8 Reasons Why: Sucks To Be A Teenager

Obviously, I’m in a debbie downer mood today, hence my list of negatives. I was thinking earlier about how great it would be to just leave and go for a road trip, and then I realized that’s not a possibility, mainly because of this: I don’t yet have my license. Ever since I had that epiphany, I’ve been in a terrible mood. I honestly feel bad for my family, because they’re the ones who have to deal with my monster-like attitude when I leave my bedroom.

I’m not positive as to why such a small thing threw my normally happy mood out the window, but I’ve decided that it must be because my blood sugar seems to be abnormally low today. I’m not diabetic, but my mom thinks there’s a good chance I’m hypoglycemic because of the way my body tends to shut down if my sugar is low. There are lots of nasty symptoms that I go through when this happens, and as I said, today’s been especially off.

Oops, I’m getting off topic! You’re probably bored to tears. Fear not! I’ll get on to my list of eight reasons why it sucks to be a teenager…

1. Minimum wage is lower for minors than it is for adults. Plus, since I work way less hours than most adults, I’m getting like a trillion times less money than they do. Which sucks. On the plus side, I don’t have to pay any bills yet, so I don’t technically need all that much money, but it would be nice to have a little more to spend on books and clothes. 😉

2. Some concerts are inaccessible to minors. Unless you’ve got a really good fake ID. Since I don’t own a fake ID, it would be impossible to get into those concerts. Such a downer.

3. Can’t buy some things. No, I’m not referring to alcohol or cigarettes, because I don’t need to be buying those anyway. But have you ever seen those infomercials that end with “must be eighteen to purchase.”? You’ve got to be eighteen to buy a pillow pet! How ridiculous is that!?

4. People (adults, specifically) seem to think we’re incapable and incompetent. If it weren’t for the fact that I respect my elders, I’d probably yell at them that I more than likely have a higher IQ and therefore am more than capable of doing whatever I set my mind to.

5. High school. ‘Nuff said.

6. You have to follow your parents’ rules. Like, for example, the rule my parents have that I must be seventeen before taking the driving test. That one absolutely drives me insane, but it’s not like I can do a lot about it. When I’m eighteen, parental consent is no longer needed. I’m sure I’ll still consult with them over most things, because I respect them and their opinions, but it’ll be nice to actually make my own decisions.

7. There’s not a lot of freedom as a teenager. We’ve got curfews, school deadlines, restrictions on licenses and life in general, etc. It would be nice to for once just have the freedom to do what I want to do. (Hint hint, road trip!)

8. Acne. I don’t think I have to explain much for that one.

 

Anywho, I’ve gotta get to sleep. I may or may not add some good things to my list at another time. Hope you’ve enjoyed a little peek into my perspective on life!

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