Being a teenager is the most awesome time of your life.
As someone who is in her last year of teenagehood, I can safely say being a teenager is the best and worst time of your life.
Let me list out a few pros and cons so you get my drift.Con: You have to go to school
Pro: You get to hang out with your friendsPro: You have lots of free time so you can go out
Con: You never get to go out because parentsCon: No one trusts you enough to give you any responsibilities.
Pro: You have no responsibilities
You see where I’m coming from.
While I wouldn’t say being a teenager in 2016 is harder than being a teenager in, say, 1916 (especially not if you’re black), it does have its own challenges.
Teenagers this year were born in the 1997 to 2003 period. We were born on the brink of technological advancement.
We grew up with play dates and going outside and having to have conversations with other people (#Only90sKidsRememberThis) but now we have our instant messaging and instant gramming and all whatnot.
I see little kids (oh listen to me. I’m ancient) with really high tech gadgets and I’m baffled. I got my first actual phone when I entered Year 7 but my brother currently in Year 4 already has a tab. Why this.
Anyway, we got the best of both worlds in my opinion.
Of course it’s a confusing time as this is when most of us come to terms with our sexuality and identity. But the truth is; no one has it figured out yet. And if you say you have it figured out then you obviously don’t. So there.
The point is this is the best time to do whatever you want to do. The repercussions are minimal and the rewards are great. But like not sex, drugs and rock and roll. The reverse is true in that case.
Either way, you’re young. Love it. Live it. Enjoy it.
(Chit of Acerbic Wit)
Are you a teen from 13-19, please e-mail me and we will talk. Interesting in participating and telling us how you feel about being a teenager in 2016. E-mail me at Cmugrad817@yahoo.com. Check out this post Calling all Teenage Bloggers