Life of a Teenager Is Full of Term Paper

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life of a teenager is full of vibrancy and youth. Young people have heightened senses compared to adults because they have not been dulled from years of use and misuse. To a child, fruit is sweeter and potato chips are saltier because the taste buds have not been worn away and damaged from burns, and the child has not mentally become accustomed to the taste and started to take advantage of it. Likewise, the emotional experiences of a young person are new and fresh and coming from an undamaged and undulled perspective. The desires of a young person are very strong, and if they are not obtained the disappointment felt is even stronger. However, if those wishes are granted and the person gets what he or she wanted and it turns out to be a disappointment, the pain felt is even stronger. According to George Bernard Shaw, there are only two tragedies in life: not getting what you want, and not liking it if you do get it. I experienced the first tragedy for a long time, then finally experienced the second.

Years ago, I fell in love with the boy who lived down the street from he. He was beautiful and talented, and even as a ten-year-old I could tell he was going to grow into a handsome and successful man. I imagined how wonderful it would be to go out with him, to date through high school, and maybe even get married when we were grown up. In the meantime, however, I just wanted to become friends, to get to know him and get to spend time with him. I introduced myself and we did become good friends. We hung out together, started playing football together and going to movies. It was wonderful, but every year that we spent together, I wanted more and more to tell him how I felt. I didn't though, because I didn't want to scare him off or to ruin our friendship, because he was a really good friend. He listened to me, cared about my feelings, took interest in the things I liked, and even defended me against other kids that bullied me. All of this, of course, made me want him even more. I couldn't stand not getting what I wanted any longer, and I started planning how I would tell him about my feelings and convince him to date me.

At my fourteenth birthday party, there were only a few people there. After everyone else left, my love interest stayed and helped to clean up, thoughtful as always. We gorged ourselves on the leftover cake and ice cream. Sitting on the couch alone with my parents gone for the day and…

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