Philosophers and poets have been trying for centuries to define and explore the spiritualistics of love. To be able to do that though, you have to believe in spiritualism, at least in some form.Originally Posted by el-zilcho
I guess I'm just more cynical than most people...
Depends on what kind of mutilation really. Most cutting are cries for help. When you're clinically depressed, you don't even feel like having help.Originally Posted by celeste
True, I did make that assumption. I apologise, that was always my experience. However, from what I saw, the people that were going out seemed like they were further from "love" than I was. Perhaps it's a generational thing...How can you say that love for teenagers is just a crush? You make the unfair assumption that the love is always unrequited.
I apologise for making you feel insulted. I didn't mean to imply that those feelings were pointless at the teenage age. Baring in mind however, that the first experience of these things always seem more passioate, romantic etc... simply because you've never experienced anything like it previously. Oh, and maturity really doesn't enter into love. It only enters in to who you are attracted to. And you can love someone you're not attracted to, look at all those people who find out that they're homosexual, despite being married with kids for the past 20 years.We're not talking about girls lusting over Johnny Depp posters here, (eww, btw), we're talking about having an emotionally intimate, powerful connection with someone. Like DRMARIO said, some of us are mature. Some of the things you said were pretty insulting.
Don't forget that that's in addition to everything you have as a teenager as well. (oh and I was refering to general responsibilities). 1.0 is still smaller than 1.2.Bringing up the fact that adults have bills, mortgages, etc, is irrelevant.
Fair enough. To be honest, not taking you seriously is a sign of bad parenting. However, people should also take into consideration that with age comes wisdom. Simply because we recognise that the world isn't falling apart, doesn't mean we're not taking you seriously. Believe me, I know. The world continues, and you continue. You experience and you understand.I'm well aware being an adult brings more responsibility and subsequently more stress. ALL I'm talking about right now is people not taking us seriously, dismissing our feelings, and stereotyping us. It isn't fun. End of.
I know how you feel. Just remember that those people that judge all youngersters are in the wrong. Recognising individuals and even smaller groups in larger groups is a neccessity, or else, you'll be generalising and generally making a complete ignoramus of yourself. However, that doesn't mean that there won't be any characteristics you share. Age is obviously an important one. Usually a case of lack of family responsibilities (although that too is sometimes wrong to assume). General lack of experience is another (while I'm saying experience, that doesn't mean intelligence, maturity or knowledge - i.e. not in a deroagatory way).Originally Posted by Cpt.McCloud
Sorry if I offend you. I was in your exact position, always angry that I was marginalised, ignored etc... However, I think there are some things which do come with age (ignorance being one if you're not careful). You'll see what I mean when you experience it. Until then, enjoy your childhood - it's something that you can never experience again).