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    Why all the teen hate?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Duchess-Yukine-Suoh, Nov 6, 2013.

    I see so many people complaining about "teens these days" but in reality most teens I've met are nicer than some adults! Yes, we may listen to music constantly and say "like" like, all the time, but that's no measure for intelligence or kindness.
     
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    I think most older generations complain about the teens in existence at any given time.
     
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    What @Steerpike said. You too will say that phrase one day. This is a promise. ;)
     
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    I'm already complaining about the younger generations, and I'm only 19! Steerpike is right; each generation will think they are better than the next.
     
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    By the way, stay off my lawn.
     
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    I'm only in my early 20s and I'm already telling people how things were better in my day.
    Cause it's true >.>
     
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    Ha! :) What is it about older folks and their lawns? I have about four acres of lawn. Young folks are always welcome as long as they bring their lawnmowers. ;)
     
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    Heh. Yeah, I actually don't care if people are on my lawn. But it seemed like the appropriate sentiment to express. Grass is for kids to play on, so it never bothers me when the neighborhood kids come and do it.
     
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    So true.
    I tell younger kids what life was like before the I Pad. The stunned looks I get....
     
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    Twilight. Justine Beiber. Niki Manage.
     
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    I set up a sprinkler and all the neighborhood kids came. I loved the company!
     
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    Oh Lord, I can't stand these. But it's not like I created them.......
     
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    Teens are eating that crap up.
     
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    Twilight is fine; I don't have a problem with it. Writing is sort of meh - competent but nothing spectacular. Justin Bieber I can't stand, and yet I like him 100 times better than Nicki Minaj.
     
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    Seems like she proved to be pretty savvy in marketing her album though.
     
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    And that is quite the pinnacle. It's the crux of justifying your existence vs. being a mere spectacle.
     
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    I thought "Keep off the grass" was an anti-drug slogan. I couldn't work out why I was arrested for trespass :(
     
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    And the previous generation was hated because of her mullet sporting dad
     
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    Ha! :) And how the lasses did swoon over his mullet, 10/90, Tennessee waterfall. ;)
     
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    Never heard Tennessee waterfall before. That is awesome!
     
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    I think people have problems with the general behaviour of stereotype teenagers. You know, the things you see on MTV: girls getting pregnant at 14, 12 year olds wearing more makeup than clothes etc.

    Another thing that bothers me (being 16 years old and in highschool) is that many teenagers, especially girls, at that age think they are all grown up. They feel that way, but adults don't and so they are trying to prove how mature they are by bitching on people who aren't trying as hard ("you're such a baby", "of course you've never had a boyfriend, you're boring and immature (aka: not interested in every guy I meet)", "you actually did do your homework, how stupid are you?" etc.).
    I guess it depends on where live though, and the average intelligence of the people there. :p

    That kind of behaviour is also the reason most of my friends are in their mid 20's rather than 15-18 or so.

    Then I admit that I don't like her, even though I perfectly understand the cultural context that produces her (to use your words).

    And while I understand that the majority of the people is more like her than not, I don't think this is true for eveyone. People like something not because they understand it, but because they can relate to it. You don't have to like pop music to be smart and well-adjusted; you're smart and well-adjusted if you take the time to understand it even though you don't like it.
    But that's just my opinion... and I guess this is a topic for the debate room rather than for the lounge.
     
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    @Duchess-Yukine-Suoh Remember that thing that was said? The thing you swore to yourself you would never say to your own kids? You may start bracing yourself now, for when it does force it's way out of your mouth, that'll be the end of it, and you'll come to realise you're in the club along with the rest of us oldies.

    In my own case, it was something my mother said to me at age eleven, but I suspect we all have our own version of it. ;)
     
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    Most of my loss of faith in the human race comes not from the music or movie stars so much, but from the decline in its leadership and the acceptance of what is happening. I won't go long into politics because it's become the new religion (people will shut their ears to truth, make a spectacle of themselves like the WBC, and spew serious hate speech), but to the point, the leadership we've been getting for the last 30-40 years has been declining and our situation is spiraling out of control under them.

    The current generation doesn't seem to mind or is more interested in protesting wall street (while a worthy cause, it's not effective).
     
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    You know the trouble with young people today? The real trouble with young people today?

    I'm not one of them any more. :(
     
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