Low Man's Lyric
In a dream
I have been here when Teen Explorer was alive, but I am by no means the one thats been here the longest. But anyway I would like to have my input on the closing of Teen Chat.
"Our discussion forums give us the opportunity to see our worlds through different eyes..."
Thats what Teen Chat was about, we expressed our ideas, our opinions, and if you like, our "world" to one another. Yes sometimes our own opinions and judgements may have caused "bickering" but since Teen Chat was about exploring each others world, how can there not be bickering? There will always be people who agree and disagree, and of course those that don't care either way.
I have even contributed to getting people angry or mad, like on Teen Chat there was a thread about the German shooting but when I posted I talked about the American booing of the Canadian anthem and etc (I would give you a link but I can't get into Teen Chat =/ ). Sure I sounded mad and everything but I just gave my opinion on what I thought, and I saw/read no "bickering" at all. I read legitimate replies to what I said and it ended peacefully.
Teen Chat was also about helping each other out, like Dancin Queen (Kiley) post about losing her father. Not only we gave our support for her but we also showed compasion and empathy for her as well. I don't know why some of you think that all teens do is fight or "bicker", I don't really see that at all. I mean there is no way we could stop that, its natural. We all fight or argue with friends, family, workers and etc. So there is bound to have moments with anger and frustration in Teen Chat since we are like a big group of friends, or even a family if you will.
Other reasons why we fight is because life is sometimes hard for us teens. Some of you may think that we are too young to be depressed or too young to feel sad/anger/love. I'm 19 myself, and believe me when I say there are times when I felt like quiting. By quiting I mean taking my own life, its so frustrating during the teen years since everyone one of us may have experienced love and the loss of a loved one. I heard many adults say that teen love isn't real, it's just puppy love at best. Well to those that think that, wrong! I fell in love with someone, and we broke up. The emotional pain that came from the break up still remains today. I would rather go through intense physical pain than emotional pain. What I felt wasn't "puppy love", it was passion, understanding, security, happiness, sorrow, sadness, anger, pain...it was love. I know what I felt, I know how I feel. By taking away Teen Chat you robbed me of the love I felt by the people in Teen Chat, we are now a seperated family of friends who have no where to turn when we need to get something off our chest, or need to get help with a certain personal issue.
Please bring back Teen Chat
Hey, what is going on I said?
There is no Teen Chat to be read.
Now where is my circle of friends?
Isn't this the haven without ends?
Why take away something so pure?
The reasons to me are unsure.
But from what I do know,
It's respect that we don't show.
We fight, we talk, we laugh, we share,
That's how we show that we care.
Every family has a fight,
Even if it doesn't seem right.
There's no where else I'd rather be,
Then in Teen Chat, with family.
No signature for now, come back later. Oh wait, isn't this one?