TEENAGE MYTHS

Teenage is that wonderful time when we feel that all the world is ours to conquer and dreams are sky high. Most of the time, this is also when kids are in their most rebellious phase. It’s all new friendships, discovering oneself and always getting offended by what our parents say. Teenagers might be literally named the most volatile of the bunch. In such a period of inner conflicts and self-realization, it is imperative that you don’t fall for the same old teenage myths that have plagued us for a long time.

  • You are NOT what your friends say you are.

It is in our teenage years that we are more open to new friendships, and trying new things. This also makes us very susceptible to the ‘wrong’ kinds of friends. While it is always a good thing to be social and make good friends, do make sure that you don’t lose yourself while finding others.

  • The power of NO.

It is in our teenage years that we find ourselves wanting to break free of the mold and do something wild. Remember that having adventures is fine, but not at the expense of your health and life. If you see your friends doing drugs or other illegal and immoral activities, it is your duty to make your friends understand that it is wrong. more importantly, if someone insists you to do something like this, it is your right to say no.

  • Be comfortable with yourself.

You might see other people doing different stuff and may be tempted to try it yourself.

Realise that you are different and unique. You need not go with the flow and do what everyone else is doing, simply because it is so. If you want to be a photographer and not an engineer it is perfectly okay. Understand yourself and be okay with your flaws and imperfection. It is what makes you, ‘YOU’ and you are absolutely wonderful just the way you are.

  • Find love and not lust.

Let’s admit it, teenagers easily fall in love. But before doing anything rash think over your feelings. Understand if it is, in fact, love or lust. Don’t tie yourself with someone just because you need a girl/boyfriend. At the same time, be open to opportunities for finding love.

More importantly, don’t agree just because your partner wants you to get physical. It is completely okay to have/ not to have sex. It all just depends on whether you are comfortable enough to do something like that.

  • Be career oriented.

In all the personal drama, don’t lose sight of what you want to become 10 years down the lane. Have a goal and work towards it. Honestly, after a few years, it wouldn’t matter if your best friend had a better dress than you for prom or if someone teases you because of your spectacles. All that will matter is being successful.

  • Stay happy.

This is the most important point. Teenage doesn’t mean that you have to be the most popular person in school or that you have to date the hottest guy/girl.

All these things don’t matter. All that matters is that you find happiness and stay happy.

 

Teenage can be a wonderful experience if you don’t lose sight of yourself. Have fun. Read books, listen to music, travel, enjoy your summers, fall in love, get your heart broken. Live. Laugh. Just be you and everything will be perfect.

 

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