The Teenage Years

September 30, 2014
By alioops SILVER, North Hollywood, California
alioops SILVER, North Hollywood, California
8 articles 2 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."
- Eugene Delacroix


The teenage years.

 

The covenanted awkward stage in our lives.  It’s true, we feel adults don’t understand us. We think the world revolves around us. We crave attention. Our self worth is solely based on the number of instagram followers we have. We get down on ourselves about the little things that nobody notices. All we want to do is fit in. We get insecure. We get emotional. We get moody. We’re hormonal. One minute we’re on top of the world and the next, we question why we’re even in it. We may have bad attitudes and we may rebel, but don’t let that fool you. We are pensive and insightful. We may put on our stolid faces for you, but only because our feelings are amplified. We don’t know who we are yet, and that scares us. We spend this time trying to find ourselves, lost yet in a world that just keeps getting bigger. We are each an overwhelming compilation of flaws, but altogether, these flaws make up something individually beautiful and perfect. Don’t underestimate us. We are more than just a byproduct of the society we live in.

 

The teenage years. Temporary, but not arbitrary.

 

The teenage years.


The author's comments:

This piece is designed to empower and inspire teens who feel like they don't have a voice. Many teens out there need to know that they are not alone. They need to hear that we are all in the same boat and that we can get through anything together.


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alioops SILVER said...
on Jan. 22 2015 at 8:48 pm
alioops SILVER, North Hollywood, California
8 articles 2 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."
- Eugene Delacroix

Thank you! I think you should definitely go ahead and write it :)

Ronny BRONZE said...
on Jan. 21 2015 at 6:38 pm
Ronny BRONZE, Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
3 articles 11 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I may not know who I was born to be, but I know who I am."
(That's an original quote I'm using in my book)

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This sums up exactly how if feel about teens! i've been contimplating writing something like this for a while, but with the BRILLIANT Job you've done i don't think i'll even try! --Ronny.

alioops SILVER said...
on Nov. 25 2014 at 4:41 pm
alioops SILVER, North Hollywood, California
8 articles 2 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What moves men of genius, or rather, what inspires their work, is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough."
- Eugene Delacroix

Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it!

on Nov. 25 2014 at 4:23 pm
Myvoice4change SILVER, Other, Other
9 articles 3 photos 167 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

Added this to my favorites!!! Very well done, and I especially like the ending. Your article is very relatable and inspirational, and helps validate that yes, these years are tough-a lot tougher than we realized when we were younger-but we'll get through them!




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