Teenage Life Essay
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People who are nostalgic about childhood, were obviously never children. Few people can remember the truth about adolescence. Their minds "censor" their memories; and have them believe that being a teenager was was one big party, free of cares and responsibilities. Well let me say this, you couldnOt be more wrong if you had a lobotomy. There aren't that many adults around who realise what adolescence was really like. The anguish, the fear, the anxiety, the stress. People don't remember those problems because they want to forget them.
The truth of the matter is, is that being a teenager is hard, right from the beginning, and it doesn't get any easier. We are such easy prey for big name companies who advertise using the pressure…show more content…
There are thousands of poems floating around written by bitter or depressed teenagers that are never recognised as works of art. Another form of escape for teenagers is, unfortunately, suicide. It is alarming how high the teen suicide rates have risen over the past decade. Yet, it is comforting that there are support groups and counsellors available now to aid teens through their troubles. Because no one wants to see a life full of promise and potential end abruptly because of a little sorrow in one kid's life. Another reason for teen suicide is their home life. The teenager gets caught in the middle of an argument between their parents, and they take the blame personally. This is not right. Sometimes the child is beaten or abused and is forced to run away into the streets, where they become homeless, and sometimes abducted. Sometimes they just die in a back alley during a cold winterOs night, and they are never missed. At sixteen, a teenager knows about suffering, because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.
Although, some teenagers face their problems. They plod along through school. Some of them get after-school or weekend jobs. They learn responsibility. Eventually, they enter adulthood and the work force. Successful, confident, and eager to work. They lead their lives using the knowledge they swallowed throughout their education and the power they gained. But not long after, they
Modern society seems to be somewhat hysterical in what concerns the issue of teenage pregnancy. The reason for it, as I suppose, is that most people subconsciously feel why it has become a problem, but it is considered inappropriate to state the truth, because it stands in opposition to commonly accepted ideals. However, the truth is as follows: the cause of teenage pregnancy is the gap between the rights and duties, or, more exactly, between the time a person is considered to have rights and the time when he or she is considered to have duties.
The problem is, we are all told that teenagers and even children should be treated as serious as if they were adults; however, they are not adults. In my understanding, a person can only be considered to be adult if he earns enough money to sustain himself. Until one doesn’t, one cannot be treated as an adult, at least not in the meaning of giving him the rights of an adult.
What we do is directly opposite. Every teenager is considered to be an adult in the sphere of rights and a child in the sphere of duties; and he is constantly being persuaded that he is grown-up and can take his own decisions. Unfortunately, children are stupid – it is not offence, it is simply statement of fact – and their understanding of rights doesn’t go much further than “the right to have sex”. But not to have the duty to be responsible for the consequences.
What is the result? If we…