Attitudes ofTeenagers Nowadays
Good morning to Pn Kanimari and my fellow friends. The title of my presentation today is „Attitudes ofTeenagers Nowadays‟. Teenager is defined as a person aged between 13 and 19 years old in the Cambridge Advanced Learner‟s Dictionary. That is the definition of teenager written in a book. Well now, what does this „teenager‟ actually mean? My parents‟ definition of teenagers is young children who is rebellious, defiant, big-spender and of course, hard to understand. In my opinion, teenagers are just young people who are treated like children but expected to act like adults. I do wonder a lot about how it feels to be an adult. But now, I realised that adults are just kids with money. The community describes teenagers as thugs. Do you know what thug means? It means brutal people. Are we? Well maybe it‟s true. For your information, the strength of a group of mad teenagers is more powerful compare to a group of gorillas. Which is if you make teenagers go mad, there are possibilities you will end up becoming their meals. That is why you have to be careful with teenagers. Not only they are strong, but you have to know that they know Kong fu, tae kwon do, judo, jujitsu and 28 other dangerous words. Teenage years are very special to me. It is the time when I get to understand more about life; the time when I realised that the sun is not only drawn on the corner of the paper; it is the time when I make most of my life decision in the shower. The bad thing about being a teenager is my life gets harder. I have to struggle with family, school and especially, friends and relationship. Being a teenager is easy but there comes the times when you start having arguments with your parents or getting a broken heart and those make our teenage years harder. Have you ever wonder why teenagers have lots of problems with family? My opinion is that when we were young, we obey our parents more than now when we are teenagers. Now as a teenager, we know which is right, which is wrong. So, our parents thought that we still obey them the way we used to, but the truth is, the more our parents asked for help, the more we felt as if we were treated as servants. It‟s true. But maybe some of you are good kids that you still do obey your parents
there are things I do not wish you to see me doing in my room.m.15 a. Our parents always complain that we are lazy. For your information. seriously. so please knock the door BEFORE you opened it. or any time. “Mom. Our parents tend to get angry when we wake up late. We do not like waking up EARLY in the morning and of course five minutes of extra sleep does matter to all of us. Teenagers have problems connected with their parents who don‟t understand their needs. lift my legs
. had somehow kills the purpose of knocking.m. Let‟s say. They never felt satisfy on everything we did to impress them.very much. wriggle my fingers 6. Most of the teenagers complain about their parents being overprotective.m. like a bird. it‟s like the third world war is going to start. we do not consider it tomorrow until we wake up and believe it or not.” One funny fact about our relationship with our parents is that when we call our parents and they don‟t pick up the phone it‟s not a big deal to us. In this case. I think they are just being jealous because we love our bed more than anything else.20 a.m. move my arms 6. meaning that they always want to be free with no obstacles. open my right eye 6. we teenagers can complain too. That is why we get so excited about a cancelled plan.m. We do not care if it is 4 a.05 a. Even if they did.10 a. a morning agenda that sounds like this: 6 a. open my left eye 6. parents are branches sticking out of the trees that the little bird hits when it flies. but when they call and we don‟t pick up the phone. They don‟t understand us. Besides. As a teenager. too much complaining and love to compare us to the other teenagers also most of the parents nowadays have high expectation. we are lazy and now that has become the common problems among us.m. turn on the rusted engine in my head 6.m. For example. most of the teenagers‟ hobby is sleeping. so does the alarm clock. we always have an amazing schedule that never works. there are still many things that they still complain about. knocking the door after you opened it.25 a.
it doesn‟t really reach the bed. What about study? It is the same thing. Now.30 a. Annoying isn‟t it? But there is one thing that turns our live into the worst misery ever recorded in the history of our teenage lives. Teenagers are too good that cleaning their room equals to „I have made a path from the door to my bed. no one picks those things up and it keeps going on for days. Are you going to believe them when they said they cleaned the room? Well. teachers are strict and you always have those irritating people in school.‟ Another reason why teenagers cant clean their room is that they get distracted with the cool things they found. added by the rubbish which never reaches the rubbish bin which is caused by teenagers who thought they are the best basketball players but actually they‟re not. one of the reasons is. Do you understand? I study for exams. When it comes to a family reunion. Most teenagers do not like middle school. Clean your room and you will find it” Teenagers have troubles with MONDAYs. “I have hidden $100 in your room. Family is coming over” and then you answer. ready to get on with my life as a middle school prisoner This agenda has never been accomplished. which stands for exams terminators. I‟m sorry. we are just too tired and the bag is too heavy and when we throw it. We studied because we have to not because we want to. We often wonder why is Monday so far from the next Sunday and yet Sunday is very close to the next Monday. Why Monday? It is when the school starts. In the end. Rules are tight. “Oh.m. it drops on the floor and all the things inside the bag are scattered on the floor. we just have this feeling to STOP EXAMS and to SAVE TREES. we throw our bag on to the bed. some of us are thinking to make an association called the “EXAMINATORS”. Sometimes. our room looks more like Mount Everest made out of teenage toys. my mind goes blank and I can only
. I didn‟t know that the reunion will be held in my room” And to overcome your laziness. your mom wants you to clean the room so she said. “Clean your room. your mom says. I am not going to believe that. but when I sit for the exam.6. It turns teenagers into dying whales when it comes to exam. It is called the “EXAM”. A messy room is another type of laziness which is now common among teenagers. Why? Because we can‟t really hear the alarm sounds. instead. after school. Do you know why we have a messy room? Well. blame the pillow. The main purpose is to terminate exam because sometimes. The rest of the mess around the pathway has now becomes the decorations.
