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Why are teenagers so selfish and only care about themselves?

I watched a tv show and two teen girls yelling at some little kid to go away. Then they find out that the kid ran away so many times and his mother passed away. One of the girls said, “Yeah but guys he EMBARRASSED us!”
The other said,” I’m sorry. But still he embarrassed is in front of our friends.”
Wow I couldn’t believe them. They only cared about their own feelings instead of that poor little kid. The mom said, “Oh so a little boy being lost doesn’t matter to you girls? The only think you care about is looking good for you your friends.” Something like that.
I’m glad I wasn’t like that as a teen.
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[@17323,EuphoricTurtle] i’m sick and tired of people like that.
Janetwn · F
You were not teen in the 80's and 90's. It was really harder.
[@656770,Janetwn] how was it harder?
Janetwn · F
It was just a few ones in middle school. But they threatened some girls, I was threatened by them in the bathroom. We didn't snitch on them, because they chased outside school the ones.
Teenagers will be teenagers
Teens are often trying to break out of the orbit of their parents & siblings to make / find their own identity/path.

With the coming of puberty, the changing bodies are sources of many things, including being insecure, and the attempt to find oneself while also trying to hide insecurity, etc., often leads to pretty horrible behavior. Add to that that the frontal cortex of the brain--where decisions are made--doesn't stop forming until around age 24, and you have a perfect storm of people with

hormones + rebellion + insecurity + poor decision-making + experimenting...

So you have to expect some bizarre crap.

That's my own observation, YMMV.
Sidewinder · 31-35, M
Not EVERY teenager is selfish.

I was fairly selfless as a teenager.

And just because somebody, regardless of age, may have a selfish moment or two in their lifetime, doesn't mean they're altogether selfish.
[@1044003,Sidewinder] my cousin just called me out because she says I’m the same way to. She needs to back off and shut up
NankerPhelge · 56-60, M
They are not. Just because the ones you know are like that, doesn't mean they all are. DON'T GENERALISE!
[@1733,NankerPhelge] well you’re the one that yelled at me first! You are my cousin did! She can’t talk to you because she’s a teenager!
NankerPhelge · 56-60, M
[@1132160,AutisticYoungWoman2002] WTF are you on about?
[@1733,NankerPhelge] Whatever man! I’m out.
JulesKittyKat · 18-21, F
You can’t even talk! You’re 18 and you’re sometimes that way! Same person that always talk about the same damn things their own problems (moms abandonment) instead of thinking about others’ feelings. Also never ask how they’re doing! Remind YOU of anyone cousin? Some teenagers are like that but NOT all of them! QUIT GENERALIZING!!!
Teenagers like you and I aren’t fully developed! Don’t be calling out teenagers for that when YOUR doing that YOURSELF!
[@1733,NankerPhelge] you roasted me and you’re siding with my cousin!
NankerPhelge · 56-60, M
[@1132160,AutisticYoungWoman2002] Oh, stop getting your nappy in a knot.
[@1733,NankerPhelge] What?? Whatever bye

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