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I have spent the two weeks in the company of my generation but those were teenagers a couple years ago and for the first time, I felt like the teenager who is annoying, and the truth is, we teenagers get pretty annoying most of the time.
I saw all those people, those nice and kind people and I admired them deeply, more because of their personalities and their characters.
They were all set on a path of their own, very different from each other but the end result of all them signified beauty and the sufferer who turns himself into a warrior.
It then hit me that all of them had been through the phase that I am in right now and it was in one of these years that they decided who they wanted to be and they set on their path.
The near end teenage years are important because it is then that you are deciding the path you will follow. In these years, you decide what kind of a man you want to be? How do you want to live? What do you want to do? How do you want to be represented by the social society? Do you want many friends, or are you just fed up from the teenage friendships that you have decided to give up on friends once and for all?
These are all very important questions. They are supposed to be.
A well-known fact is that we make up our society; we also label some taboo topics that we never bring out in the open conversation. It is questions like these, the ones that I mentioned above, that are almost every time faced in face of failure and angry confrontations from parents.
Teenagers today, all of us need to ponder on these questions on our own because we will not be advised or given a syllabus for these questions. They are unseen. It is some sort of test, a surprise test.
Without our knowledge someone, one day, only too soon, will sit up all day and evaluate us and the only knowledge that will be put before we will be the result. The judgmental.
The judgment will happen only when they will decide that we are ready and that it is time.
This happens for the right reasons too for we are to cross over this age and become adults.
To think that it is easy. To fool ourselves in the knowledge that all of this, discovering and choosing our paths and who we want to be and who we really are is a lot more difficult than it seems and more than that it is very serious.
The ignorance of our society to these is, in fact, the reason why we think it is not serious. But we cannot change that.
Instead, we can better prepare ourselves.
It is what represents us; it is who we make ourselves into is how they will recognize us. So, in my opinion, we need to aim to be ourselves and then mold our shapes according to our idea of ourselves.
And we need to do this. We need to be able to decide for ourselves.