Gong 07 Eighteen bday

Gong 07 Eighteen bday - Grant Long, 18 Student, English and...

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Grant Long, 18 Student, English and German Languages: English Berkeley, CA 4/26/08 Eighteen Year Old Celebration – Exercising of Rights When a boy turns eighteen years old, he is considered a man. Now that considered an adult, he is given a slew of new rights. In order to celebrate his new freedoms, he goes with his friends and buys a cigarette, and pornographic magazine, lottery ticket, and registers to vote. My friend Grant told me this as we were driving back to USC from my house in Hermosa Beach. He explained that this ritual takes place when an individual turns eighteen, a number set by the government in which a minor crosses over and is finally considered an adult. The individual is lifted of many restrictions, such as the restriction on tobacco, pornography, the lottery, and voting. Having chafed at these restrictions for eighteen long years, the individual is now allowed access to them all. While some may argue that the restriction on tobacco is the
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