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Things to do when your 18?

  1. Aug 18, 2003 #1
    Soon to be 18 and thought it would be an interesting idea to find out what things are to be done once i am 18, obviously things not to be done are also welcome here.
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  3. Aug 18, 2003 #2


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    Register to vote! and be sure you do!
    In the U.S. (not sure about international laws) be sure that now that you can smoke legally...you don't!

    Again..in the U.S... many young men celebrate turning 18 by signing up for the draft!
  4. Aug 18, 2003 #3
    1. Drink in pubs and nightclubs.
    2. If asked for ID, annoy them by showing it.
    3. Vote when election comes round.
    4. Get married without parents consent.
    5. Get paid more if you are on minimum wage.
    6. Be eligable for getting more debt.
    7. Car insurance costs less.
  5. Aug 18, 2003 #4
    Not much less! At the moment its insured on my mums name, so its only a few hundred pounds, if i where to insure it in my name i would be looking at nearer £1,500 which as you mite agree is a bit steep.
  6. Aug 18, 2003 #5
    1. Get totally wasted every night
    2. pick up hot chicks
    3. wash rinse repeat

    Oh..you mean what YOU should do??pfft.. can't help. that was plan scenario at 18 though:wink:
  7. Aug 18, 2003 #6

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    For better and for worse

    life as you know it is about to end.

    It's a great ride though! :wink:
  8. Aug 19, 2003 #7
    18! I've got shoes older than that!

    Think about the things that you really want to do, and do them (the legal stuff of course). I mean actually do it.

    To paraphrase (I may actually be quoting it, but I can't remember if I'm right about some of the words) one of my favorite movies, "The Music Man", if you keeping putting things off till tommorrow, you will find yourself with a lot of empty yesterdays.

    Figure out what you want to accomplish and start to do it.
  9. Aug 19, 2003 #8
    That's pretty good advise.
  10. Aug 19, 2003 #9


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    anything you can do when you're 18 (nothing illegal of course), you can also do when you're 17. you just gotta try harder. :smile:
  11. Aug 20, 2003 #10
    "Life is what happens when you make other plans"
    I heard it on "Sex and the City", but it seems it was first said by John Lennon.
    I myself did the unthinkable on the night I turned 18: I slept....
  12. Aug 20, 2003 #11
    Study advanced astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics,
    just like when you were 10.
  13. Aug 20, 2003 #12
    Do everything possible to stay on the right side of the law. Argueably less fun, but greater Freedom.

  14. Aug 20, 2003 #13
    Bastard LAW! hate it already.
  15. Aug 21, 2003 #14
    How ironic, that is (The Law) exactly the thing that gives you the right to say that! (neat eh?!!!)
  16. Aug 21, 2003 #15
    be depressed that your not 21... neither am I :frown:
  17. Aug 21, 2003 #16
    You may or may not want to consider this;


    But it sure could etch into one's mind an awareness of their own mortality.
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  18. Aug 21, 2003 #17
    Ha! In england you can do just as much stuff when 18 as you can when your 21.
  19. Aug 21, 2003 #18
    We can't in america, but we do it anyways:wink:
  20. Aug 21, 2003 #19
    Go to California, build a boat then Sail to Hong Kong, China. When your there meet a Kung Fu master and learn Kung Fu. Then travel to Mount Everest and climb that with little gear. After that, head to Tibet to meet the Dolia Llama. Then walk along the great wall of China. Then Travel to Lake Baykal. After that, go back to your family and show them the side effects of your Journey. And do NOT! through out your whole journey!! DO NOT use a vehicle of any kind and do not beg for Food and water. You must live off the land as you travel. You must always be on foot. You can carry a huge backpack for your items. GOOD LUCK!!! You should also make a spear for when you sail on your boat, you will need to go fishing Indian style by tying a string to your spear or piercing a Huge Marine animal by the spear. You must bring all the water you can get on to the sail boat. If you run out of water, try to catch the rain fall while on the boat to Hong Kong, China. Once again, GOOD LUCK!

    EDIT MESSAGE: I actually plan on doing this if my future doesn't turn out the way I want it too.
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  21. Aug 22, 2003 #20
    When you turn eighteen, become an adult, (legally) the next thing you learn, usually, is that now your Freedom to do things cost$ money.

    It is near impossible to be an adult, and have freedom, (In North American Society) without money.

    So what to do when you turn eighteen?, start saving money in an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) or whatever they have like that in England. The difference in the amopunts of money, at the end, (the forced retirement time) can be enourmous, compound interest doing what it does.
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