List of decisions I’m deemed responsible enough by society to make by the time I’m 21:
Joining any military branch
Owning a house/property/car/etc
Going into debt (house/car/credit/medical/college/etc)
Choosing a lifelong career in highschool or at the beginning of college.
Becoming pregnant and having/raising a child/children
Adopting a child/children
Choosing contraceptives (in some societies)
Having an abortion (in some societies)
Choosing to refuse medical treatments like chemotherapy/radiation/etc.
Choosing to have an organ(s) taken from my body and placed in the body of another human being.
And yet? I’m not deemed old enough, responsible enough, experienced enough, to know that I never want children and to choose the option of permanent sterilization. Everywhere I go, I’m told I don’t really know what I want, that I’ll regret it, that it’s too drastic for someone so young, that I should have a kid or two and then come back… It’s funny what kinds of things society and doctors - and even your own family - will tell you what you’re ready for or what you’re allowed to do with yourself. What a twisted thing the society I live in is…