Well, it seems that most countries have an legal drinking age in place. What do you think of this? Here in America, you have to be 21 to drink. Most countries are around that frame: 18-21. I believe a few European countries where drinking alcohol is as acceptable as drinking water, there is a legal drinking age, but there is an unwritten rule so to speak where bartenders will illegally serve minors alcohol if they look mature and are behaving maturely. I believe it is like this in France. It might be legal for anyone to drink in Italy. I believe that it should work this way: An age should be designated where it is technically safe to drink- probably like 13 or something. At that age, a minor should be permitted to drink (but not buy) with parental supervision. Then, at 18, people should be allowed to drink alcohol as they please. My reasoning behind this may confuse people, but I think that if someone can have alcohol under the supervision of their parents for a few years, when they turn the legal age, the excitement of drinking with have worn off, and binge drinking on whatever birthday is the legal age won't happen. Granted, kids will drink illegally, but if society changes its attitude towards this kind if stuff, kids will not try to rebel as much by drinking. Also, by giving kids the chance to drink, you are lessening the chance that they might turn to either illegal drugs (many of which I think should be legal), or to something like inhalants, which stupid kids like me do. I am 15. I have no interest in binge drinking, but sure, I want to drink. (And smoke marijuana) Now, there is a big problem with my reasoning: How can you enforce such a thing? There isn't a good way to enforce that parent supervise their drinking 13-18 year olds. I think the philosophy behind my opinion is correct, but in the real world, something like that would not work out. What would work would be society changing its attitude on alcohol. Most kids my age who drink do it because they think it is "cool".The reason they think this is because their parents do not want them drinking alcohol. Sorry if my post seems slightly run-on, but... Discuss what you think about minors and alcohol here.