Date: January 11, 2019 06:02PM
...or younger, if possible.
I just realized that the most recent change to ordination of young men to Aaronic Priesthood offices assures that they will be ordained younger, some up to 11.9 months earlier than they would have under previous rules.
This gives the LDS leaders the chance to indoctrinate them before their thought processes mature.
It also ramps them up earlier to be ready for missions at age 18. I wonder if this was intentional. It's very subtle.
Sorry if this has already been observed in other posts.