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1. I’m ashamed to be a part of our generation.
2. Not all teens are awful.
3. I don’t think much has changed since I was a teen.
4. Teens’ attitudes have changed over the years.
5. Every generation hates their teenagers.
6. Modern teens are immature.
7. Teens are not as bad as they are thought to be.
A – 2
B – 4
С – 6
D – 1
E – 3
F – 7
I am nineteen and I work part-time at a fast food restaurant. It is near a high school and at lunchtime you can easily tell the difference in attitudes between teens. There are those who throw their food around, leave fries everywhere, spill pop on the floor without telling anyone, deliberately spread ketchup all over their trays, dump pop on their trays on purpose and just leave a massive mess. Yet there are also those that are cleaner than most adults, they always say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and I love having them come by! I would say teenagers are just as varied as adults.
When I was a teenager, we would spend weekends playing footie and going around to friends’ houses. We watched black and white TV, which showed two or three channels, and our world view was fairly limited. Things were made to last and we were encouraged to maintain and use items in such a way that they would last. In many ways modern teenagers have got it easier. In today’s society of fast moving consumer goods teens have developed the disposable mentality. Moreover, with computer games and satellite TV, kids are becoming more insular and more removed from society.
I’m in my mid-forties. As a teen, I was very independent. My parents never tried to shield me from the consequences of what I had done. Today many parents are trying to protect their kids much more than in previous generations, and it has resulted in a bunch of spoiled brats who think the world should give them whatever they want on a silver platter. I think that teens are less capable of being independent today. They’ve got more opportunities than my generation but that doesn’t make them more mature. Statistics show that young people are staying with their parents much longer than they used to.
For the most part, the teens I know are neither brilliant nor intelligent. They only know what is ‘expected’ from them if they know anything at all. They don’t reach for further knowledge, which is easily and readily available in the library or on the Internet. They’re just silly kids who are concerned with appearance and ‘coolness’. Honestly, I feel they are robots being controlled by the media. I don’t know at what point our generation went wrong. I’m embarrassed when people call teens awful but there’s nothing I can do. Teens need a better understanding of the world they’re living in.
I believe teens have always been bad. Teenagers are known for being out of control. It’s not their fault, though…it’s just a period of experimentation, trying things out and finding your identity. I think teens have always been difficult as a generation, but the things they dealt with may have been different depending on the era they grew up in. Modern teenagers are the same as teenagers were 20 years ago, 30 and even 40 years ago. They go through the same internal struggles that every teenager goes through. Only the times have changed.
Like with all generations there are some incredible people nowadays. I have a 16-year-old son and it seems he and the kids he hangs out with are much more open and accepting. I think the media spends too much time reflecting on the bad teenagers so you never hear about the millions of teenagers who volunteer and work hard for their education, who treat others nicely and obey their parents. I think that a lot of kids today are really intelligent and creative and want to change the world for the better. Overall, they’re good kids growing up in very uncertain times.