Inside the dangerously empty lives of teenage girls - Page 6 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-28-2010, 04:26 PM   #76
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:59 PM
That's what happens when you get old
__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 04:40 PM   #77
Blue Crack Addict
 
PhilsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Standing on the shore, facing east.
Posts: 18,870
Local Time: 02:59 PM
Teenage years are always different from generation to generation, but adulthood's different too, isn't it? It's just a different era.
__________________

__________________
PhilsFan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 04:42 PM   #78
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:59 PM
But teens have never been adults yet- adults have been teens. For me it's more of a worrying protective mode, that's where I'm coming from. Can't really help it, it just exists in me. Doesn't mean I think teens are stupid
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 05:05 PM   #79
Blue Crack Addict
 
PhilsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Standing on the shore, facing east.
Posts: 18,870
Local Time: 02:59 PM
I'm not saying that, I'm saying that a lot of it is comparisons between "being a teenager 30 years ago" and being one now, and that in many ways that doesn't work simply because times have changed. For everyone.
__________________
PhilsFan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 05:10 PM   #80
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,475
Local Time: 02:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilsFan View Post
I'm not saying that, I'm saying that a lot of it is comparisons between "being a teenager 30 years ago" and being one now, and that in many ways that doesn't work simply because times have changed. For everyone.


what about 15 years ago?

sure, we didn't have fancy iPhones or anything, but we listened to U2 and Madonna and watched movies with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.
__________________
Irvine511 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 05:10 PM   #81
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:59 PM
And some changes are good, some aren't. So from that point of view I don't think it's always overreacting. Teens do always tend to think they know it all no matter when you're talking about-I know I did. I'm not directing that at you, it's just a general comment. When you find out you didn't know it all you can point and laugh at your teen years.
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 06:17 PM   #82
Blue Crack Addict
 
PhilsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Standing on the shore, facing east.
Posts: 18,870
Local Time: 02:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsSpringsteen View Post
And some changes are good, some aren't. So from that point of view I don't think it's always overreacting. Teens do always tend to think they know it all no matter when you're talking about-I know I did. I'm not directing that at you, it's just a general comment. When you find out you didn't know it all you can point and laugh at your teen years.
But I'm not going to laugh at everything in my teen years, not even close to everything, and that's the point. It's much more difficult to pinpoint which changes are "good" and which are "bad" than people like to think, and that's my biggest problem with the whole thing. The scope through which teenagers are "analyzed" tends to be an inaccurate one.
__________________
PhilsFan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #83
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
maycocksean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The Most Important State in the Union
Posts: 4,882
Local Time: 02:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilsFan View Post
But I'm not going to laugh at everything in my teen years, not even close to everything, and that's the point.
True.

I don't laugh at everything from my teen years.

There's also the stuff I'm embarrassed by and the stuff I regret.

But that's just me. . .you're a hell of a lot smarter than I was when I was your age.

But here's the thing. You'll find when you're an adult that you don't "forget" what it was like to be a teenager. Teenagers often believe that to be true, but it's not. What you gain as an adult is perspective. When I think back on some of the dumbass stuff I did in high school, I think I'm lucky to be alive (and I was what you'd call a "good kid." I wasn't into drugs or anything. But I drove like a fucking idiot!). I haven't forgotten how I felt back then, or forgotten why I did what I did. I remember. I just have perspective now.
__________________
maycocksean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 07:12 PM   #84
Blue Crack Addict
 
PhilsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Standing on the shore, facing east.
Posts: 18,870
Local Time: 02:59 PM
That's certainly true, and I agree with everything you said (aside from me being smarter than you) without backing off my statement.
__________________
PhilsFan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2010, 10:42 AM   #85
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 02:59 PM
I meant just laugh at how you thought you knew it all. That's exactly what it is, perspective. When you're a teen you don't have that yet. That's all I was getting at
__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com