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People are still telling me to enjoy childhood, and I'm already seeing why. I'm only 14, but I feel like kids my age are trying to grow up way too fast, and it feels weird. I kind of miss elementary school where there was no real drama (at school, at least). But now, like, half the kids my age are talking about how much they want to have sex, and I'm just like, "You do realize you're a minor, right?" And also, a lot of girls my age claim that they have "enemies" and they hate other girls with a passion; I honestly don't see the point of it. And it's over stupid stuff like being jealous of each other when, really, they have just as many good qualities as the other person. So, with that being said, I want to hear everyone else's thoughts on this!
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P.S. Sorry for ranting...
Posted 1/29/15 , edited 1/29/15
Sex is overrated. Though you're a tweenager. Of course they want to grow up, because even the smartest tweenagers are idiots. No offense, but I was raised around academics, and they were still as immature/grown up as one could imagine. Puberty does that. It's around your age when people begin experimenting. With themselves. Or others.
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I have a ton of respect for you for not wanting to grow up too fast. Yeah it's sad that kids want to grow up too fast, but if they want to experience the difficulties of adult life then well let them. They will soon realize that it's not what they think. I'm still new to the adult world and I already miss my childhood.
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Sorry to tell you, but all of that petty, jealous garbage continues for a lifetime for most of the people you have to deal with. The answer for you now is the same it will be for the rest of your life.

Know yourself and always be true to your values and who you are as a person. Above all, don't waste your time or effort worrying about what anyone else does or doesn't do.

i.e. If someone else is curious about sex, don't judge them because of it. They may just have a stronger natural drive, or some other reason to pursue that. If that isn't for you, don't worry about it or force it. It is absolutely fine.
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There are good and bad things about growing up. I'm glad that you at least decided for your self what you want. People change and at their own rate. We should also grow at our own rate. Most grow up with pressure from others to move forward but as long as you don't completely stop moving, things are pretty good at your own pace.
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This is where reading Oregairu has helped me to sound like I know what I'm talking about when I'm really no better myself.

But you know, wanting/trying to grow up too fast is just another part of youth, so [while I still see this as a problem], I just accept it as another part of life.
...Actually, I can't really accept it as I am now, but I want to force myself to- even if it's just pretending. That's just me wishing to become more mature myself...right?
They say "ignorance is bliss", so until a person fully matures and can accept this fact naturally, there's nothing wrong with letting him/her continue living that way.
Posted 1/29/15
Growing up sucks. Mainly because you have to support yourself : P
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PapaNeko wrote:

Sorry to tell you, but all of that petty, jealous garbage continues for a lifetime for most of the people you have to deal with. The answer for you now is the same it will be for the rest of your life.

Know yourself and always be true to your values and who you are as a person. Above all, don't waste your time or effort worrying about what anyone else does or doesn't do.

i.e. If someone else is curious about sex, don't judge them because of it. They may just have a stronger natural drive, or some other reason to pursue that. If that isn't for you, don't worry about it or force it. It is absolutely fine.


That's because almost anyone over 25 wishes they were still a teenager... And acts accordingly...*sigh*
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Akumanomi wrote:

I kind of miss elementary school where there was no real drama (at school, at least).


You are not alone (T.T)
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Enjoy it cause shit will never be the same. It gets better in some places, but nothing will compare to the melancholy you'll feel when you remember your childhood.
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Give it awhile. Eventually they'll be begging to go back to childhood.

It's good that you see the error in that thought process though. Grow up at your pace and don't let anyone force things on you before you're ready.

And get ready to deal with a LOT of annoying people like that. XD Soon you'll see your classmates going after sex, relationships, etc. And all of it will be meaningless and/or fall apart very quickly. Then they'll chase it again. A lot of them will prioritize petty things and get themselves into unnecessary situations. Or at least that was what I watched many of my classmates do when I was your age.

But that's growing up for some people, trial and error. Some will learn the lessons only by putting themselves through those things, others simply observe and learn. It's common to look back and realize how silly everything was. But then you know you've grown.
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serifsansserif wrote:

That's because almost anyone over 25 wishes they were still a teenager... And acts accordingly...*sigh*


Man, I certainly would never want to be a teenager again.
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80 years ago people were married at age of 16 lel
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I feel that everyone in your age is yearning to experience "love" or forms of love. Although i don't thinks its good, its natural. People get curious and there's nothing wrong with that. Its until you start to lose yourself that it becomes a problem. So don't worry about your pace compared to others, just be yourself. Take this time to try and find a hobby or interest that you really enjoy. Like maybe art, sport, music, dancing, etc. Enjoy the time you have now, this is the starting line of the person you'll be in the future. So go explore a little.You have years ahead of you, so don't worry about the small stuff. Like jealous and "enemies". Be nice and courteous to everyone you meet, because you never know which people can make a difference in your life down the road. Growing up sucks for some, and for others its awesome. Just depends on how you live your life.

So be yourself, and find out what makes you happy.
For me its my friends(since high school), my family, anime/manga, comics, games, and anything that I can have fun in or with.
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Posted 1/29/15 , edited 1/29/15

PapaNeko wrote:

Sorry to tell you, but all of that petty, jealous garbage continues for a lifetime for most of the people you have to deal with. The answer for you now is the same it will be for the rest of your life.

Know yourself and always be true to your values and who you are as a person. Above all, don't waste your time or effort worrying about what anyone else does or doesn't do.

i.e. If someone else is curious about sex, don't judge them because of it. They may just have a stronger natural drive, or some other reason to pursue that. If that isn't for you, don't worry about it or force it. It is absolutely fine.




woah, thread over
PapaNeko winner

(What I would have said, less eloquently)
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