Weekend Reading: Teens These Days

Weekend Reading: Teens These Days

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.

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As always, they’re into celebrities that we, as adults, find boring and vapid. But these celebrities can often be on Vine or YouTube.


I don’t know who any of these people are and thankfully I am not expected to

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 photosThey 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.

I feel you kid

I feel you kid

And here’s something really educational: how to look like Kylie Jenner. That is a lot of work, man.




  1. October 2, 2015 / 10:58 am

    I’m so glad to be my age. What a vapid looking group! I guess every generation has it’s charm.

    • Katy
      October 2, 2015 / 11:33 am

      The promposals kinda freaked me out. That was a big thing in the high school my daughter would have gone to if we hadn’t moved. I found it disturbing. Hiring a horse to ask a girl to prom is just over the top.

  2. October 3, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    To quote Maurice Chevalier, “I’m so glad that I’m not young anymore”!


    • Katy
      October 5, 2015 / 9:51 am

      Love it Alicia! Definitely lots of pros to be older.

    • Katy
      October 28, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      So true Alicia!

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