Late last week the New York Times published an article titled Antidepressant Paxil Is Unsafe for Teenagers, New Analysis Says. After reading it through twice, I sent the link to my friend.
We find ourselves somewhere between teenage wasteland and mortgage payments,
granted a network of communication begging us to share our human experience. Many of
us are lonely, most of us are sleep-deprived, and whether it’s a bagel or life of fulfillment,
we’re all craving something. We check Twitter feeds, utilize hashtags, click, and like, and
share…and we are told to “get off our phones.”
Though grass is a hardy weed, it takes about three years to get a good, strong, green, thick lawn going that is relatively free of crabgrass, clover, and moss.
Yes you might hear what’s coming out of a twentysomething’s mouth, but do you know what they’re really saying? Whether you’re a twentysomething yourself or someone who is trying to decipher twentysomethings on a daily basis, here’s the translation behind some of twentysomethings’ favorite phrases.
I know that getting older isn’t a death sentence, but rather proof of life, proof that I was here and that I fought hard enough in some way to stay alive.
Youth culture, once the bastion of anti-capitalism, has become capitalism’s greatest stronghold.
Foods you used to love and binge eat while you watched the whole season of Battlestar Galactica in one day now make you sick to your stomach.
Undressed, MTV’s own soap opera about youth culture and college life, showed sexually active young people faced with very important problems we were probably all facing at exactly the same time.
But the scent of the event has dissipated, its feeling gone. It is now a movie I saw ages ago — I know the story but I don’t feel the power of it anymore. In many ways, it might as well have happened to someone else. I don’t know it happened to me, not from the inside out.
Taking our obsession with teenagers to the next level, we decided to just interview one. Just like any ol’ teenager who’s going to high school, waking up at 7 a.m. every morning, getting in fights with their parents, and dreaming of college. Perhaps by doing so, we could gain more insight into their fascinating world. We could start to remember more vividly what it was like for us back then.