Now, I know these aren't really my standard post types. But I felt like writing something with a bit of depth to it. So here we go; My Ode To The Teenager.
What do you think when you look at a teenager? Sulky attitude, a tendency to be incredibly lazy or ridiculously messy hair? I think about power.
Seriously, as a teenager you have access to a ridiculous amount of power. Who do you think influences the music industry? The fashion industry? Art, food, culture in general? We do. The teenager is one of the single most influential figureheads in the world.
We are the do anything, wear anything, be anything generation. And that is something special.
There have been numerous occasions were I have dressed up like a complete idiot and ran rampant around my home town. This isn't greeted with shock, or even indignation! All I get for acting like such a...well, dick. Is a knowing smile, a roll of the eyes, and an occasional fist shake. And you can tell inside these peoples heads only one word can be heard: teenager. Always said as an explanation rather than an insult.
Maybe the reason I'm writing this is sadness, as my years as a teenager draw ever closer to finishing I feel a certain sense of nostalgia. In just over a year I will no longer be able to call myself a teenager. Quite soon I'll have to -shudder- grow up, get a proper job and start thinking about taxes and arthritis and all those things that old people have to deal with.
Of course in 3 years when I am officially a 'twenty something' I will pretend like being a teenager is the last thing I miss. Because thats the great thing about being a teenager...it's only fun when you are one. It's like a secret club that everyone else is jealous of. We are the elite.
So there we go, my little ode to the teenager. We are surly, we are fashionable, we are what everyone else wishes they were. And I'm sure tomorrow I'll be whining about how horrible being a teenager is and how I can't wait to grow up...but thats ok.
'Cuz thats what we do.