Hi everyone! Just a quick post today, because I have to get to class in a few minutes, but here's something that I have sort of mixed opinions on: adults when it comes to teen issues. Yes, I definitely respect them, and yes, they aren't always wrong, but why (a lot of the time) do they seem to just not get it?
I mean, obviously it makes sense that they aren't as up to date on teen issues as we are, but how come they tend to just be completely wrong? I hate to generalize, because I literally just finished speaking with an adult about a teen issue, and I had a blast talking with her. But I guess what I'm really wondering is: if a lot of adults aren't fully grasping teen issues, then why don't teens step up and start talking about it? Obviously some are, but why is it that when there is a bullying, drug, sex, or drinking issue in a school, adults are the ones who come to speak about it?
Yes. They've been here longer. And yes. It's highly likely that they experienced very similar things as teenagers. But a lot of the time, if they make one wrong remark or mistake in their speeches or talks, kids will totally disregard everything that they're saying. Because it's easy. It's easy to make fun of an adult or just laugh with you friends and think they don't even understand what I'm going through anyway! But when it's another teen standing in front of you, it's different. I don't know why, because teens bully and disrespect other teens, but for some reason, when it comes to teen issues, most (but not all) teens would rather hear it from a peer.
That's why I'm so passionate about speaking my mind on teen issues. Because I feel like right now, while I still am a teen, is the best time - and maybe... the only time. I'd love to hear your opinions on this! Like I said, I'm not saying this about all adults, and I'm not saying this about all teens either. I hope you've been liking these blog posts more often! They're fun for me, and frankly, are what I find fun to do in a free moment, which is exactly what I did today! I love you all, I really do! Be happy :)
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