Teen Angst Research Paper

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What is the hardest part of a teenager's life? I suppose the answer would depend on perspective. From the perspective of the of the hardened, callous, and cynical adult nine to fiver, it would likely be asserted that there isn't one. What do we teenagers have to worry about other than our education? Do we pay taxes? Do we support a family? Do we have to tolerate our boss's daily coffee-deprived reprimands? Fortunately, at least in my case, the answer is no. Obviously, in many ways the description just made was a hyperbolic, Baby Boomer cliche, but I believe it does have some truth to it. My life is not as hard as it could be, or eventually will be. For me, I think the hardest part of being a teenager is accepting that it is, in fact, not challenging to be a teenager.…show more content…
That is no trivial task. Not only must we deal with our developing ability for self-identification and awareness, but we have to do it juiced up on every hormone our bodies are capable of creating, twisted into one gigantic angst cocktail. Teen angst is an unoriginal and sometimes laughable concept, yet as much as I'd like to dismiss it as such, the shoe ironically fits quite snugly. With this in mind, I believe having a perspective on life and privileges is something that is one of the utmost important skills to have as a teenager, because it solves most, if not all, of my problems. There are many teenagers out there living extremely stressful and testing lives, sometimes to an almost unfathomable extent. Understandably, supporting your family financially or dealing with serious dangers in everyday life is harrowing to anybody, especially for an adolescent. Knowing this, I have come to be much more appreciative of the stability and opportunities present in my
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