I’m scared of push along shopping trolleys, walking sticks, silk scarves and Fox’s mints. In short I’m scared of elderly people.
Don’t like or don’t agree with those stereotypes? Fine. But I am fed up of being told that I wear a hood, carry a knife, take drugs, am rude, dropped out of school and am illiterate because I’m not and nor are most young people.
I’m not in fear of the elderly but I felt the need to mix things up a bit. It’s strange how absurd those stereotypes and fears sound when you change who they’re about.
I, like the majority of young people, have a job, got an education and do not kicks from beating up elderly people. But yes I do admit I wear a hood but in England where it rains a lot and is generally foul weather it’s to stop my hair from getting wet and not to mask my identity to CCTV cameras when I am battering someone in the street.
Now I know most people think teenagers are ok but for those who don’t I’ve got some news from you. I volunteer, I give money to charity and save hedgehogs from the side of the road. I do most of the things that “good people” do. Only issue is that I’m aged between 13 and 19 and that makes me a horrible, thieving, lying person. Guess what? I’m not. My idol was, and always will be, my grandad. He taught me the little things about saying please and thank you and the big things like how to ride a bike. And I miss him every single day.
I’m not a bad person and nor are 99% of the teenagers who just want to get on with their lives without having their reputation shredded all over the media.
I think teenagers deserve a break. Maybe if we can show how much good we can do people will stop focusing on the bad and just get on with life. Maybe, but probably not.