A vote just for the sake of votingIf you are 18 years old, you must enrol your name in the voter's list and after that, you must vote. It's very important for our democratic system to function and your single vote can always help to bring in the desired change.
Well, this post is not to make you aware of the voting rights or the importance of voting rather introspect whether there is anything wrong in the whole system.
In India, we say a person adult if she/he reaches 18 years of age. We say the person is mature biologically as well as socially if the age is 18. When it comes to marriage, the minimum age for the boy is 21 and for the girl, it is 18. This is quite confusing and needs serious thought. While a guy must be of 21 years of age to handle all the marital affairs, where taking the responsibility of the girl is the key, the same guy can still vote if he is 18 years. The question is, to decide about the affairs of a country one must have enough sense of responsibility and along with biological maturity, one must have the mental maturity. At 18 years, a girl or a guy is just out of school and entering the college. At this age, most of the youths are very emotional and their decisions are also at times based on emotions. They may know many things, they are even smarter than the previous generations. But are they mentally mature enough to decide what is justified for the progress of the country? After all, there is no use of exercising your voting rights just for the sake of voting.