Sup big dogs! I’m going to be taking you inside the mind of a teenager- our daily struggles, define vocabulary, clicks, stressers, and relationships. Honestly, not all teenagers think the same. So make sure your horses are in the back, because I’m taking you on a blast to the past.
So our first stop on this adventure today is daily struggles. So can I just say, first off, it’s stressful having to wake up and go to high school. My first though in the morning is, “What time is it? Am I late?” When we get to school, we have to walk around in our crowded hallways dodging people we don’t want to see, but at the same time going to see our friends for a mental break and then rushing to get to class on time. Then we leave school and worry about going home and doing homework (which rarely gets done) and having to do chores. Not to mention, we are always broke because we are spending our money on food since we are constantly hungry. We want to go hang out with our friends instead of sitting at home. But we also don’t have money for gas to go do anything.
Second stop is a key to all our sayings. We get almost all of our sayings from vines or other people we hang out with. We greet our friends with multiple different sayings; it honestly just depends on how we are feeling at the moment. Some sayings I can explain are:
(ikyl)I know you lying: it is used when you don’t believe something or you’re just shocked.
(iykyk)If you know you know: it means that if you know something, then good, but if you don’t, it needs to stay that way.
(saftb)Saturdays are for the boys: it means that Saturdays are completely taken up, because it is a guy day.
No cap: it means that you’re not lying and you are saying nothing but the truth.
Now on to the clicks.
There is a yee yee and a yee haw. Yee yees fish and yee haws rodio. Most yee haws can yee yee, but not all yee yees can yee haw. But whatever you do don’t mess with their trucks. There are athletic ones. They run around playing their sport and then think about quitting but never do. Band kids are either one of two things: weird or really weird. They sit around talking about socks, flex tape, and needing more funds. Oh, I can’t forget about the ones who just vibe. They come to school with ear buds and just let life happen, not giving a care in the world. Also the really smart ones who come to school so worried about their grades, and then all they do is study and do extra work to make sure their grades don’t slip.
There are a lot of things to be stressed about in high school. One thing is grades, which are a big reason why teenagers don’t sleep. It is currently 11:01 p.m., and I’m stressing over turning in missing assignments. Secondly, practices or meetings cause stress, because you have to take time after school hours to stay at school longer. Next, let’s talk about clothes. If you wear something that doesn’t fit you properly or that isn’t in style, you might as well not even come to school. Or if your face is breaking out, this is stressful, because apparently people always want to point out our flaws to make themselves feel better. One can’t forget about our jobs, where we have to go to work after long days at school for money that’s not even going to be in our bank accounts in three days.
Every teen deals with stress differently. Some listen to music, some eat, and some might just go to sleep. You can’t forget about the people who exercise when stressed.
Last stop… relationships.
There are multiple different types are relationships. We can start with family. Most kids at school go through family problems, and it effects who they are and why they act the way they do.
Relationship number two. Best-friends: I have a few. I would rather have a few closer ones I can trust than a lot of people who just spread stuff. Next up is the just friends. These are the people who you are ok with, that you see inside school but don’t really talk to outside of school. Then there are the dating/talking relationships. Honestly, sometimes these come with the most pain. But everyone is constantly acting the way that they do because of the relationships around them.
I would like to conclude with the idea that how teenagers think is completely different from how our parents thought when they were younger. When our generation is older, we are going to not understand the youngsters either. The teenage mind-set will always be around, so I hope that one day, another kid somewhere around the world writes an article about what runs through their mind.
By: Zoe Mornan