“It’s my opinion” is not a strong ground on which to take a moral stand.
From climate change to the coronavirus, one tendency among writers and commentators is to an urgent, insatiable, almost sexual desire to cast unwarranted terror over other people.
Consider: Children — no matter how “mature” — cannot buy cigarettes or give consent to being tattooed.
Unstated, but perhaps a contributing factor, was the increasing prosperity we have enjoyed in country in recent years.
The supposedly happiest country, Finland, also has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, higher than ours — and we are in the midst of a suicide crisis.