Before the age of 16 most of us can’t wait to grow up and do ALL the adult things… but what we don’t take into account is the time right before this ‘adult’ hell begins: College and University. During this time, I personally, am juggling A Levels, a part time job and attempting to get any sort of work experience to be ahead of the cunts who want to steal my job.
This expectation that teenagers will work any spare second they have is nothing short of bullshit. Teenagers are naturally lazy, tired and just not bothered; we think about getting laid more than we think about what was set for that one lesson… what was it called again? So why do I spend my weekdays at college, just to drag my tired ass into work on the weekend? If only I knew the answer. Let’s just say logging into my bank account on the last working day of the month is a really pleasant feeling.
Along with that, family and friends are not in any kind of way helpful in all of the mess. The constant nagging to socialise is mind numbingly annoying. The idea of socialising is alien to me, I tend to avoid people, if I don’t bad thing tend to happen (trust me, I’ve learnt from experience).
And so with all of these pressures coming from all sides what can we do? I would love to know the answer to this because as most teenagers right now I am breaking under the pressure of it all. Hard times ahead but it will only get easier, after some time anyway.