annoyed teenager writing a letter. although i myself am not a teenager anymore, i very much agree with her. it was adressed at the british times.. Annoyed Sir,  annoyed Angry Letter times teenager
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annoyed teenager writing a letter. although i myself am not a teenager anymore, i very much agree with her. it was adressed at the british times.. Annoyed Sir,

although i myself am not a teenager anymore, i very much agree with her. it was adressed at the british times.

Annoyed
Sir, I am getting increasingly
annoyed at the barrage of
articles about teenagers, and the
adults who keep trying to
explain our behaviour ("Moods
and meltdowns: what' s inside
the teenage brain?", Mar I).
I am 16 and a straighter
student, like most of my friends.
We are not as irrational and
immature as adults seem to
think We' grown up with
financial crises and accept that
most of us will be unemployed.
We no longer flinch at bloody
images of war because we'
grown up seeing the chaos in
the Middle East and elsewhere.
Most of us are cynical and
pessimistic because of the
environment we' grown up in
which should be explanation
enough for our apparent
insolence and disrespect,
without "experts" having to
write articles about it,
Has no one ever seen that we
are angry at the world we live
in? Angry that we will have to
clean up your mess, while you
hold us in contempt, analysing
our responses as though we
were another species?
I would like adults to treat us
not as strange creatures from
another world but as human
beings with intelligent thought
H a little different from yours,
perhaps, but intelligent thought
nonetheless.
Stop teaching adults how to
behave around us, and instead
teach them to respect us.
Jenni Herd
Kilmarnock, E Ayrshire
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #4 - shallowandpedantic
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(03/04/2014) [-]
Scottish children are either ******** or geniuses. Its always been that way.
User avatar #50 to #4 - colonelroymustang
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(03/05/2014) [-]
I'm STILL not sure where I lay on that spectrum. The other day i drank too much, blacked out a bit, and woke up the next day with a homemade flashlight and a jar full of pickled potatoes.
User avatar #51 to #50 - shallowandpedantic
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At least the jar was still full. Fleshlights aint so bad either. Sounds like a decent day.
#5 - aftalbeating
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I'm angry, this is me ranting. How dare you assume I'm upset? let me explain the situation to you in depth...
I'm angry, this is me ranting. How dare you assume I'm upset? let me explain the situation to you in depth...
#6 to #5 - pigsnax
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You get a thumb just for that gif, sir.
User avatar #7 to #6 - aftalbeating
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aw yiss
User avatar #28 to #7 - produx
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I made that....
User avatar #30 to #28 - aftalbeating
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nice. epic work mate
#31 to #30 - produx
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#12 - metalmind
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#53 to #12 - anon id: 4637268e
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Hartz IV
Unemployment is quite a problem in germany.
Cause while there are a lot of free positions, there are simply a lot of poeple, not fitting those.
User avatar #54 to #53 - metalmind
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I know the problem with long term unemployed people, but it's miniscule compared to other countries.
#15 to #12 - worldofwarcraftdog
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its another word for Greek, i think
#27 to #15 - syfygeek
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why you are havings be mean to of Greece
User avatar #9 - huffe
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respect is earned, not given. you gotta show respect in order to be seen with respect
#10 to #9 - pedobearson
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(03/05/2014) [-]
If everyone had to earn respect, no one would respect anyone. Why should I earn that man's respect when he hasn't earned mine? Respect IS a gift, just one that you can lose.
User avatar #14 to #10 - ScottP
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Why do you need to respect someone you don't know? If you give them your respect, then in some way they have earned it. Otherwise you wouldn't respect them.
#35 to #14 - pedobearson
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Making others earn respect is in itself an act of arrogance. It's saying that your respect is one that has to be earned. You have to respect the paths other people walk as just as valuable as the one you took. Here is a quote I like, by Drizzt Do'Urden. "Demanding of another that he earns your respect is, in of itself, an act of arrogance, a way of self-elevation, implying by its very nature that your respect is worth earning."
User avatar #48 to #35 - ScottP
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Well humans are naturally arrogant so I don't see anything wrong there. It doesn't really add any further meaning to your respect unless you get offended by this sort of thing and place a meaning to it. You can't possibly respect every person in the world, right? There are people you don't respect. So if you don't respect them, they've obviously done something that prompted you to not give them respect. Does that mean that you're arrogant, or simply that you don't have any respect for them.

It is possible to have no respect for someone, yet neither condone nor condemn them.
#34 to #10 - thecrayzeeman
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There is politeness and then there is respect.

I'm polite to people I don't know.

