Telling Teenagers They Are Teenagers

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    Torah613Torah
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    Why do teenagers get so annoyed when they are told that they’re acting like a teenager? I don’t get annoyed when I’m told that I act like an adult!

    edit: not a serious thread.

    #946805

    Because teenagers think they’re on top of the world and that they know better than everyone else. Thus telling them they’re teenagers is telling them that they’re just young buffoons.

    #946806

    ezer15
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    rabbi perfect-when your a teen in this gen you can talk as of now i recommend u keep shut

    #946807

    writersoul
    Member

    Because being told that you’re a teenager is usually in response to exasperating behavior, which means that it turns into an insult, while being told you’re an adult is considered a compliment.

    Maybe the term for what a person de facto is should not be used as an insult.

    #946808

    aproudbyg
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    teenagers get frustrated with this because when its said its usually said along the lines of adults saying they where also teens at one point or that teens can get annoying…. sometimes peopel feel like what htey go through others dont know or its hard to describe and when some peole say things like “your acting like a teenager” they feel they are trying to say they know how it feels

    #946809

    Mr Sfardi
    Participant

    I find the weirdest topics in the coffee room

    #946810

    writersoul
    Member

    Well duh… we’re all anonymous.

    #946811

    Chortkov
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    Its generally the condensending tone of the teenage-caller which does it. If a kid, like twelve or something, would say to a teenage “Wow, you’re a teenager”, I’m sure they wouldn’t mind

    #946812

    WIY
    Member

    Torah

    You really want to annoy someone? Tell someone in their 20s that they are acting like a teenager.

    #946813

    SaysMe
    Member

    also, to a 2 yr old- you’re such a baby!

    Or to a 5-8 yr old- you’re just a little kid.

    To a teen- you’re acting like a teen

    to a serious person- you’re so serious!

    To a sensitive soul- why are you so sensitive!?

    To a 50+ -‘it was an older lady, yeah like your age’

    etc etc etc

    #946814

    haifagirl
    Participant

    That reminds me of a time I was working with another person on seating arrangements for a banquet. I knew some of the people and she knew some of the people. When she would ask me about someone I would say “about my age,” and she would respond, “oh, old.” At the time I was 40.

    #946815

    zaidy78
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    I tell my teenagers that they are acting like babies. But it’s not really their fault. That’s just the way they were born.

    #946816

    ezer15- I guess we now know what the 15 represents in your SN. Quit acting like a teenager 🙂

    #946817

    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    The teenager who inspired this thread was extremely amused by everyone’s responses, and adds that it’s ageist.

    #946818

    squeak
    Participant

    Ageism only works one way, discriminating against the old, not against the young. Disciminating against the young is just called putting them in their proper place.

    #946819

    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    I shall let them know.

    #946820

    oomis
    Participant

    Because this is typically not exactly said as a compliment. Unless you are telling someone, you are as beautiful and youthful as a teenager (and you are talking to a middle aged woman), it probably will not be perceived as a positive statement.

    #946821

    ezer15
    Member

    Rabbi perfect-That was an immature mistake, and a lame joke.

    #946822

    Phil99
    Member

    When you call a teenager a teenager it is never actually in a positive way, yet no one would say to an adult “You’re such an adult” and even if they did it wouldn’t be too hurtful.

    #946823

    are we talking of teenage boys or girls (2 differant parshas altogether)

    #946824

    Ariellah
    Participant

    i like being called a teenager!

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