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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.
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.
Just check your sig!
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.)
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.
On the responsibility thing Momus, I was the exact same way. But then, that gave me a big headstart as an adult.
You have my sympathy.
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
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.
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
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
I was unaware that tastes in music is indicative of one's maturity and personality.
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 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
I did that to, Aon. All. The. Time. I somehow got to be liked by it when friends visited.
Heh, Loni Jay: that's pretty much what I did. It isn't exactly rebellious if everyone is doing it, is it?
based off that revolutions aren't rebellious because everyone does it :p
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.
Me Too!. Although I istened to Montgomery and Christian because lolguitarplayer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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