Five Things Movies Get Totally Wrong about Being a Teenager

TVOvermind | 4/17/2018 | Tom
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Being a teenager is something that we’ve all done and many more are going to do in the course of human history. But a lot of movies tend to get it wrong more often than not and seem to enjoy showing the average teenager a either a layabout that doesn’t do much and breezes through life, or troubled individual that can’t get things together. They also depict certain stereotypes on a regular basis, with very few individuals that are seen as able to bridge the gap between one point in the hierarchy and the next.

Movies just don’t understand.

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5. Food fights are a rarity anymore.

In any school the food fight has become something that’s been frowned on for a good number of years now. The old food fights that are depicted in movies are the stuff of legend and even back then weren’t always tolerated. Teenagers don’t normally want to throw the food they’re eating since it means they’ll end up going hungry. And a hungry teenager is never a pretty sight.

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4. Kids don’t worry about much when it comes to school.

Keeping with the school theme, kids tend to over-think a lot of things or don’t think about them at all. Some teens tend to try and breeze by while others will actually beg and plead their teachers to give them extensions, cut them a break, anything to get more time or consideration for what they haven’t gotten done. Kids do tend to worry a lot, especially in the last decade or so as the work load seems to have increased.

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3. Kids are neurotic about their...
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