There has been a rise in the number of teenagers who are getting into relationships at a very young age. This technology has been advantageous and also disadvantageous to our teenagers. Parents are now even more worried about what their thirteen or fourteen year old teenager is being exposed to especially with the introduction of android phones and social media.
Teenagers at this age are having a hard time choosing between studying or going to town with friends and taking selfies. I mean the pressure is too much for a specific age group to handle and that is why we are witnessing a rise in teenage suicides and pregnancy or even more kids being involved in crime, prostitution, alcohol and drug abuse in the name of being noticed or ‘cool’ as they describe it.
Social media will probably be the death of so many young people in the society. It is being integrated in almost everything. There has been a rise in the number of youths who wanna become instagram models (which is not a bad thing so long as it doesn’t harm you in any way)
So I went to my sister’s school which was hosting a thanksgiving ceremony for the 2018 class eights who had performed exemplary. At first I was bored to death judging by how long the speeches were but things started getting interesting when this young girl came to the ceremony with her extremely good looking boyfriend (which I managed to gather from the number of times I followed them around) I mean this things tend to get really boring and a girl’s gotta be entertained right?
What amazed me the most was the lengths the girl was going just to get more people to notice her good looking boyfriend (I mean don’t even ask if my little sister did notice it, it’s true they guy is a bomb!!!!). Their entrance was not only one that attracted attention of all people around but for all the girls who were there celebrating their good performance.
At first I thought I’d leave judging by how bored I was but once you witness that kind of entrance my friend I couldn’t move an inch until I get information I needed to write this piece.
So I did what any normal reporter would do, I followed them around. I wasn’t that close at the venue but once the ceremony ended I followed them around. The girls who were awed by this little man kept making noise so that they could get noticed by someone who was pretty much so uncomfortable and looked like he wanted to just leave.
Every time he could try to talk his ‘bae’ to leave he would be hit with uh ‘home saa ii’ (which basically means she wasn’t into the whole leaving idea). At some point I was empathized with him because I get being an introvert in the midst of all this teenagers who are looking at you like they could eat you alive. You trying to talk to some but even your fellow guys fear you, I mean you got all the attention of the girls, they see you as competition.
In summary what I saw inspired me to talk to these teenagers out here. Life is not about having the coolest things in the world: a cool smart phone, trendy clothes, cool friends or being popular in school. You can have a little of all those and just be okay.
Do not look at some celebrities’ life and think that your life can be the same as theirs. I mean half of what you see on insta and facebook is fake or has been worked really hard for. There is no short cut to having all these good things in life you have to work hard for them.
It is at this teenage stage that you learn more about yourself and strive to just perfect what you really enjoy doing. It is good to focus on what is within you rather than what you see on social media…
Young love is nothing but an amazing experience; I mean you get to connect with someone and just practice being you around them but it shouldn’t go beyond that with them. Go out with them, talk about music, movies and shoes (you are young what else can you talk about) but don’t get intimate.
By intimacy I mean sex! There are so many types of intimacy. I did a survey on a number of young teenagers and I found out that one in four lost their virginity when they were really young (thirteen and fourteen), some are struggling with porn addiction or even sex addiction (God!!!! How did you get there?) And these numbers just keeps growing everyday.
Its time to stop looking at what’s happening and focus on what is inside you, your potential, purpose and happiness because no matter what you see out there, you are real and that is happiness enough…