I think of myself as young. I’m 32. ( I can hear you chuckling ;) ) But I feel, at the core, pretty much the same person as i did when i was 22. So it gives me the illusion that younger people might be living their lives, having the same experiences i had. I assumed that being younger these days is similar to how it’s always has been.
“I more or less understand what younger people’s lives are like” I thought. Turns out i had absolutely no idea! I was wrong on pretty much every count.
Answer this: 1 in 3 children carry…
A. A knife or gun B. A mobile phone C. An mp3 player D. A book ?
I was challenged by Andy to have a look at the stories and evidence here. I have to say i’m pretty shocked. I won’t reveal the results, as i’d urge you to go and have a read of these 10 points, about life today for Teens. You might be surprised.
If you’re a teen yourself i’d be really very interested to hear from you whether you feel this reflects your experiences ? Please do comment below. And do watch the Teens’ Speech ( live on Myspace ) on Christmas Day. I’ve seen a sneak preview and it’s very enlightening watching. You can read all about it here.