So, i got a new laptop (macbook air)....that means that i will posting a lot more. Yay!
So. its come to my realisation over the past week, that a lot of adults these days think that teenagers now days have it so good. They compare how hard there childhood and school life was to how ours is now.
For example, In my day I had to walk 2 miles to and from school everyday, or we weren't naughty at school everyone was very well behaved and respectful, or teenagers nowadays are spoilt they get everything handed to them on a silver platter.
But... all these things are not true. Sure we don't have to walk 2 miles to school. Thats because we have cars and public transport.
Adults saying we don't have it tough really annoys me. Whats tough is having to deal with the severe bullying that occurs in our school, whats tough is having the pressure of drugs alcohol and sex, whats tough is having the pressure of body image and what society thinks we should all look like, Having the pressure of fitting into everyone else's mould, whats tough is trying to deal with parents not being around when they should because they are both off working all the time, whats hard is being expected to finish school get a further education and get an amazing job.
1 in every 4 teenagers are diagnosed with depression, i got to a school with a student population of 1200. So, that would mean that 300 teens in my school alone have depression and they are pretty good at hiding it.
Adults need to live a day in our lives today and see what it is really like to live as a teenager in the 21st century. (I bet they wouldn't survive 1 day in our high schools)
Sure, there are those few obnoxious teens that give everyone a bad name. But what have they been through?....I bet if you asked them, something has happened in their life that not kid should have to go through.
Im not saying life wasn't hard for our pedants, they had their issues and troubles that they faced. They just need to realise that we don't have it any easier.
Just had to get that little rant off my chest.