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Teenagers with opinions

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aspieprincess99 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why do some adults not tolerate the fact that teenagers deserve to develop their own opinions and critical thinking?
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paramount99 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
You exposed yourself right away with those two divisive words: CRITICAL THINKING...
And your pages show an interest or even a training in a particular way or mindset, with 'leaders' being used as kinda father/mother/family figures. 
Sometimes confused people can be highly critical thinkers - but are leaning way too much on emotion over fact. 
Confusion and emotions are being used more and more these past 4-5-years... Beware! 
Try thinking outside the box - as aside from the bubble... 
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niotabunny Featured By Owner 6 days ago
teenagers do have the right to develop however, it's the unhealthy development that parents should worry about.  there's a logical reason why a 35 year old (or older) should not be with a teen, there are many medical reasons.  and treating to even forcing your kids to grow up faster than usual can result in kids turning to the older crowd because they think/assume they are mature.  when in fact, I've encountered many teens who couldn't handle the real world.  it's not easy for many adults to handle the real world, kids should be allowed to be kids, not forced into adult situations so quickly.

note: each generation there's those that assume they know best, they were there so therefore they know what the deal is when in fact a lot of parents don't.  gen x probably doesn't understand the dangers of smart phones and teens.  teens/kids doing adult things when in fact they aren't adult.  underage sexting is child porn after all...

so, just because the adult been there done that might not be the case.  each generation things are different from the last, the radical difference from boomer to gen alpha alone is grounds for conflict, and parents don't want to be parents anymore, they want to be your friend, share your partner, share your clothes... parents you had your turn/chance, let the kid grow up and learn from their mistakes, appears they didn't so guess the trend continues...


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bleucherry Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because they think of us as a part of themselves rather than an individual who has thoughts and feelings.
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Kawayyuki Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
because people in there nature don't want to listen to or respect other's opinion, when a teen is voicing themselves they shut them down because they have an excuse to do so.
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AnastasiaMorning Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You can always have an opinion, even if you're not allowed to voice it or act it out. No one can forbid you to think or control what you thinking.
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Mistgod Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most teenagers don't know how to think critically.  I know how, but choose not to much of the time.  :D (Big Grin) 
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SameOldSkorpan Featured By Owner 6 days ago
"I know how, but choose not to much of the time"
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I call that enjoying life lol

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Mistgod Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. :D
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tim-in-a-box Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I dum nu some people just have too much beef with teenagers, but you gotta be a teen before you can be an adult
Like toddlers when they're learning to walk, you won't just say /o wow this toddler can't even walk right, he should just not walk until he's 18 and will just magically *poof* into a mature adult/
All the stupid shit you do as a teen is just a part of growing up and learning and trying to become an adult, and you should do all that and have adults take your opinions into considertation and talk to you about where you do or don't have a point
I just find it counterproductive the way some people act just like /oh well kids/teens are stupid, we should just stuff them in a box and not let them out until they're 18 or 25 or whatever age those people think you just magically *poof* into a mature adult/ . Guess what, then you'll just have a stupid 25years old 🤨
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moni158 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because we were teenagers once. Nothing wrong with kids having opinions but they are usually very surface level and undeveloped. That stuff takes time.
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Wonderful-Unknown Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The human brain isn't fully developed until one is 25 or 30.

Sadly, there are immature adults out there...
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evilwraith666 Featured By Owner 4 hours ago
Yeah but then the brain stagnates, and some don’t have much to stagnate from in the first place
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ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because the adults can no longer mold them into the person they could not be.
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art-dude Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They arent finished humans yet...
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SameOldSkorpan Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Then you know the saying:
"FINISH HIM!!" Lol 
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Citrus-Chickadee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Because a good percentage of teenagers have JUST the "opinions" part and not the "critical thinking" part? :B
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evilwraith666 Featured By Owner Edited 4 hours ago
I think most of those on the politics forum are adults, same with the capitol rioters
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Citrus-Chickadee Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what the Politics forum has to do with this thread specifically, but the fact that some adults are stupid doesn't magically mean every teenager ever is suddenly capable of high-level rational thought that overrides their lower life experience by default of having lived for a shorter amount of time and snap emotional judgements due to hormone swings and other such factors. :B
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evilwraith666 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Yes- but they have the ability to learn faster than say a senior, and are often less bigoted.
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Citrus-Chickadee Featured By Owner 19 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Are we specifically comparing teens to seniors or just adults in general? Because while it's true that the older someone is, the more likely they are to have conservative beliefs, OP isn't phrased that way, nor do they say what, exactly, these "teens with opinions" have opinions about.
If we're talking general life stuff and common sense kinds of judgements, then I'd give it to adults 95% of the time, but if we're talking "hey, maybe don't me a dick for no reason," then I'd give it to teens over seniors specifically 95% of the time.
Honestly, this whole point is incredibly nitpicky, and I have to wonder whether or not it was actually brought up for a good faith discussion or so you could just say "Ha! I was right about this one hyper-specific detail, therefore I was right about everything!"
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Xr4p1d Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
good one
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ADGood Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist
Adults remember how dumb they were when they were teenagers, and it biases them against those who are currently teenagers. 
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Fascinator01 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those who pay the bills are those who makes the decisions.
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Xr4p1d Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
good one
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Mau506SK Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because boomers are too overprotective and think everything that doesn't fit with their way of life is evil.
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Xr4p1d Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
good one
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MoeAngxish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  New Deviant
Because if you were smarter than them, how would they remain smarter than you in their own heads?
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shirokabocha56 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021
As a former opinionated teenager, I can say one thing with absolute sincerity - I didn't know shit. I thought that I had it all figured out and that every adult was obviously wrong but guess what - I didn't know shit. Of course, teens should ask questions and, when they don't like the answers, they should keep on questioning the status quo. But teens should remember that an adult with more life experience has a perspective that they don't have yet. Time is a great teacher - unfortunately, you have to put in the years and make a lot of mistakes before you can truly say "I know some shit".
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021
👍 I couldn't have said this any better!
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EmperorSeverne Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Because teenagers' opinions are very often fueled strictly by emotion and based on little to no research or real life experience whatsoever.

