I remember turning 17. Personally, I thought being 17 suckedl I liked 16 much better. In Texas, you become criminally liable in the adult court system at 17, but you really don't get much more privileges (other than the seeing an R rated movie as an above poster mentioned, but when I was 17 (6 years ago) nobody really cared or checked IDs for that matter. You don't even get to vote or be considered an adult until you're 18. I did get to get my pilot's license when I was 17, so that's definitely a plus. Unfortunately, things don't get easier IMO, but you do get more control over your life. As you get older, you'll be more responsible for your own affairs, but you'll have the freedom to manage them in the way you see fit too. Good luck!
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