THANK YOU JENNI HERD
And this is why my kid brother will at least hear me out when I talk to him (I’m 10 years older) because I don’t dismiss his opinions and believe them worth listening to. He’s not dumb – quite the contrary – but adults will talk down to him no matter what just by virtue of him not being out of school.
Give teens more credit. Teenagers are stupid? Look me in the eye and tell me there aren’t a whole bunch of us in our 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s++ who’re dumb and that you’ve not heard them saying the darnedest shit. Seriously.
Yes, teenagers are young, but opposed to the ‘when I was your age’ time some adults seem to lovingly refer to and the kind of physical hardship they must have gone through in the post-war recession etc, they… have seen a lot of brutality, and are exposed to many other things in the world their forebears might not’ve been. There are those who’re sheltered, obviously, but there’re also those who’re growing and learning more about the world about them, and learning fast.