“Nobody ever listens to a teenager. Everybody thinks you should be happy just because you’re young. They don’t see the wars that we fight every single day. And one day, my war will end. And I won’t die. And I will not tolerate abuse from anyone. I am strong.” – Freedom Writers

I feel like a lot of teens relate to this. A lot of people don’t really listen to teenagers because they feel like teens should be having the time of their life cause they don’t have a lot of things to worry about. But people don’t understand that there is so much pressure put on us, at school and home. Teens are also so considered young adults but I don’t think some people consider that teens sometime just need someone to listen to their problems, to listen to what they are going through cause some people feel like it’s not a big deal, that it will just pass. They are probably right that it will pass and it isn’t a big deal but to just be able to let it out is nice. People don’t really let teens speak and when they do they see that we do have something to say, that we have gone through things and we are fighting our own battles. We’re teenagers we don’t know the road ahead of us, I don’t think anyone does but us teens are learning how to get through life and learning where do we want to take our life.


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