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Hmm. I was thinking about this the other day. Despite many people telling me that I'm 'mature' for my age and didn't act teenaged, and despite the fact that I certainly thought I was unusually mature... I don't think I was. I was just as immature as everybody else, just in a less out-there way. I think whatever's different about me doesn't have anything to do with age at all.
I'm horrible at being a teenager, most of my favorite music is from the '60's and '70's, and most of my favorite movies are older than my parents. (Hasn't anyone seen the Big Sleep? NO!! We're not old!)
I'm quite bad at being a teenager in terms of what teenagers do now-a-days.
All the teenagers I know are getting pregnant from their boyfriends of 2 months and going out partying everynight. I stay at home, study, read, and go to bed at 10pm. And I've never had a bf.
I fit the stereotypical nerd mold pretty well (but not perfectly: I'm not white/Asian and I don't have glasses)
So yeah, write me off as being good at being a teenager
I am bad at being a teenager.
I seldom have arguments with my parents, and I do my homework.
well, most of the time.
when it is really important.
when I get a bad note if I don't.
okay, I rarely do my homework.
not that it is bad for my notes.
What? I haven't posted in this thread yet? Hmm, what to write...
Well, for starters, I care more about chocolate, video games, bears, and my best friend than I do sex.
I've also never drank, and I have no desire to get a car (even though I'd REALLY like to ride in a limo or a beetle some time).
I spent most of my time studying and being a regular Goody-Two-Shoes to worry about partying and never touched alcohol... Nowadays? It's the total opposite (I mean studying, not partying).
edited 3rd Jul '12 10:06:03 PM by sabrina_diamond
Unacknowledged CFS is tough when you're trying to be a typical teen. I failed epically. On the plus-side, I never made my parents overly mad at me and got decent grades, regardless of the bouts of brain-fog I didn't understand at the time. And, the dicky CFS tummy meant trying to do booze binges... just never appealed (although, I did give it a good try at points: I'm going woozy-green just remembering). Being too tired to pull some of the crap my schoolmates were was actually quite a bonus. Although, at the time, I loathed my wallflower status. (I am a natural-born extrovert... just without the energy to do much about it.)
Even though I was often unhappy and confused, I still enjoyed what I could. So, I did OK.
I may well be the worst of this bunch. Haven't been to a single party or event of any sort, have no interests in anything that isn't my story and off-hand anime stuff (and that's recent, all I ever did with my life was study until about 10th grade), haven't had a date, remotely flirtatious experience, friend, or even any kind of actual real-life interaction (apparently it's SHOCKING that I have yet to be hugged or high-fived), am totally unfamiliar with any pop culture from any decade, and yet despite my life revolving around studies and listening and not rebelling at all, I'm pretty hopelessly irresponsible at anything practical in real life, and know way more about how to do calculus than I do about how to do basic things like make money and procure housing and prepare food and pretty much any independent skills at all.
in short I more or less wasted a shitload of time and have pretty much no idea how to not waste shitloads of time. Usefulness for me!
edited 24th Aug '12 10:15:24 PM by GyraSolune
I don't think I'm a great teenager, if I'm honest. I just watch films and go to work/university.
Depends on what movies you watch, I guess.
edited 29th Aug '12 7:38:17 PM by Enzeru
I was a horrible teenager, I didn't give my parents grief, did well in school, mostly stayed home, and never went into hedonism.
"I don't like teen drama! It's so silly! Rumors and stuff are a waste of time."
"Oh, yeah, I know what you mean. Thank the heavens. Let's talk about science instead."
"And then my crush who likes me back and who I agreed not to date started liking someone else! Without telling me!"
"I didn't tell you because you wouldn't understand me! Nobody understands me!"
"... Yeah, sorry about that..."
"And then did you know that blah and blah are having sex?!"
Above: what my friends are like.
I am quite the killjoy.
I don't like being "in love", but I'm working on it, because I need a husband for financial support. How avaricious of me.
I, as someone with near-disciplinarian tactics, do not mesh well with the hard-partying children at school - but I make sure to keep quiet about my secret disdain of these children around me. Eh, I don't really get why "hard-partying" is the norm for teenagers nowadays. I'd rather stay at home and watch trivia game shows.
edited 25th May '13 1:33:10 AM by Unprettier
I'm not a good teenager... I like old music, old shows, and I'm not boy-crazy. I really like video games, and I don't get upset when boys would rather play games than be with me, because honestly, it really doesn't matter at all to me... :I
Good thing I only have a year and a half of being a teen left.
I don't get this whole "being a bad teenager" all I see are different people who are not a stereotype.
Different then stereotypical teens. Yes. Bad teens. Far from it. I say it is a good thing that folks fall outside the stereotype on a regular basis.
Hell I didn't really quite fall fully along the lines of a stereotypical teen.
I'm like a neutral teen maybe?
I never curse unless I'm online and even then I try and restrain myself, I've only had one boyfriend and he's my online friend, much of the music I really enjoy are artists like Queen and Billy Joel (heck, when I was about 5 The Beatles were my favorite band ever), and I've always been a bit more interested in the stuff inside my head than social interactions. I can't handle large crowds, not even online, because it's just too chaotic; I just like being either alone or with a smaller group.
On the other hand, my dad and I fight quite often (if only because we're both insanely stubborn), I stay up way later than I should, I'm incredibly lazy with homework and just about everything else, and I can be just as immature as my friends are when given the chance.
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