About “Hating” Teenagers

In case you can’t tell I am starting to get bored. Meredith is napping so I am stuck just sitting here playing on the internet. I thought I would take a moment and clarify this whole "I hate teenagers" thing.

I am really fascinated that people actually take this seriously. I guess I forget that there are people’s momma’s who tell them not to hate so that becomes a very big word so maybe it would be better to say "I am extremely frustrated by teenagers" but that just isn’t as much fun. Teenagers as a whole are loud, obnoxious, and totally egocentric. That is just the nature of who they are. There are times when that bugs me more than I can say. But just because they bug me doesn’t mean I don’t like them. I mean I don’t do this for the money. I do it because there is nothing in the world more fun to me than working with teenagers.

Teenagers have so much life so much energy so much vitality that you can’t help but smile when they are around. They are willing to try new things and embrace life in a way that most adults won’t do. They are willing to be transparent and tell you what they really feel. They love to be involved in a cause and are passionate about things (even things that aren’t that important) that passion is infectious.

I love being a youth pastor and getting a chance to be a part of the lives of students. I honestly wouldn’t trade this job for the world.

With all of that being said, sometimes it is hard to work with teenagers. I mean, even teens themselves get tired of each other. This forum has always been for people who also work with teenagers. There are a few other people who like to come and check things out, but I am not really writing for you. I am writing to other people who work with teenagers and who understand that sometimes things happen to make you frustrated.

In case you are new to this site let me say again. I am not saying that I am right. I am just saying what I experience. 

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