Boys and girls who are no less than 20 years old are not permitted to drink alcohol by law. However, in fact, many of the people who are 18 or 19 years old often drink by tacit agreement. They are employees or university students, and they go round with people who are 20 and over so. So, they cannot avoid drinking, and the law which prohibits people who are no less than 20 years old from drinking is broken everyday.
There are other stories that look like that. For example, one of those is the curriculum problem in high school. The race of the entrance examination of universities has become harder and harder, so many of high schools break the formal rule of curriculum and teach for the examination. There is no use of prosecuting the impossible regulations.
Why can laws have meanings? That is because every body follows laws. Nevertheless, many people do not keep that drinking law. This situation is very bad for the world. We must correct that. But, it is very difficult to prevent 18 or 19 people from drinking, so that law should be changed. That is why The drinking age should be lowered to age 18.
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