Legal age and the age of entitlement.

Now to me there has always been a quandary over the age of consent when being able to consume a substance or partake in an activity. Why can it be seen as an unacceptable substance or activity one day and fine and dandy another?

Especially on the purchasing of alcohol for instance. Whom should be held responsible when upholding the law concerning the sale of the alcohol? Now the person purchasing the alcohol knows exactly how old they are. Signage around the alcohol and on the alcohol informs you how old you need to be to purchase said alcohol. Yet if you try to buy the alcohol, the person who gets into trouble is the person who sells it to you, on a judgement call of guessing how old you are. Do you believe this to be fair.

Now as time travel concentrates on the location around you, how about yourself? Do you continue to age at the same rate? Or do you digress, or age quicker? As age is barrier to the pursuit of a lot of things you do in life I thought it would be interesting to collate the age which you need to be to legally consume a particular substance or partake in a particular activity. I am based in the UK so will be doing this in the most part in the UK but will try to collate lists on a worldwide basis as well so we have a comparison.

List of things you can legally do when you become 14

List of things you can legally do when you become 16

List of things you can legally do when you become 17

List of things you can legally do when you become 18

At the age of 19 what changes for you in the UK

List of things you can legally do when you become 21

List of things you can legally do when you become 35

Retirement age v Life expectancy around the world.

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