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, 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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User avatar #4 - shallowandpedantic (03/04/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Scottish children are either ******** or geniuses. Its always been that way.
#5 - aftalbeating (03/05/2014) [+] (5 replies)
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...
#12 - metalmind (03/05/2014) [+] (4 replies)
#15 to #12 - worldofwarcraftdog (03/05/2014) [-]
its another word for Greek, i think
User avatar #9 - huffe (03/05/2014) [+] (8 replies)
respect is earned, not given. you gotta show respect in order to be seen with respect
#17 - kaboozle123 (03/05/2014) [-]
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 (03/04/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Lol, a teenager demanding respect for being a moody asshat.
That's a new one.
User avatar #3 to #1 - joekerr (03/04/2014) [-]
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 (03/05/2014) [-]
as a teen my self, I see jenni as a spoiled pussy bitch brat.
#26 - micekill ONLINE (03/05/2014) [-]
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 (03/04/2014) [-]
Makes sense.
User avatar #52 - byobgraffpro (03/05/2014) [+] (3 replies)
this kid is a pussy. im 19 and thought like this vagina 3 years ago. Stop demanding respect when you haven't earned it. Oh you got straight A's? do you want a cookie? do what youre supposed to do and you can grow up and understand why no one respects teenagers. Teens have always been assholes, I was a huge one, all my friends were, everyone at my HS was. they werent necessarily mean, they just felt self entitled to things they didn't deserve. Such as respect, you don't contribute to the world yet, why should you be treated the same as the ones that do
User avatar #63 to #52 - joekerr (03/10/2014) [-]
This kid voiced its opinion to someone who should hear it. Not strangers on the internet.
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#42 - beyond (03/05/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Posts like this just make me sad really. I am only 20 myself right now, and just a few years ago I thought exactly like this...

It is not the right way to think, not one bit. Kids in school nowadays think the economy is so bad that they can't get a job. But the problem is that they're looking for part-time jobs, and Employers do not tend to prioritize high school students over adults or college students just trying to get some extra cash...because they actually need it. It sucks at your guys' age, I know, but it's something you just have to deal with for now.

You will not grow up unemployed unless you choose to. Example being that you just want to live off of the unemployment check because you don't want to work (not accusing anyone, just saying). Or because you don't want to look for a job, or are looking at only a couple job openings at a time.

As for the pessimistic part and disrespectful part. This is the part that was just wrong on so many levels in this post. This is worded as if this student is the only person who's suffering from this changing economy. You're not the only one with problems, so don't take it out on everyone else just because things aren't going your way. We all have to deal with it.

The whole respect is earned, not given argument is ******** too. Not sorry. If you want to get anywhere in life, you have to show respect until someone gives you a reason not to, not the other way around. Go through life acting like an arrogant asshole to everyone just because they haven't given you a reason to respect them is what's going to keep you from getting/keeping a job.

TLR Get over your self-righteous pity and accept that almost everyone has problems. Don't make other people miserable just because you think you will be later.
#57 to #42 - beyond (03/05/2014) [-]
Yeah yeah, thumb me down. But I can guarantee all you teenagers out there that later in life, some sooner than later, you will look back on the way you were and cringe. And I mean you'll cringe ******* hard. Thing's are not as hopeless as you guys think they are. You just have to buckle down and try. If that means taking funnyjunk or video games off of your schedule for a time then so be it nobody can make you make any decisions, but it will be your responsibility to make the right decisions for your life. Things get better.
#39 - anonymous (03/05/2014) [-]
I am 15. i have been tested, only to find that my mental age is closed to around that of the average 30 year old. teens are not all cut from the same cloth.
User avatar #38 - dunkleosteus (03/05/2014) [-]
imo, the classification of "teenager" is too broad on it's own. The physical, emotional, and psychological growth between 13 and 19 is probably greater than for any age group younger or older. I think it's wrong to leave the diagnoses of an opinion about the behaviour of a group of people to that same group of disgruntled people. [older] Teenagers may have the same capacity of comprehension and reasoning that an adult has (possibly a little less on the reasoning part), but it's the life experiences that differentiate the two.
#36 - thefrazdude (03/05/2014) [-]
Someone from Kilmarnock just wrote a legible letter? wow
#24 - anonymous (03/05/2014) [+] (2 replies)
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers.” -- Socrates

People have always been complaining about their contemporary youth. It's just one of the hard facts of life; no one cares about how others feel, they only care about themselves.
User avatar #20 - monswine (03/05/2014) [-]
I can relate to how this kid feels but he's an arrogant twat if he thinks he doesn't have maturation to do. You can't struggle for equality and ''start treating us with respect'' and then blame the previous generation for literally everything that's gone wrong in the world. Dude, pump the breaks on the angst wagon. As a 23-year-old I'm now too old to be going ''yeah, right on!'' with these kind of cynical misanthropic ravings that seemed all too reasonable to me when I was 16. All I can say is you'll grow out of it, kid, because if there's one thing we all have in common it's our hatred of the preceding of subsequent generations.
#19 - MasterManiac (03/05/2014) [-]
I'm currently 21, so I was a "teen" relatively recently and I completely disagree with this letter. First of all respect is earned, not given. If you make sensible suggestions or present well thought-out arguments then it's likely you will receive respect for your properly formulated opinion. Saying that "adults have ****** it all up and now we've got to clean up your **** " is not only a gross generalisation, which you are trying to argue against doing for teenagers, but also an extreme opinion that makes you sound like an idiot. Considering all the factors involved in even simple decision it's truly amazing that this teenager has in just a few years understood the complexities and pressures of dealing with decisions that affect millions of lives, which are carried out by people who have more years of experience than the amount of time these teenagers have spent alive.

A final point is also that if a large group does something, then the causes of this action are investigated - it's called research. Just because teenagers are subject to some of these studies, and mainly since they usually have the highest amount of cases of anti-social behaviour, doesn't make it a personal insult to every teenager. There are thousands of companies that carry out research on a huge variety of human behaviours, principally to identify buying patterns. You don't see anyone complaining when they get suggestions of what they want to watch on Netflix do you? Well lo and behold the suggestions you are viewing are based on seeing what films other people enjoyed watching after they had seen the films in your viewing history. Stop with this attitude of "everyone is out to get you". Truth is noone cares.

Sorry for rant, but it needed to be said.

tl;dr earn the respect of adults rather than complain about being "targeted" when you really aren't
#13 - anonymous (03/05/2014) [+] (7 replies)
How about we respect each other?! But no we teens cant do that huh?
#11 - anonymous (03/05/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Having recently been a teen myself (21 currently) I understand that a lot of teens get very frustrated with adults not treating them with respect, or treating them like children. The problem is that as time passes I grow more and more aware of the fact that I really wasn't all that intelligent despite being a straight A student. I could learn things well but I didn't really KNOW that much. Adults ARE generally more experienced, try to get their point of view before you just blow their warnings off like you know better. Chances are they're telling you for a reason because they've had experience with similar situations.
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