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Captainbrass captainbrass from United Kingdom
captainbrass
Mar 17th 2011 at 11:54:30 AM

I was another of the ones who was just too sensible too young. Looking back on it, you realise if you don't do it as a teenager you're pretty much deprived of any further chances to do dumb things until you retire, by which time it's probably too late.

"Well, it's a lifestyle."
CentralAvenue Her Royal Highness from my imagination
Her Royal Highness
Mar 17th 2011 at 12:05:01 PM

Sometimes it feels like I acted like an adult as a child, and I act like a child as an adult.

This bothers me sometimes.

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 17th 2011 at 12:07:06 PM

Just check your sig!

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Mar 17th 2011 at 12:08:46 PM

Captainbrass: Nah. If you miss out on doing dumb stuff as a kid, there's always college. (In many cases, the dumb stuff done in college is much worse than the stuff done as a teenager.)

HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Mar 17th 2011 at 12:16:22 PM

If I get arrested now it's a matter of public record. It's a shame too, my pal knows all the cool places to trespass.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Mar 17th 2011 at 12:23:34 PM

On the responsibility thing Momus, I was the exact same way. But then, that gave me a big headstart as an adult.

Doodles
Myrmidon The Ant King from In Antartica
The Ant King
Mar 17th 2011 at 12:25:49 PM

You have my sympathy.

Kill all math nerds
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 17th 2011 at 12:35:19 PM

You're supposed to be bad at being a teenager. People who are good at it all turn out so...samey.

I was terrible at being a teenager. I am now awesome, though.

edited 17th Mar '11 12:36:49 PM by InverurieJones

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
SPACETRAVEL from ☉
Mar 17th 2011 at 2:14:19 PM

I was an exceedingly dumb teenager, and do not see the advantage. The stupidity is quite difficult to get out of. Years of bad habits to overcome. I admire those who learn responsibility early on.

whoever wrote this shit needs to step on a rake in a comedic fashion
LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:33:04 PM

In some ways I think my (reasonably) responsible behaviour as a teenager was, weirdly enough, a sort of rebellion. It's just that I decided to rebel against my fellow teens rather than my parents.

Oh, so you're all going to go get drunk and do illegal things? Well, I'm going to sit at home and read my library book. So there.

edited 17th Mar '11 5:34:56 PM by LoniJay

Be not afraid...
pathfinder Swords are for wimps from Bearbrass
Swords are for wimps
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:39:28 PM

my prefrontal cortex is screwy. i never had the whole "insane teenager risk evaluation" thing, so i never did the whole be evil to my parents and do stupid stuff

either that, or it decided to wait until my twenties. that would be funny

The terrible downside to multiple identities: multiple tax returns
MrAHR Ahr river from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:48:36 PM

I was unaware that tastes in music is indicative of one's maturity and personality.

Read my stories!
SpainSun Laugh it off, everybody from Somewhere Beyond Here
Laugh it off, everybody
Mar 17th 2011 at 5:49:38 PM

I don't consider myself particularly rebellious.

I don't get along with my parents much, but that's just value clash, which I think is pretty normal.

I spread my wings and I learn how to fly....
Aondeug Oh My from Our Dreams
Oh My
Mar 17th 2011 at 6:06:31 PM

I would have drank earlier if I was allowed to. I do wish my family was a bit "Booze is just that thing the whole family has on celebrations! Even the kids!" I suppose. Mostly because I have found that I really like this alcohol thing and sort of wish I had understood the awesome of it earlier. Taste, smell, bizarre burning sensation, tipsyness...oooh.

I was rebellious though I suppose. I often refused to listen and answered my mother with comebacks for damn near everything she said. Even hello.

edited 17th Mar '11 6:07:18 PM by Aondeug

If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Mar 17th 2011 at 9:31:33 PM

I did that to, Aon. All. The. Time. I somehow got to be liked by it when friends visited.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 18th 2011 at 1:33:29 AM

Heh, Loni Jay: that's pretty much what I did. It isn't exactly rebellious if everyone is doing it, is it?

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
BalloonFleet MASTER-DEBATER from Chicago, IL, USA
MASTER-DEBATER
Mar 21st 2011 at 9:59:21 PM

[up] based off that revolutions aren't rebellious because everyone does it :p

WHASSUP....... ....with lolis!
Jackerel SURPRISE from ur sentry
SURPRISE
Mar 24th 2011 at 7:56:23 PM

I was literally the only person in high school(s) that listened to jazz on a regular basis. >_>

Granted, Miles Davis and the big-name stuff.

Was Jack Mackerel. | i rite gud
Mar 24th 2011 at 8:00:08 PM

Me Too!. Although I istened to Montgomery and Christian because lolguitarplayer.

It's not exactly naive. And it can happen. But it's tough. And definetly worthwhile.
Jackerel SURPRISE from ur sentry
SURPRISE
Mar 24th 2011 at 8:01:26 PM

Helps my mum more-or-less brainwashed me by playing jazz a ton when I was a baby.

God, I love that we have a local 24/7 jazz radio.

Was Jack Mackerel. | i rite gud
drunkscriblerian Street Writing Man from Castle Geekhaven Relationship Status: In season
Street Writing Man
Mar 24th 2011 at 8:03:11 PM

I was rebellious by accident as a teenager...as in, I discovered partying and was all "hey, booze and girls and drugs are fun!" And then people told me I was being rebellious, to which I responded "huh?"

Sometimes, people (even teenagers) enjoy hedonism for its own sake.

If I were to write some of the strange things that come under my eyes they would not be believed. ~Cora M. Strayer~
Jackerel SURPRISE from ur sentry
SURPRISE
Mar 24th 2011 at 8:09:57 PM

Yeah, I know a few party animals who weren't very "rebellious" or edgy or shit. They're more respectful of their parents than I ever was.

Was Jack Mackerel. | i rite gud
inane242 Anwalt der Verdammten from A B-Movie Bildungsroman
Anwalt der Verdammten
Mar 30th 2011 at 7:46:52 PM

All of my favorite films were released before 1970, a good number before 1950. A good number of my fave music is from the 80's. I'm fiscally conservative.

All in all, not exactly a rebel.

The 5 geek social fallacies. Know them well.
Apr 1st 2011 at 9:24:37 PM

When I was a teen I was already nostalgic for the 90's, and only upgraded to new technology kicking and screaming (I still have my VCR and my old video game systems, and use them about as often as I use my DVD player and new video game systems). I still never bought an ipod or anything like that, I still have CD's and audio cassettes. And most other teens were too immature for me to hang out with. I'm in my mid-20's now, at least when I do get old I can assure people that I was always this way.

sabrina_diamond iSanity! from Australia Relationship Status: LET'S HAVE A ZILLION BABIES
Apr 19th 2011 at 11:28:55 PM

I'm bad at being a teenager too, growing up in The '90s made it hard to relate to other peeps my age and I was really bad in the prom, so I gave up that in high school xD I tried to be rebellious, but failed epically, so I'm making up for that in my adult years (I'm Older Than They Look and I don't get hung over like most gals my age)

edited 19th Apr '11 11:33:11 PM by sabrina_diamond

In an anime, I'll be the Tsundere Dark Magical Girl who likes purple MY own profile is actually HERE!

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