Teenage stage I do agree is the hardest part of growing up. The life of a teenager is not a play ground; it isn’t like a juggler or a merry-go-round. Teenage stage starts for thirteen till nineteen and within this period choices are made consigning life and lifestyle. In teen-age changes do not occur only physically but mentally….. Scientifically proven that the brain under goes a lot of re-wiring and whatever is taken in at that stage of life is processed easily. I refer to this stage as a very fragile stage; this is the point in time where so many people made and make mistakes, the friends you keep would help build you or help demolish you, the actions you take would determine the outcome of your future; if it is worth it or disappointing.
FRIENDS AND COMPANY
There’s a saying that goes like this “friendship is not by force it is by choice” there’s also another that goes like this “show me your friend and I would tell you who you are” , the company we keep determines what accompanies us, friendship is the greatest ship but a bad friendship is worse than the titanic. You can have drug addicts as friend and not expect to get involved in drug, you can have thieves, robbers, burglars and expect to turn out responsibly, sooner or later you would join them if you don’t relinquish them from your life… “bad company corrupts good manners” . It doesn’t matter if you come from a Christian home or a religious home, your life is yours and yours alone, your parents can’t live it, your siblings can’t live it. What you do outside is your choice.
A real and good friend is not that one that chooses to fall with you when you are falling; but he/she that holds you and draws you up from falling, a real friend wouldn’t see you cry and cry with you; he/she would help you get better.
Challenges in this stage of life are at the fullest. In this stage the attraction of opposite sex is highly common; development into adulthood is at its beginning. Being at this stage if you’re a boy there is a tendency to have a girlfriend and if you are a girl there is a tendency to have a boyfriend… but I strong advise that there shouldn’t be any response to this feeling, it is absolutely normal to get attracted but I suggest you try to repeal. Having a relationship in teen age does create a lot of mayhem:
- LEARNING: It makes the IQ drop, you’ll always be thinking of him or her, it distracts you from your education, it makes you loose focus and balance.
- ENEMITY: This is hugely because of break-ups, you don’t want to see him or her anymore and most times you end up putting them in your black book.
Teen relationship is something I would advise teenagers should not go into……..
EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON TEENS (THE INTERNET)
Everything that has an advantage has a disadvantage. Coming to the 21st century where our cars are keyless, our cooking no longer require flames, our phones are wireless its like virtual everything contains a touch of modern technology.
The internet is a very powerful tool if use both ways bad or good, it has virtual everything you need and is easily accessible from any part of the world. What we do with it and how we use it is very important. Today in the modern world where internet is accessible to anybody it has become a very dangerous material, the sites are getting corrupt. Due to free access it has began to destroy the life of teens; Pornographic view: 420 million web pages are dedicated to porn, not to speak of the snap chats with the nudes of over 140 characters. Free access to these views has made a lot o teens sex addicts at a very young age, they’ve lost their value to life, they’re school drop-out. Social media effect: Do you know an average person spend 4years of his/her life looking down on his/her phone. But I’d say that you to be then, since twitter, Skype, whatsapp, instagram came into existence, these social media platforms have stolen the time of lots of teens. Teenagers are so interested in the numbers of followers they have, what’s trending on social media, who’s dating who and who broke up with who, when instagram came selfy pictures came that it has gotten to an extent we have selfy sticks. I have heard about a lot of teenagers who were knocked down on the road because they were faced down to their phones……..