Like any age group, theres some good and some bad. They are a diverse group of people, affected mostly by their 3 enviornments (school, social, home) and their everchanging emotional state will determine how they are in those enviroments. Many elders look on this group as nothing but a bunch of "smokin, drinkin, lazy, noisy good for nothin' punks who have sex and do whatever the fuck they want" though really it just depends on the individual. Im gonna be 17 at the end of this comin' august, and i will admit that i do smoke and drink at times, but its not all the time, and it doesnt make me a bad person cuz i dont go doin anything to anyone else. I just wanna live. There are teens who are understood and theres ones who are misunderstood, yet there a lotta adults who say "all teens just think theyre misunderstood and ignored, but we know whats right for them" and that pisses me off the way those adults think they can speak out for us like that. I think it would help if the stereotypes about our age group lightened up.
Two elderly folks on a bench watching a group of 3 teens walk by:
Elderly1:Look at those good for nothing punks walk by, theyre always up to no good i tells ya!
Elderly2:What? Theyre just walking and talking
Elderly1:But look at how theyre trying to look all innocent yet theyre grouped up in their clan walkin and talkin about something, probably some scandal or something dirty
Elderly 2:Oh yeah, and look at how theyre smiling, that smug grin will be wiped off when the cops catch them!
Teenagers talkin amongst themselves: So, ya wanna go see a movie or play some football in the alley?
Teen1:Well first lets get outta here
Teen1:See them elderly folks over there givin us the evil eye?
Teen2:Yeah, why? Were just walkin and talkin!
Teen3:Damn, ones whippin out his cane, run!
Elderly1(with cane):Look at those troublemakers run, they know we dont want their trouble here
Elderly2:They aint afraid of the cops but theyre afraid of a whippin, he he!
Teen1:Theyre still givin us a look from a distance, what did we do?
Teen2:Were teenagers, of course those folks would snap
Teen3:But if we werent to go out and about like this, then our parents would get on our case on sittin around the house, thats why they think were all lazy, though its just some of us
Teen1:I guess were safe nowhere, though were the ones viewed as a threat to society
Teens:Lets just go home now