”acting like a bunch of teenagers”

Posted: November 29, 2014 in culture humour, Enterainment, longreads, writing and blogging
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This phrase does not sit right with me at all. What exactly, would whoever came up with the phrase, define the word “teenager” as?

In the Advanced Oxford Learners dictionary, the word teenager is defined as a person who is between the ages of 13 and 19.

There are three kinds of people in the world; the good, the, in my own words, in-betweens and the bad. We all belong to one of the afore-mentioned categories. Whichever category we belong to, we cannot dispute the fact that we all exhibit the same traits, namely: jealousy, anger, envy, sadness, happiness, indifference, mood swings, etc.   Another fact is, drinking, smoking and partying is what almost everyone does. So why sum up what people of different age groups do and restrict it to a specific group of individuals?

What is the difference between a high school party, a sorority/freshman/college party and a cocktail party? I have one answer for that. Make-believe.

Adults, looking elegant and regal in their long gowns, polished shoes and recently bought/retrieved from the dark corner of the closet suits, walk down the rented hall or polished corridor of their friend/boss’s home trying to show co-workers/friends/strangers that they are better and richer. Excusing themselves and heading over to restrooms so they can re-touch their make-up and search for the right expression which will be used later on to fool others who are equally doing the same thing.

Teenagers, dressed in T-shirts, faded jeans, spaghetti tops, mini skirts, shorts, run around the crowded house. Bobbing their heads to music blaring from the speakers. Screaming at the top of their lungs. Boys looking for a way to get laid and girls wanting to get rid of the branded name that causes them so much embarassment. In one word “Virgin”. Both sexes getting drunk and high.

The fact is, in my opinion, some adults and teenagers have identical thoughts in their minds. Most of which are  sex, drugs and money.  Examples of where we can find most of these pretentious people, showing their true selves are in Nigeria’s capital Abuja and Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria. For those in the USA,the city of lights- Las Vegas., the big apple-New York and the nation’s capital, Washington DC.

Basically, for the sake of this article, there are two kinds of people on earth: the responsible and the irresponsible. So adults please stop trying to pin a particular trait on a selected age group. I say out with “acting like a bunch of teenagers”

If people still want to use it,  I might as well bring up one of mine “a bunch of destructive, immoral and pretentious adults”

Of course it wouldn’t make sense, since we all exhibit those traits. Therefore, Irrespective of our gender, age group and social status, we should all behave with decorum while enjoying the world too.  And for all you party freaks, please, by all means party!! but don’t loose yourselves. Bad things happen when you do.

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  1. limbo says:

    Didnt Stop till I reached the end. Nice

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  2. Karthik says:

    Really good post. I’m a teen myself, though. Anyway, loved it.
    On a different note, you’re from Nigeria? I grew up in Botswana and I love Africa a lot!

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    • maisstrauss says:

      Thank you so much. Yes, I am from Nigeria and I also love this continent. What’s there not to love! No tornados or hurricanes or earthquakes… It is beautiful. You grew up in Botswana… So that means you’re not African?

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      • Karthik says:

        Hahaha! No, I’m Indian. My dad worked in Botswana for a long time so we also went there. We used to go to SA some times. We’ve also gone as far as Zambia and Zimbabwe. Also, when I was a baby, we went to Swaziland and met the princess, if I remember right. Presently, my dad has a job in Tanzania and I went there this April. Tanzania’s not as awesome as Botswana though 🙂

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      • maisstrauss says:

        Wow! You are one lucky chap. I’ve always wanted to travel, go places… See stuff.. And I will! Botswana is lovely. I read about it sometime. It’s large, has a beautiful landscape and is relatively free of corruption unlike my country… sigh. My grandma’s Indian by the way.

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      • Karthik says:

        That’s nice! Where in India?
        It’s been more than 6 years since we left. When we were there, yes corruption was low. But now we hear it’s no better than the rest.

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      • maisstrauss says:

        Well that is quite sad for our countries. If I had guts and resources, I’d become a good terrorist…wipe out all the bad guys! She’s Guyanese Indian.

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      • Karthik says:

        Hahaha!!! Guyanese?

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      • maisstrauss says:

        Yeah… Indo-Guyanese to be exact.

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      • Karthik says:

        I see. Anyway, I look forward to more of your blog. BTW, what are you doing in your pic?

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      • maisstrauss says:

        O how insensitive of me! I’ll visit your blog right away. Can’t believe I didn’t. We were shooting a short film, I was directing.

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      • Karthik says:

        No, I think you did visit it. Anyway, thanks! 😀 You’re a director?

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      • maisstrauss says:

        I wouldn’t exactly claim to be one right now. I just plan to BE one. Also a screenwriter and producer. I am ambitious that way. You do know how to take a good photograph. Loved illumination.

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  3. maisstrauss says:

    i wouldn’t exactly claim to be one right now. I just plan to BE one. Also a screenwriter and producer. I am ambitious that way. You do know how to take a good photograph. Loved illumination.

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