Do Teenagers No Longer Know How to Have Fun?

August 31, 2010
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.

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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm
This was so simple... and yet so wise.
dogdaysareover replied...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 10:30 am
thank you.  nobody has ever called me or my writing wise before!
Healing_Angel This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 10:39 pm
I agree with Thesilentraven! Where are the times where people had movie nights and parties full of healthy food? I think teens these days need to stop worrying so much about fitting into group and concentrate on just being themselves(me included).  
dogdaysareover replied...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 7:36 pm
Exactly! I feel like if you have a group of close friends who know how to have good clean fun, its easy to just be yourself without being under the influence.
mlm1992 replied...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm

hi how r you


dogdaysareover replied...
Sept. 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm
good? how are you?
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