- Politics and Social Issues
The Teenage Stereotype
Today's American Teenager
I was recently accepted into one of the most prestigious high schools in Philadelphia. I didn't really put forth that much effort, but I managed to get in along with 650 other students. 11,000 applied. Only 650 survived. Why only 650, because we were unique. We weren't typical people. We all had ridiculous stories. We had all sorts of crazy things about us. But we are not all that different from the eyes of society. We're all teenagers.
Starting high school was like getting into a nightclub. Once, the bouncer finally lets you in, you feel special. You start to feel like the people in American Pie, or Superbad. Everyone gets that feeling. You start meeting people in this nightclub with your drink at hand, listening to their stories, and learning. But in reality, we pretty much do the same thing. We socialize. We start hanging out after school. We start going on dates. We get phones. We get numbers. We get Instagram, Snapchat, Kik, Vine, Facebook, Twitter, and etc. We start to know everyone personally.
We start to make friends, as well as enemies. We start making commitments, as well as stabbing backs. Mutual stupidity starts to spread like wildfire. Pointless rebellion soon becomes perfunctory. All of these things played out in perfect unison. After witnessing these things, I didn't feel special. I had cerebrally labeled all of these people as just idiots. Rebels without a cause. I felt as though I were in the wrong place. So, I grew distant from these people. I left this hypothetical nightclub and began to look for answers.
I started to look for reasons as to why people saw this teenage stereotype as normal. But I needed motive, I didn't try to start some revolution over this stereotype and expect it to change forever, but I managed to muster up a suitable, respectable way of life that isn't the ridiculous, uncontrollable lifestyle that typical teenagers live. I will talk about this way of this life of mine later. But if you do live this kind of life, i'm here to help you escape it.
And I speak to those who are in pursuit in losing their virginity. to those who want drink or smoke, to those want to do drugs, to those who just want to break the law, and even to those who have done all of these things.
For now I'll display several infographics based on the majority of teenagers today. Keep in mind not all teenagers fall under the stereotype, but If you do..,