I respect my parents because they put up with my **** every day. I can't even put up with my **** every day.
#37 to #34 - pedobearson
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That's a good point, but what is your standard? What is your standard for something (or someone) that is worthy for respect? You could say something along the lines of not being a dick, but people are flawed and inconsistent. I'm not saying that as if humanity sucks, I'm saying it as a fact. What if, one day, you looked at someone. They calmly and patiently told their child that stealing money is wrong, as the child had just stolen a wad of dollar bills. "Wow," you say, "that person is worthy of respect, due to their patience." But then, the next day, you see another parent yelling at their child for stealing a wad of money. "Wow, that person is worthy of respect for punishing their child." And I'm sure they're both worthy of respect, however not because you decided they were; they are worthy of respect because they did something worthy of respect.
#21 to #9 - anon id: e1ca56d7
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That is her point, but is it yours?
User avatar #46 to #9 - toastersburnthings
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Which one first had the opportunity to show respect?
Which one gave it for years without question?
#17 - kaboozle123
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i'm 19 and as a 19 year old who has spent most of his life alone and reading and trying to figure out everything i can about life and who i am. so i'd like to think i have some semblance of knowing what i'm talking about. but ******* adults man they don't give a ****, you complain about your job? oh you're just a kid haha remember when we were like that? just because i'm not a jaded piece of **** doesn't mean i have no right to complain. they act like everything is just the way it is because it is and if it's wrong well that's the way it is. like ******* sheep just following along a path of thorns because that's the road they've always traveled. what ******* horse ****. people who are older, even people who are like a year older than you seem to think that because you're younger that your opinion is mute and that you don't know what you're talking about. and they think that being older makes the infinitely smarter, but stupid people get older too.   
   
also i think our generation, generation Y i guess you could call is as we were preceded by generation X, is the generation of indifference. all throughout our lives we get told we can be anything, get a trophy for showing up, a gold star for ********, and excused for all of our behavior because we're young and dumb. we've grown up with wars and older people trying to coddle us and being brainwashed into following the flow. we're exposed to pain and suffering everyday due to social media that we don't care anymore. it's just another aspect of life to us. we're a forgotten generation that will allow people to bend us over and **** us in the ass as long as we have drugs and alcohol and facebook. and we were raised this way. wars everywhere, net neutrality going away, the government watching everything you do. pretty soon there'll be cameras on every street corner to keep people in line.   
   
soon freedom will come in the appearance of shackles, and when that time comes we will either have to rise a people or die as slaves
i'm 19 and as a 19 year old who has spent most of his life alone and reading and trying to figure out everything i can about life and who i am. so i'd like to think i have some semblance of knowing what i'm talking about. but ******* adults man they don't give a ****, you complain about your job? oh you're just a kid haha remember when we were like that? just because i'm not a jaded piece of **** doesn't mean i have no right to complain. they act like everything is just the way it is because it is and if it's wrong well that's the way it is. like ******* sheep just following along a path of thorns because that's the road they've always traveled. what ******* horse ****. people who are older, even people who are like a year older than you seem to think that because you're younger that your opinion is mute and that you don't know what you're talking about. and they think that being older makes the infinitely smarter, but stupid people get older too.

also i think our generation, generation Y i guess you could call is as we were preceded by generation X, is the generation of indifference. all throughout our lives we get told we can be anything, get a trophy for showing up, a gold star for ********, and excused for all of our behavior because we're young and dumb. we've grown up with wars and older people trying to coddle us and being brainwashed into following the flow. we're exposed to pain and suffering everyday due to social media that we don't care anymore. it's just another aspect of life to us. we're a forgotten generation that will allow people to bend us over and **** us in the ass as long as we have drugs and alcohol and facebook. and we were raised this way. wars everywhere, net neutrality going away, the government watching everything you do. pretty soon there'll be cameras on every street corner to keep people in line.

soon freedom will come in the appearance of shackles, and when that time comes we will either have to rise a people or die as slaves
User avatar #1 - leonhardt
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(03/04/2014) [-]
Lol, a teenager demanding respect for being a moody asshat.
That's a new one.
User avatar #3 to #1 - joekerr [OP]
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Totally missed that point of view.

I didn't read the article this one replies to, but I am pretty sure it was pretty condescending as many people and other ones are.
User avatar #40 - whypop
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as a teen my self, I see jenni as a spoiled pussy bitch brat.
#26 - micekill
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hah, respect for a 16 year old, wait a couple of years and cringe man, i kinda agree
people treat kids and teenagers as if they were a different species, it is stupid seeing adults believing they never were young
User avatar #2 - ishallsmiteyou
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(03/04/2014) [-]
Makes sense.
#36 - thefrazdude
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(03/05/2014) [-]
Someone from Kilmarnock just wrote a legible letter? wow