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LCBS
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0 posted 08-13-2002 10:25 PM       View Profile for LCBS   Email LCBS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LCBS

Lately more and more I have found myself becoming a responsible young adult.  At times this is a very scary idea for me to handle, but I feel that I handle it with grace and style (most of the time!).

However it seems to me that no one else sees this new adult.  The same old stereotypes that have been slapped on teenagers everywhere seem to haunt me religously.  Allow me to tell you about my life, and this is not meant to be a brag, I get straight A's in school, I'm president of our Mayor's Committee on Youth, I work 30 hours a week, I am treasurer of Catholic Youth Ministry, and I am a member of every community service club at my school.  Now why is it, WHY IS IT, that I am nothing but a teenager in the eyes of everyone else?????  There is so much more to me than that...and frankly, I'm about to explode!  


****BANG*****


~Lisa
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1 posted 08-14-2002 12:25 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

A prophet hath no honor in his own country.

Duncan
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2 posted 08-14-2002 02:06 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

I feel the same way and I ain't no teenager...lol.  Ignore or humor them...your choice!
Sunshine
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3 posted 08-14-2002 07:26 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Let's see [aside from laughing at Duncan's comment] I will guess you're 17?  Oh I so want to refrain from what I am going to say, but...

the steps you are taking with all of your activities will be behind you shortly.  As will your Teen years.  You will be thrust [you have no choice, actually] into the adult world, where you will be ultimately responsible for ALL decisions, with no one to blame but the person who looks back at you in the mirror.

Yikes!

Now.  Let's turn it around.  My parents [bless their hearts] treated me like a young adult from the time I could tie my shoelaces.  I virtually had no "teen time".  And this was not their fault.  Even the "how to raise your kid" books way back then were far from perfect, just as each child is an individual.  It seems to me that you have given us your reasons for why you should be treated as an adult [a lot of responsibilities] but you didn't say what was being done that makes you feel as if you are not being treated like an adult [an option you won't have, soon.]

So, what's going on that makes you believe otherwise?  Inquiring minds want to know!
LCBS
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4 posted 08-14-2002 01:20 PM       View Profile for LCBS   Email LCBS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LCBS

Sunshine, I have to go to work now, when I get home I will tell you all about it...


~Lisa
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5 posted 08-15-2002 11:46 PM       View Profile for Dark Enchantress   Email Dark Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dark Enchantress's Home Page   View IP for Dark Enchantress

You know I get those silly stereotypes all the time and I just laugh at them. Sometimes it pisses me off, but it's more fun to just sit back and laugh at stupidity. And really that's all it is.. people being too numb and lazy to think beyond surfaces and images.

Now I don't have all the shimmer you do but I am constantly told of how mature, deep, intelligent, blah, blah, blah I am.. and yet I still get people treating me like I'm 12 and/or have nothing to bring to the table.

The only person you have to prove anything to is yourself. Along the way the right people will respect you and it will be for your voice, not your age.

And the rest?

Screw'em.


"you don't need one of these to let me inside of you" T.A.

[This message has been edited by Dark Enchantress (08-15-2002 11:48 PM).]

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6 posted 08-22-2002 08:00 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

I have a friend who is 2 years younger than me and yet she is way more mature. go figure but I would enjoy your teenage years while you can. They may not be the best time of your life but you sure can't get them back. I miss everybody taking reponisbillity for me.

If your afraid of the dark, then why did you come?

Balladeer
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7 posted 08-22-2002 11:53 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You'll understand better when you grow up..

Now I'm gonna go run and hide!!!!!!
LCBS
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8 posted 08-29-2002 11:53 PM       View Profile for LCBS   Email LCBS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LCBS

nah Deer, too tired to attack you now...


Sorry I forgot about this thread for a while...busy week!


MidnightSon
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9 posted 09-01-2002 04:20 PM       View Profile for MidnightSon   Email MidnightSon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MidnightSon

true enough; enjoy those teen years while they last. if i could put off growing up a little longer, i would.

but i feel ya. people tell me i'm mature and that my thoughts are ahead of my age and that i'm wise beyond my years... and i guess it's true sometimes. but the only people that treat me like a 10 year old are the people that should be seeing me grow up right under their nose.
but i think my parents resent the fact that i can think for myself...they choose to ignore that fact and proceed to think for me.
so i feel ya.
and all i can say is keep on keepin on. cause one day you'll make it somewhere and you can throw it in everyone's face.
even if that seems a little childish.

it's our struggle for identity that leaves us all unknown

 
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