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What can adults learn from teenagers?

We were all teenagers once... some of you reading this may even be in your teenage years.

Recently, we wrote a few posts regarding adolescents and teenagers. This leads us to today’s discussion. What can adults learn from teenagers?


Experiment and Try New Things The fact that we are hesitant to do something is a common explanation for our failures. Teenagers have a distinct perspective on danger. Every day, instead of focusing on the dangers and failures resulting from a certain action, they experiment and learn something new. Have you ever pondered what may have happened if you hadn't been frightened to attempt new things in the first place? Consider the advice of teenagers: if the potential reward appears to outweigh the hazards, isn't it wiser to take a chance on it?

After all, isn't it better to be sorry for what you have done than to be sorry that you never even tried? There is no better way to learn something than to put yourself in a new situation. Teenagers learn something new every day, and it is through this process that they develop into adults.

However, as we reach maturity, we cease to take chances and instead choose only things that appear to be safe. This inhibits us from witnessing and experiencing amazing things, as well as from learning something new and interesting.

Don’t Be Afraid to Just Have Fun The most important lesson you can learn from a teenager is to enjoy yourself! We understand that this is difficult in this challenging world and with the many responsibilities you have, but if you can learn to put your cares and fears aside for at least a moment and enjoy yourself, you will be able to experience the beauty that teenagers see on a daily basis.


Be More Curious Teenagers are naturally inquisitive, but it does not rule out the possibility that you are as well. Adults appear to have lost or concealed their sense of wonder, which stops them from taking advantage of every opportunity to do something extraordinary. Always remember to behave as if you were a youngster whenever you are curious about something.

Learn new things, take chances, travel to new locations, and just make the most of your available time and resources.

Speak Your Mind A common occurrence for adults is finding themselves in situations where teenagers are dangerously frank with other people. Although it can make people feel uncomfortable at times, being honest does not equate to being disrespectful. One of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself is to observe and learn from a trustworthy teenager. By not allowing ourselves to express ourselves freely, we have a tendency to keep things inside and to become overly concerned with the smallest of matters. When it comes to keeping your thoughts to yourself, there are numerous scenarios in which this is desirable. In some instances, this is the correct course of action. Other times, however, the fear of being judged or rejected prevents you from expressing yourself fully and freely. When you're feeling down, the most refreshing thing you can do is express yourself honestly, just like teenagers. Whatever the topic may be, even if it is about something the other person does not particularly want to hear. Teenagers have a strong need to express themselves, especially their emotions. You will know whether they enjoy anything if they say so themselves. If they don't, you'll be the first to know about it. And, given that you are the one experiencing similar emotions, why would you find it difficult to express yourself? Quit feeling obligated to keep your emotions hidden in order to avoid conflict or not upset people. Try to express yourself as much as possible, and don't be hesitant to ask questions when the opportunity arises. The ability to distinguish between what is impolite and what is simply honest does not come naturally to children, but you do.

When it comes to the things that make you honest, act like a teenager and express yourself freely... though perhaps more tactfully!


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