Thread: Teenagers

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    I really like watching the first few seasons of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. The high schoolers on this show seem so normal.. like the mid to late 90s. I feel like teenagers were more chill and laidback and nice in the 90s. The whole decade was more chill and laidback and nice. Teenagers were more respectful. I remember my sister who was a teenager in the 90s had a party with a bunch of high school friends and they were just so sweet and acted like respectable teenagers. They were actually good role models I could look up to.

    I hate teenagers these days. They are so whiny, stuck-up, doing the most inappropriate things like sending nude picture messages, wear the sluttiest clothes, are being irritating/annoying on MySpace and Facebook, listen to the crappiest music, are obsessed with Hannah Montana/The Jonas Brothers and are soooo rude/disrespectful. Argh and how could I forget their stupid posing for cameras: Making the peace sign trying to look all "gangster", or else some girl-on-girl action and putting it up on Facebook or Myspace so GUYS will comment.
    Just watch Degrassi, Secret Life of the American Teenager, Gossip Girl... these are exactly what teenagers these days are like.

    I'm sorry to be stereotypical, but I'm a teenager myself so I know what other teenagers are like. And yes, ALL of them are like that. (out of the hundreds I've met)
    I mean you meet one nice girl who seems like she's not like other teenagers, but then you find out she's doing SOMETHING that places her in the "whiny, stuck-up, etc." group.

    Does anyone want to comment? (Please be respectful, we all our have our own opinions and this is mine.)
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    No its been the same for years. the only difference is that teens in the 90's didnt have fancy picture sending cellphones yet...or myspace. they were just as bad...just differently
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    I'll be honest, every generation has it's ups and downs. Personally I think teenagers in the 1990s were more laid back because they didn't have to worry about the credit crisis or the Bush Administration screwing things up. They also spent more time hanging out with their friends and not posting crappy text messages on their cellphones or posting mean, sarcastic comments on Myspace.

    Teenagers have always been a hassle for parents and for others, even during the old days when we thought everything was well and innocent. The ones today are probably a little worse because they are desparate for attention and they want to fit in with everyone else.
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    Saradomin, I agree about the friends hanging out with each other thing.

    Teenagers' philosophy these days is: "Who cares about seeing each other or hanging out when we have FACEBOOK/MYSPACE/texting?"
    What an unfortunate thing.

    What you said about the good economy in the 90s is a bit true. But seriously, I doubt a lot of teenagers care about the economy and I know this first-hand.

    Teenagers have never been perfect, I agree. But in this decade, they are hands-down the worst and that can't be denied.
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    I think that is obvious because every teenager who has an Internet connection can go on Myspace or Facebook and start posting garbage, day in and day out. In the 1990s, we didn't have nearly as many choices on the Internet.
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    That's exactly what I'm talking about. Teenagers these days have too much freedom and parents are not doing enough to discipline them.
    We must start controlling teenagers' access to the Internet.
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    I was a teenager for a while in the 90s and it was pretty laid back, then again, the economy was good.
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    Read this story:

    http://www.dreamindemon.com/2008/02/03/nick-browning-has-one-hell-of-a-tantrum-kills-4/

    Just DISGUSTING. This is SICKENING! EVIL TEENAGER.

    This just reinforces my beliefs about spoiled, bratty, egotistical teenagers these days versus teenagers in the 90s. They think they're so attractive and cool and can do whatever they want to anyone.
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    If you do enough research, you will eventually find that youth crime has been going on for ages. The 80s wasn't all sunshine and lollipops, and the 90s wasn't all daffodils and unicorns. There was plenty of graphic youth violence going on then. Many of us were just too young to notice it at the time.
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    Once again, 90srocked is acting as if the 1990s was completely perfect and dandy. It wasn't. There's always been teenagers who do inappropriate things and commit crimes. Not to mention that there's been teenagers who would dress slutty. The only real difference is the rise of cell phones, myspace, and ipods.
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    Quote by vkimo
    I think the quote from Caps2.0 Sig tells it perfectly; ""The Kids Haven't Changed...You Have!""


    True that! I think it sums up this situation pretty well...
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    I see your point and yes, I agree.
    But the point I am trying to make is there has obviously been a deterioration in the quality of parenting/discipline since the 90s.. leading to nasty, rude, disrespectful teenagers that are far worse than the teenagers in the 90s or 80s.
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    Quote by 90srocked
    I see your point and yes, I agree.
    But the point I am trying to make is there has obviously been a deterioration in the quality of parenting/discipline since the 90s.. leading to nasty, rude, disrespectful teenagers that are far worse than the teenagers in the 90s or 80s.


    Once again, I disagree. There were bad parents back then as well...For a great example of this, check out the 1986 movie "River's Edge". Some of the parents in that movie were as messed up as their kids were.

    On a more realistic tack, I went to quite a few different schools in the 90s, and you could tell that many of my fellow students came from bad homes as well. So, once again, there's always been trouble in this world of our's...You may not always be aware of it, though.
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    Teenagers are no worse nowadays than they are in the previous decade. Every decade has their fare share in bad teenagers, and it's not much different now than it was back then. If you don't believe me, I should tell you of a story that my aunt told me about what her life was like as a teenager. After listening to her story, then go back and tell me how much better it sounded back then.
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    Yeah, I personally don't see that much of a difference with the teens of today and the 90s. In fact, where I life, youth crime was at an all time high in the late 80s and early 90s.
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    Quote by blueluigi
    Teenagers are no worse nowadays than they are in the previous decade. Every decade has their fare share in bad teenagers, and it's not much different now than it was back then. If you don't believe me, I should tell you of a story that my aunt told me about what her life was like as a teenager. After listening to her story, then go back and tell me how much better it sounded back then.


    I think the difference is keyword TECHNOLOGY!!!!! The only problem I have with people my age (17) and younger nowadays is keyword PARENTS!!!! Sure, there were a lot of lazy parents back then hell I was around kids who had them in the 90s, but I think parents are a little too comfortable with kids and want to be soccormom muthafuckas or whatever and blame others for why their child is fucked up. Personally, I never really cared for people around my age (except for a couple friends and a few aquantices). But, like blueluigi said, teenages back then were much worst.
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    I'll add more to this later, but teens were actually more violent in the 90s than they are today. In fact youth crime has been on the decline since 1992. The fact that kids and teens stay in more probably keeps them out of trouble and safer. Trust me in the 90s where I went to school many teens were very disrepectful.

    It's all about perception and where you live.
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    When it all boils down, teen crime rates can be directly attributed to a distinct lack of retro Nickelodeon programming.
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    Quote by ImAllTheRage
    When it all boils down, teen crime rates can be directly attributed to a distinct lack of retro Nickelodeon programming.


    Or a lack of 90s cartoons.
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    It's a statistical fact that there were 46% less teen-related automobile thefts when Bucky O' Hare was on.
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