It seems like today teenagers don't know how to make their own fun without getting drunk. Remember playing man hunt at or having a movie night with your best friends? Were those times so bad that they need to be replaced with raging parties? I don't want to sound like a nerd by saying I have a good time playing scrabble or obsessing over Taylor Lautner's abs with my best friends on my Friday nights, but that's what's fun for me. I don't know why teens feel like they need alcohol in the first place. I have never gotten drunk, but we all know the effects of it. Making regrettable mistakes while drunk and being hungover doesn't seem like much fun to me. Sometimes I think, well maybe everybody drinks because they are stressed. I don't think that's an occasion for a party, though. I personally have been through multiple breakdowns due to a seemingly endless amount of homework balanced with clubs and sports. Never have I let this stress make me want to drink though. I sometimes think it shouldn't bother me. If that's what people think is fun, why should I ruin it for them? I wouldn't want them messing with my scrabble tiles or blocking my view of a sexy werewolf. Maybe it's just fun for them because it makes them feel like rebels. "Hey! Look at me! I'm in a picture on facebook with a red solo cup! I'm so bad ass!" I don't know what goes their minds. All I know is I can't change them. I'll have my fun my way and they can have their fun their way.
Do Teenagers No Longer Know How to Have Fun?
August 31, 2010