In most cultures there is a clear distinction between childhood and adulthood which involves some sort of even or ceremony to celebrate that specific age. “In Britain there are children and adults but apart from cultures, it is not clear at what age one becomes the other […] the word teenage was not coined until 1921 and teenager only came into regular use in Britain after 1945. […] A common held view is that the teenager was an invention of the 1950s and of rock ‘n roll music in particular. However, while this kind of music had a major impact on teenagers, it is clear that youth culture existed before the rock ‘n roll era.”
– Adapted from: Mass Media, Popular Culture and Social Change in Britain since 1945.
I believe that the word ‘teenager’ is overused. It’s used to describe the youngsters between 13 and 19 years old but it’s also used to describe stupid characters. For example ‘forgive his/her … (attitude) … he/she is a teenager.’
No. This is wrong. There shouldn’t be any excuse for anything they do. I still have a couple of months for this ‘teen’ thing but I never use it as an excuse. I think if we have the right to be treated as young adults, we also have the responsibility of controlling our attitude and whatever.
Does anyone think something else?