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Emotions and Youth

Why is it that when you're a teenager, your emotions are seemingly invalid to adults? Are we lesser beings than you, simply because we're in our pubescent years?

Note by Emily Tipton
4 years ago

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Every one in his or her life has gone through the teenager's stage. We all are aware of this term. According to me at this stage of life, a teenager faces lot of distractions and influences. If not handled carefully he or she can really become annoying. Its a stage totally of confusion and this stage also helps in building up emotions. So its nothing like that our emotions are seemingly invalid to adults, its only that they have to understand us.

Nashita Rahman - 4 years ago

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Emily, you are certainly not a lesser human being for happening to be a teenager. That said, most adults who survived being a teenager do not miss it at all, and remember it as a dark era that only time cured.

Why is it that when you're a teenager, your emotions are seemingly invalid to adults?

I think it is a good question, and that most people who have lived long enough to be a teenager have had that thought before. I don't have a good answer to why adults condescend to teenagers.

Peter Taylor Staff - 4 years ago

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