What Adults Don't Understand

February 15, 2009
By , Bon Aqua, TN
My mom was reading one of the poems of this magazine the other day, and she did something that really irked me. She was reading a poem from the February issue, Nothing Like. When she was finnished reading, she let out a 'humph', like she didn't actually belive that "kids" like us could know what love is yet. Like love is only for responsible adults. Well let me say something right here and right now: By the time you are thirteen, you have probably been in love. There I said it. Now people can argue about it.

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bennyB said...
Jan. 17, 2012 at 1:49 pm
I think adults think the way they do is becasue they are kind of right. I mean teens are one day with a person and next week with an other, so i think that they could be right, partially
INHAILED replied...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm
I agree. I'm not saying there isn't teen love, but I believe most teen/high school relationships don't share mutual love. eyes-on-fire made a good point as well.
eyes-on-fire said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

I believe that teenagers do fall in love... we just have more trouble identifying love as compared to lust, and thus adults think we are dumb kids who don't know what love is.

Dumbledore said "Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth", and he's awesome. And old.

yaythisisavailable This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 8:07 pm
you're my new role model :)
UnwantedNinja replied...
Dec. 29, 2011 at 2:26 am
Sweet qoute lol !!!
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Dec. 29, 2011 at 11:28 am
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UnwantedNinja replied...
Dec. 30, 2011 at 9:48 am
will do :)
andromeda13 said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm
i only have to say one thing: what idiots think that there is  an age limit on an emotion? that's like saying teens can't get depressed or stressed out or happy. 
Grownup said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 9:13 am
You children don't know what love is. Your all too busy wrapped up in your hipp hop fasion crazes.
tAK3N,BY DA BESt replied...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm



yaythisisavailable This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 8:09 pm
I'm fifteen and I'm in love with this guy, you really don't have a place to say that teenagers can't be in love. We have just the same amount of emotion as you people, maybe we seem too immature to love. Just because we don't meet at a bar or in church does not mean the person we are with doesn't love us. Most of the time teenage love doesn't last because we are scared. Adults are just stupid.
happyboat said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 1:21 am
some know for sure. I did. 
JzOmBiE said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm
i personally belive,(in my own opinion of course) that maybe adults just dont see how we could know what it is yet. some adults tho however know what its like to be a kid and be in love, but thats because their old fashioned and dont understand, but noone should underestimate a teen and their emotions C:
ThisBreRulezYouSonnn said...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 7:17 am
Adults should lay off about whether teens know "love" or not. We all have different ideas of love--love's not the same for every couple. And most teens DO know, it's just that the teens who say "I'm sooooooo in love with him/her" the second after they get into a relationship give all teens a bad rap.
misswindsor said...
May 22, 2011 at 10:18 am
OMG, here we go again with the whole, can teenager really know what love is argument. Wanna know what I think? I think that this is just one of the many topics where you will have people that agree or disagree with you. The answer to this topic is very easy. Me, I would say that we do know what luv is, but thats just me. Other people might not agree. I think everyone has a different answer to this question. Some people think no and others think yes. It depends on how you were raise. If your pare... (more »)
HaleyDRog. said...
Apr. 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm
I disagree. Kids in Middle and High School don't know what true love is. They are too immature to know what it means.
NeicyAmor replied...
Apr. 30, 2011 at 11:36 pm
i understand what you are saying but not everyone in middle school and highschool is immature because of the simple fact that we are all different and mature at different rates & times. & i noticed you said they dont know what true love is , i personally think that everyone has there own definition for true love .
HaleyDRog. replied...
May 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Yeah, you're right about that. I was just stating my opinion.
Monalicious said...
Apr. 30, 2011 at 12:05 pm
i agree 100% with this author...i understand what you mean and i agree with you cuz i have been in luv b4 and im only 4teen
NinaQ said...
Apr. 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm
Dont blame your parents, blame all those stupid teens who overuse the word love like they know it all and they make us look bad 
Shadowrider replied...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm
Totally agree NinaQ.
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