There is also this annoying habit of people (both children and adults) putting personal pride above everything else, so great chances are you would be ignored anyway.
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Raskolnikow110 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021   Artisan Crafter
So, basically you mean Trump voters and voters of european far-right populists are all teenagers?Giggle 
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EmperorSeverne Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Not everyone grows out of their teenage phase, yes. :bucktooth:
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Raskolnikow110 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021   Artisan Crafter
Yes, indeed. For which this forum is best proof...as far as I observe, the most childish behaviour is usually shown by older ones here.
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EmperorSeverne Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the best evidence by far would be our president and his party of supporters.
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SpaniardWithKnives Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Teens have their right to an opinion, but they have to be taught that due to their age and hormones being little cunts, their concept of what is important and what it is not, tends to vary.

I was a pretty mature teen who minded her own business and did not blindly follow the trends and masses and still, my parents had to tell me to shut up, not in the "shut up, you know nothing", but in the " Life does not work how you think it does...".

Yes, teens have their right to their opinions and ideas but they are developing people after all in need of properly guidance
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SameOldSkorpan Featured By Owner 6 days ago
THIS. SAME.
I've done my shit, but was mostly harmless. Didn't bring bad surprises or big damage in money or consequences.
But they've told me "be careful....it's never what it seems".
And I"m grateful for the wise words of my parents. I grew up forgetting them, then the shit happened, and I was forced to remember what my dad told me...forced by life to listen to what I denied on my own.

When I remembered his care, and talks , and advice...My life changed, and things inside my head changed. I guess that's the feeling of "ok I understood adult world better....now I get it...what he always meant but couldn't tell me out-right".


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KaizenKitty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Professional Writer
a mature response :thumbsup:
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:iconraskolnikow110:
Raskolnikow110 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021   Artisan Crafter
Can have many reasons.

One thing, that makes teenagers less credible for many adults, is that the average (more or less healthy/normal developed) teenager tends to change his opinion in the same rythm like their underwear. 
Which is completely ok (after all it is in first instance the age of discovery), but very exhausting for (especially very conservative, stubborn, in their opinions very/too much firmed) adults.

Many adults with lower-mediocre skill set often can´t stand, when younger do better than them self (false pride).

etc.
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KaizenKitty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Professional Writer
popularity has often little to do with actual skill.
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Raskolnikow110 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021   Artisan Crafter
What has that to do with the topic?
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KaizenKitty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Professional Writer
i was responding to your comment
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Phil-N-DeBlanc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Professional Artist
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.

But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

  ~ Mark Twain
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aspieprincess99 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What does it means?
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Phil-N-DeBlanc Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Artist
The quote is a testament to the perceived knowledge of a teenager whose opinions are as of yet undeveloped, yet teenagers think that if an idea originated in their head that idea must be the wisdom of the ages, and their opinions on any subjects are final.

The writer, at 14, was so self-assured about his own knowledge that when his father contradicted what he thought (which was often, because he was 14 and didn't know much), he thought his father must be an idiot.

As the kid matured and reached the age of semi-reason he perceived his father in a different light, Suddenly after gaining experience with the world he sees that his opinions are starting to agree with his father's opinions. But, rather than say that  he himself has matured and learned, he instead says that his father learned a lot in seven years.

So, you see, even at 21, he's not quite there yet. The overblown ego of his teen years has not fully dissipated.  The final comment shows he still has a way to go to full maturity and will arrive at that point when he looks back and admits it was he who was stupid,,, not his father !!!
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TheFandomDoe Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021
Because some adults tend to be stuck in their ways and won’t listen to those younger than them.

Because adults view them as uneducated kids who haven’t had a taste of the real world.

These are the two main reasons I see a lot.
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LizzyChrome Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
I suspect it's because when the kid enters their teenage years, that's often when the parents enter their menopause/manopause, and thus become less tolerant of *everything.*
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KaizenKitty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Professional Writer
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JinxRemoval Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
When you're an adult you'll realize you were dumb as fuck when you were a teenager :smoking:
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AlexanderdeSade Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well yeah, but teens still deserve to be listened to imo 
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JinxRemoval Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure
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