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I'm 16 and I notice that adults are very hard on kids, teenagers specifically, and unreasonable. I'm not one of those teens that thinks that I know everything, but my maturity is beyond my age. I feel that some adults that I have come across take me for a joke and don't treat me equal as an individual. Most adults don't respect our views and feel that we don't have knowledge on anything.
I hate when adults belittle teens just because we are younger and less experienced than they are and treat us like babies. We're not. We are just as intelligent, knowledgeable, responsible, and capable of making our own decisions as they are, no matter how little they THINK we are. I am very respectful of adults, but if they treat me like I am an irresponsible, mindless little kid, I will most likely lose respect for them. Because I am far from those things and I feel like I, and most teens deserve to be respected as the upcoming adults that we are. Treat us as equals, not inferior. I hope you adults understand my point of view(: