects of smoking maybe post images of what is comoing out of the backs of motorcars, compare to what is being put into the beef we eat, the fruits and the lands that we eat....all this is causing just as much if no more harm to our health. nothings been done about these other things? why do you think cancer is still rising? even though most people have given up smoking? am not saying smoking is good for you, and you should stop, but have some proportion.

Edited October 26th by Brandy
Brandy

i think you have to post images of affects of smoking maybe post images of what is comoing out of the backs of motorcars, compare to what is being put into the beef we eat, the fruits and the lands that we eat....all this is causing just as much if no more harm to our health. nothings been done about these other things? why do you think cancer is still rising? even though most people have given up smoking? am not saying smoking is good for you, and you should stop, but have some proportion.


Cancer has gone up with life expectancy going up.

The real argument is in child cancer rates going up.

Posted October 26th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Kohlrak how old do you have to be for your cancer to be classed as "child cancer"?

Posted October 26th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

Kohlrak how old do you have to be for your cancer to be classed as "child cancer"?


Holy shit

Posted October 26th by nullfather
nullfather

Kohlrak how old do you have to be for your cancer to be classed as "child cancer"?


That is a good question, especially given that I don't think that's actually defined yet. We could go on the legal age, or we could go on "puberty" or the average for when that happens, since, for some reason, they're not considered children once they start developing in that way.

Holy shit


See, contrary to what he wants us to believe with his inane questioning, I know he's not stupid.

Posted October 26th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak

Its classed as Child Cancer if you're under 19

Posted October 26th by Fact_Man
Fact_Man
 

Oh, wow. Well, the more you know.

Posted October 26th by Kohlrak
Kohlrak
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