Sincerely. But most of the teenagers look at school on the negative sides. but we need it just to know our level of understanding.C. That moment during exam. If you are popular. like sex education. I do not like exams.restart the engine after five minutes. Well. your brain doesn‟t really matter anymore. You might as well think to throw the
. Teenagers want to have good grades and impress the teachers and parents. high expectations give us stress and pressure which made most of us becomes lazier and hates study. Why do we need to be educated? Can‟t our parents teach us at home? Wouldn‟t that be easier? I don‟t have to wake up early every morning.”Seriously. well I haven‟t had a B for 4 questions. Do you remember what the elders tell us all the time? Don‟t talk to strangers. glamour is the main thing we need in school. but sometimes when the hormones kick in. Believe me or not. Dear person who is sitting next to me during exam.D. you get to know a lot of strangers other than your family. I have a technique in answering exam questions. gossips can spread faster than diseases and it gets harder when we have to face betrayals and insults from friends as we are still not ready to face all of this. “A. we suddenly become lazy. then how are you going to make friends in school? School is actually wonderful if you look at it from the positive side. I can only see “What am I doing here?‟ written on the paper. In school. Sometimes when I forgot to study. I can‟t see your answer. I wrote a letter. because if you do. you get help easier than anyone else. Please write bigger. You better not apply that in school. so I‟ll choose that. Moreover. there are things that our parents can‟t teach. Teenagers often have these questions: Why do we need school? Why do we need to go to school? It is so that every one is well educated. but when are we going to be ready if we never experienced it? Being today‟s teenagers. For your information. and knowing strangers can become more interesting for those who felt tired of their own family. It is because the negative sides are easier to be recognised rather than the positive. The reason is that we have rules and detention in school. School is equal to middle school prison for teens. Moreover.
some of us think that changing our personalities to become one of the glamourous kids is rather easier. you will miss it when you leave. Teachers often complain that we always forget a lot of things. such as answering questions which you are not suppose to answer or criticising teachers‟ jobs or being sarcasm in class. that no matter how much you hate school.
. We keep these subjects in the Temporary Memory Lobes in the brain. Me: I don‟t care. Every one who has a misery life in school thinks of finishing school as fast as possible. “Come on. A problem which is now common is we never pass up homeworks. and then you turn to your friend and say.cleverness away to avoid being called „nerd‟. It automatically goes away right after exams. We know those are rude but we couldn‟t help wondering of how some teachers got the job. teachers‟ complaints can become the most annoying things on earth. This is why we forget pretty fast. I turn to my friend and say. most of us only study for exams. the subject we‟ve learnt. Me: Hey. When the teacher asks for it. When a teacher says. “What did I eat this morning?” It is not that we do not bother to remember. but you have to know. Wouldn‟t that be better if my computer and phone can erase unwanted history automatically rather than my brain erasing important memories without my permission? Another complaint from the teachers is that we have “attitudes”. Some wiser teenagers prefer to be alone rather than having fake friends because they are wise enough to take care of themselves. Besides the rules and irritating students. Yeah right. But the answers are probably all wrong. you‟ve learned this last year”. lying is the easiest way to be glamourous and it is also the fastest way to be the most unpopular kid in school. did you do your homework? Friend: Yeah Me: Let me copy Friend: Okay. for example. But not all of us are wise. we often pretend not to know and say “We had homework?” Or when I didn‟t do my homework.
