Just a kid?

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Hi I am a teenager and I guess I am in the same place that a lot of us are in. I don’t feel heard by the people around me. People seem to expect me to do stupid things. I don’t know what to do. Yes I am younger and I don’t have the same level of experience that a lot of people do. On the other hand I am a top student with an advrage of 85% and I have lived through some really terrible things. I think my voice should be heard and that I have some good ideas. But the world seems to say that we are all idiots and trouble makers. I love this site because very few people ask your age and that means I can hep people. But I am just wondering because I am a teenager should I just butt out of the adult world because I can’t hope to understand it yet.

Category: asked December 17, 2014

6 Answers

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In the end, age is just a number. If you're willing to help people, your age doesn't matter much. Problems can occur at any age as well. People can remain anonymous here, which is good. We can all help others or get help from the comfort of our own home and there's no pressure to it. Whether you're 14 or 64, you're welcome here and trying to help others is always appreciated.
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Im a teenager too, and I feel the same as you, but i thinnk you should express your ideas, peole who really like you will pay attention in what you say so dont worry about it , one day when you grow up will be amost your obliglation to express yourself and have an opnion
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I'm in the same situation as you. Adults haven't yet learned that as kids and teenagers, we're still capable of having problems, and being smart. Don't butt out of the adult world completely. Hold on to the knowledge you have, and stand up for what you think is right, but don't get in adult business you don't need to be in.
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I agree that teenagers voices should be heard. I'm 20, and I don't belive iv gained a vast amount of insight sense I was 16. There's plenty of 40 year Olds that I have meat that are extremely idiotic. Your GPA to me, says nothing about your intelligence. I know people whom are geniuses, who flunked out of highschool. it's not that you won't understand, but honestly, very few adults will take you seriously until your at least in your mid 20s. Sadly it's just how life goes. But attempting to get your voice out can't hurt. If anything, I guess it gives us all a chance to really hear the world before we start being heard ourselves.
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I found that when I was a teenager I was treated as a child but expected to be prepared for the world as if I was an adult. Age doesn't reflect a persons maturity in the slightest. I have a relative who is nearly 50 and he acts like a child, I've spoken to teenagers on here who have given me great advice. Age doesn't really matter when it comes to life experience in all cases, we all experience things that trouble us and help us grow wiser, using what we learn we can share with anybody of any age.
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Just a kid? I don't agree, clearly you aren't just a "kid". I am an adult and know some amazing young people with incredible opinions and insight. Age doesn't matter. I know adults that have no idea how to deal with the simplest of issues, and yet I know "kids" who have been through horrific life experiences and rose above and to become successful young people. Understanding, Tolerance, communication, patience, self awareness, empathy are the traits I look for in people. I don't care if they come inside a "kid" or an adult. You are an equal to me until you prove me wrong, that goes for old and young.