This week on Midlife Rambler, I admired my teenage self and then I advised my teenage self. Why don’t we take a moment and see what’s going on with teenagers right now? I spent some time today asking Google some deep questions and can now issue the following the report.
When asked to take lots of selfies, they oblige and then mean, old men make fun of them for it.
They talk in ways we literally can’t understand.
They have elaborate promposals, which literally blows my mind. There is a Twitter account just to track the best Homecoming proposals. I’m pretty sure that for these girls, and these girls only, high school really will be the best years of their life. It’s all downhill from here, girls!
And they use Instagram in all kinds of ways. Some of them take amazing photos. They have fake Instagram accounts to be shared only with their real friends. They use it to help themselves to recover from anorexia.
And if you want to know how the average 18-year-old spends their day, here’s an informative series of infographics.
And here’s something really educational: how to look like Kylie Jenner. That is a lot of work, man.