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You don't have to ACT YOUR AGE
The first point is, why should you have to
conform to some kind of stereotype that doesn't fit with how you
really are inside? Also, what makes society assume teenagers have
a monopoly on being outrageous or rebellious? It wasn't so bad in
the mythical 1960s when there might have been some truth in the
notion. But now (2001), if you meet a FOGEY, chances are it won't
be an OLD FOGEY but a YOUNG FOGEY, as now there are some people
who the government/authority have succeeded in brainwashing into
being conformist. Bizarre as it may seem, some parents have been
oddly finding their teenage offspring are cramping their style by
being too normal and too stuffy, and telling them to behave. What
is the world coming to when you are expected to toe the line by
people who think they know better than you just because they are
younger?! Well, you don't have to do what they tell you. You can
rebel and live your own life the way you want! You name it. If
you want to wear clothes that younger people think are too young
for you, do it! If you are considering that you might dye your hair, do it! And if you want to do a degree course in
something really clever, do it! They can't stop you, you know.
And the Internet? Not just for the young. Take a look at Fifth Moon and 50Connect - both of which are Internet for the over-50s. "Oh
no, I couldn't do that - I'm too old!" - you hear some
people say. Don't you believe it!
New famous quote: a dramatist was heard to say "Act all ages".