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06-17-2012, 01:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadian North View Post
You're comparing driving ability and comic books to being a raging psychopath capable of killing three coworkers. I can only shake my head at that.

I know many people my own age, including myself, whose maturity level far exceeds what is "expected" at the age of 21. Don't kid yourself. Age is just a number at this point.

The fact that you are insistent on blaming his age for this tragedy is nothing but a display of shameful ignorance. Look at statistics over time. Older people are just as capable of committing the same atrocities.
I think you're completely missing his point. He's not saying it's the sole factor. You are taking too much of an exception because you are 21 and feel you are mature beyond your years. The point Replacement is trying to make is that I'm sure we can both agree that even though you feel you are mature now we can probably agree that you will be even more mature 10-20 years from now.

I know a member of the EPS who started recruitment class at the age of 19, yes there are exceptions to every rule, but in this case maturity at a young age is the exception not the rule. A person shouldn't solely be turned away due to age but it should be one thing to trigger a further review of the applicant. For example lets say a 21 year old and a 35 year old tested exactly the same for a position with G4S, who do you think they are going to take? Likely the older candidate.

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