The fact is that we don‟t like study and most of the time we are just pretending to pay attention so that we won‟t be caught daydreaming. family has become something that they don‟t really rely on. We understand each other‟s problem and we know what each other needs.Our teachers describe us as lazy people. Now. (ring. in the morning. I do learn some of the things you taught me. One fact we know about the word „studying‟ is that it has the word „dying‟ in it. This is the proof that true friendship do exist. By the way. We know it‟s important. “Have you heard about „oxygen‟? “ As teenagers grow up. before the teachers start putting letters into it and teacher. When teachers ask why we don‟t like studying. We trust our friends more because all of us are in the same age. Some teenagers have gone through a few rough times in their friendship and yet still stick together. For example. and then I asked her. we don‟t even know why. it can be devastatingly painful as some people are insincere and fake.m. Sometimes when we study. There are still many proofs that teenage friendship is very funny.
. I was in a coma. staring at a wall can be more interesting than anything else. Close friends can communicate by using only face expressions. We faced many problems. Friendship among teenagers is amazingly exciting and somehow hilarious. for example. close friends can greet each other with insults and never get offended. Thank you for saving me. we get hurt many times and yet we still wait patiently for the right person to come along. but our hearts are just not interested in it. ring. your phone rings at 2 a. once I heard a girl said to her boyfriend that she can‟t breathe without him. studying for lazy teenagers is equal to watching TV with an open textbook nearby. Sometimes. friendship has become more important than the family itself. Besides. But these are the things that we have to go through in life and it is amazing that most of us went through these problems alive. the feeliug is just there. ring) Me: Hello? Friend: Hey. Close friends never let you feel lonely. I believe most of the teenagers were once good in Mathematics. here is the proof. were you sleeping? Me: No.
“I‟m sorry I can‟t go out today. but we check it every second. but we‟re still learning.” We are teenagers. 90% song lyrics. We treat Facebook like a fridge. you
. You are allowed to do so many new things. You laugh. we cheat. Besides. their music is highly inappropriate. we live in the era of smart phones and stupid people. Next. teenagers can‟t go a day without music and believe me. We have messy room and stay up late having deep thoughts or conversations but we always realise it is a bad idea in the morning. you keep quiet. to my parents. 5% names. You want to be a grown-up. when we saw something that says “DO NOT TOUCH”. but if you were on fire and I had water. you cry. but when our friends fall. Next. I have a messy room. make the most of what you have now and forget those people who hurt you. but there is the fear of decisions and responsibility. Another thing is that when our phone falls. “TOUCH WHEN NOBODY‟S LOOKING” Sometimes when we are lazy to hang out with our friends. So. teenage brains consist of: 2% education. For your information. we translate it into our teenage language which means. “Look. We spend time with friends and those will all be the memories.Many think that teenagers have weird and super abnormal behaviour. but one day you‟re going to wish you were still a teenager. You want to do what you want. we criticize and we fight over stupid things. we always have an excuse saying. I would drink it. We make mistakes. but believe me. it‟s not that I hate you. but combining colour is like one of the top 10 interesting things to do. we lie. We know it sounds childish. I am not the only teenager who does that. It was tragic” and that works. we laughed. There are many people. but you feel alone. teenage life is a constant battle between wanting to eat and not getting fat. Things happened. I am lazy. we know there is nothing inside. we panicked. we hate people for no reason and we call each other names. for example. I stay up late and live in my laptop. but your parents say when to come home. but on the other hand you miss your childhood. Forget all the dramas and LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH A SEXY SMILE ON YOUR FACE. my sister‟s friend‟s boyfriend‟s cousin‟s sister‟s hamster died. We complain. 3% phone numbers. You can waste your times focusing on the bad things and doing nothing about them. And of course. Teenagers always have funny and dramatic conversations with their friends. One day that is all going to pass. We love colourful objects.
I just hope that people will understand that most of our “attitudes” are mostly caused by the hormones which resulted in very strong mood swings among teenagers. you might have known some teenagers take drugs only to seek relief. These are problems of TEENAGE LIFE. We have to deal with emotional problems and confusions and things we don‟t understand or solve.want to sing. Sometimes you can`t explain what you feel. Well. but not all of us are stupid. but better be careful when the hormones kick in. It is hard to be a teenager. Sometimes it‟s really great. but it also can be as hard as stone. you don‟t want to be our next meal. You have to know that our behaviour is also caused by the way you treated us. Last but not least. We might look very fun at first.
Why. 'Emotional drama' is the name of the game. I just can't stand the hurt. yet it's not really. I just can't take the pain. Has lessened now.Emotional Drama Time has passed me by. You disappointed me in so many things. the anger. Forever imbedded in my dazed mind.
. oh why. It's now all over. Now all that's left is a painful memory. but never faded away. Gave up so many things to be helpful to you. Yet never once did I forget your face. When you left and never looked back. It's time for the final farewell. did you do that to me? I hate good-byes and sorrows. The hurt. I gave you the time that was precious to me. You left me without a thorough explanation. the grief. Can never forget what you did to me. What I wouldn't do to forgive you.