Some people think that teens have it easy.  You know, all we do is play, drink soda, watch TV and sleep.  Adults on the other hand, have to pay the bills, take care of their kids, work, and  visit their elder parents at regular intervals.  However, adults don’t have less responsibility than adolescents.  In fact, it is often the other way around.  Parents make us feel guilty because they have to pay the bills and take care of us.  Take this recent conversation at my home: Mom: “How was the squid?” Julian: “It was great Mom, thanks so much, you’re such a fantastic cook.” Dad from four rooms away: “God damn it Alison, how many times have I told you to stop making such expensive food?  Money doesn’t grow on trees.  Julian, I really hope that you feel proud of yourself.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go organize my sixteenth century medieval art books.”  Julian: Runs to his room sobbing and feeling terrible about his expensive habits.  No, I’m just joking.  If you knew my dad, you would know that he doesn’t yell like that.  Ever.  Except for the medieval art books. He actually has a collection and he’s super protective about it.  However, us teenagers really do have it tough.   Adults think that if we’re feeling bad we can just go watch TV or play video games.  It’s not true.  We have to study for our four tests the next day and write an essay in an hour.  We have to fulfill our community service requirements.  We have to awkwardly try to impress members of the opposite sex.  (Actually man, that’s just you.)  In any case, nothing good is even on TV anymore.  Besides Community and Archer, every show is horrid.  Therefore, as my post so adeptly proves, adults have a flawed perception of children.  They all think that we’re lazy and just relax whenever we want.  While that does apply for me, it doesn’t for most kids. Most live a life consumed by stress and worry.  It’s not fun.  For real.  Now if you’ll allow me, I have to go and try to impress a female.  I’m getting better. Sort of.  Actually, not at all.  I will accept suggestions.  (Correction: He will pay for any kind of advice or help that you offer.  He will be your servant.)


About julian822

This blog is informal to say the least. It's almost like an online journal, filled with stories that I find funny, interesting things/links and anything else that comes to my mind. Enjoy.
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