"I was thinking I would just nip it in the bud, before it gets worse, ‘cause they were talking about in health class how pregnancy it often can lead to an infant" -Juno
this quote from the popular movie Juno makes me start to think about a lot of things going on in society with my generation. are we (teenagers) being forced to grow up too quickly, even when our ‘elders’ know that teens cannot become adults in such a short amount of time? why has sex been turned into a social activity rather than a important commitment between two people that are in love. why has drugs and alcohol been prioritized as a passage way to adult-hood. why are teens so eager to grow up, but not capable of grasping the reality of real-life and the consequences of their actions. i know that as a teen, i’ve made mistakes not thinking about what would happen because of my actions…but i also know that i am a teen and i’m not supposed to be able to make mature decisions..i’m supposed to screw up even when people tell me what i’m doing wrong. i’m going to do stupid stuff and get in trouble, think i’ll never do it again, and then eventually…do it again. I also know that being a teen will only last so long and that the mistakes that you make won’t always determine the life that you will live, but in some instances it will. So my message to all of my generation is, live your life, be happy, make mistakes, be stupid, but learn from the things you do, and try not to screw up your life too much. being a kid is hard, but don’t make it any more harder than it really needs to be. trust in yourself, and let fate decide.