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Urination In Public: A Kid’s Perspective


By Evan Li

People urinate every day, usually in a toilet. Urinating in public is considered a “crime” in the United States. In places such as Ohio, people can be put in a prison for up to two years for public urination. Most of the time you are in prison for one year if you live anywhere else.

However, I believe that urinating in public is beneficial, as long as you urinate in an area with plants and always cover up your privates. Although some might wonder why we should ever urinate in plants, one reason is that urine can be used as fertilizer because of the nitrogen contained in urine. Urine can also enhance soil with its potassium and phosphorous. Urine can destroy weeds just like how dogs can destroy patches of grass when they urinate. This happens when the urine touches the weed, and since urine has such a high temperature it will burn the weed. Urine may be able to fend off animals such as rabbits or deer since urine is so smelly.    

The only time you should ever urinate in public is when it is an absolute emergency and there is a reasonable spot like around a group of plants to urinate. If you really have to urinate but can’t find a good area nearby, then you should get a container, such as plastic cup or bottle or anything that can hold liquid to urinate in.

When you need to go urinate next time, I believe that you should be able to urinate in public. Urinating in public has many pros. So if it’s more good than bad then what’s the reason to hate on it, and put people to jail for it?

About Timothy Lee

Timothy Lee is a senior at Monta Vista High School. He moved back to the States in 2012 after living in Beijing, China for two years, and currently lives in Cupertino, California. This cross-culture experience has enabled him to encounter a vast variety of environments in which part of his writings are based on. He is also currently an officer in HEARTS, a nonprofit organization, and a VP at Silicon Valley DECA. He also has a passion in web design, computer science, badminton, and writing.

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