Teenagers And Stereotypes

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“If you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything”
It’s not as simple as it sounds because I’m talking about making your own decisions.
Teenagers are forced to choose their careers at a very young age. A decision, that will last for the next 50 or maybe more years.
We start school to be educated and our focus is suddenly shifted to our own future. It is a decision that 17-18 year olds have to make, yet we let others influence those decisions. We tend to ask others for their opinions before we make a choice to get some type of assurance, when at the end of the day have to live with the consequences of that choice.
I know that making this choice helps and prepare us for the future, but it makes me realise how much we rely on others thoughts,
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As a teenager I can be blinded by what society says and what others think that I can forget about what my own thoughts and how I feel. I realise more that I cannot ponder in others thoughts because of their expectations of me. Although, we can learn from others thoughts, but we need to remember and reflect about our own feelings. Teenagers would be able to decide on a more open mind when we are not controlled by the thoughts of others.
I learn that these stereotypes do not define me, but it is the character that I show and not the stereotype that society portrays.
Although I’ve already come to the realisation that stereotypes do not define who people are I still have this constant fear and worry that if I do go onto nursing, it may not be what I really want to do.
Yet with this plan of nursing, I wasn’t entirely sure of what I wanted to do because I had a worry that if I did go into nursing I would highly regret it and it would be too late to change. It makes me realise that teenagers do not get enough certainty and comfort/support from others that it is okay to know what not to do. If we were to change our
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