Teens are too busy to have care-free life

October 2, 2018

Many of the older people in society today like to reminisce about what life was like when they were younger. They say that they miss the care-free life of being a kid in high school.

However, being a high schooler must have been a lot easier when my parents were in school. Or maybe their memories are blurred. It was the 1980s after all.

Anyway, I don’t see how anyone could consider a teenager’s life care-free. There are so many pressures placed on teens today. I’ll use myself as an example.

Adults like to tell me I have it easy simply because grades come easily to me. However, most of them don’t realize that in order to get into a good college, I also need to be involved in an overwhelming amount of extracurricular activities to show that I can excel in different areas and manage my time efficiently.

I also have a part-time job because there’s no point in getting into a good college if I can’t pay tuition.

On top of all of this, I also deal with the stress of having parents who think they know what’s best for me, but in reality know nothing about being a young person today. It’s not their fault, but it’s still understandably upsetting.

The most frustrating part is the fact that I’m moving through what are supposed to be some of the best years of my life as a robot — and there’s nothing I can do about it.

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