A Teenagers Life Experiences Essay

1241 WordsApr 11, 20155 Pages
The adolescent years of one’s life are very mouldable, because of the experiences they face during these years have the potential to impact their years of adulthood. The teenage years of one’s life is the beginning of discovering who they are. As teenagers start high school, they experience different friendships, and are introduced to new concepts and lifestyles, they are exploring different paths of life and different aspects of society in order to find their place. As a young adult experiences their teenage years, they being to define and shape into their character and personality. Some of these experiences have the capability to negatively impact their lives, leading them to a path that shows them their futures. Negative experiences at home, with social groups, and at work impact teenager’s lives negatively. During the adolescent years, teenagers face many negative experiences including problems that occur at home. In the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss explains how living in fear negatively impacted her childhood. “I learned to hold my tongue and to turn my features into an indifferent mask so that no one could ever read my thoughts”(Collins 6). This quote relates to teenagers having a negative impact in their lives due to problems that occur at home. It relates to how teenagers feel when they are dealing with family issues. They stop caring about relationships, and put on a mask because they have a feeling that everyone is pressuring them. If their parents are separating or separated they feel like everyone is going to leave them if they get closer to someone. Also, if a teenager goes through family problems they start to build up a wall and do not let anyone in. When problems occur at home with family members then they start to push away family members and friends. I have had experience with friends and also myself. Whenever I

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