Sometimes Teenagers Don’t Suck
Remember when we were younger and thought teenagers were so cool? When we couldn’t wait to be older like them? Then when we actually enter teenagehood, we realized how horrible it was and wished we could be a kid again? Basically, when we were our cliché teenage self, we hated everyone else our age except for a few selected friends because everyone else was just stupid and annoying. After we became an adult we would look at teenagers and shake our head so hard. Like why do they have to be so messed up? and dumb? and utterly troublesome? Yet, there is still a few teenagers out there they know how to handle their hormones correctly and won’t mess up their lives doing stupid shit.
Sometimes, though, teenagers don’t suck and will grow to be cool adults. Sometimes they are really sweet and make you laugh. These are the teenagers I wish I knew back when I was growing up!
14. The Lettuce Club
I don’t know where the stereotype of teenagers always getting into trouble with drugs, alcohol, and sex. Maybe this whole time they were just sneaking off to go eat an entire head of lettuce or to watch a bunch of people doing it. Of all the clubs I could have joined in high school, this would have definitely been on my list. I really want to know how someone even came up with this idea. Imagine putting “I was the leader of the Lettuce Club” on your college application.
13. A guy and his duck
This high schooler posted a very cute story on Tumblr about this guy who carried around a duck to class. Apparently the duck was for a Biology project to see if the duck will imprint on him (spoiler, it did!) and it is clear the boy is so in love with his duckling. The Tumblr user said the duck so well behaved in class and didn’t disrupt anyone! It would even sleep in the boy’s coat pocket. I don’t think I would be able to pay attention in class if I got to sit next to this kid and his duck. Why wasn’t my biology class this cool?
12. Nice Ride
Do you every just desperately need a ride to school that you end up taking your little sister’s electric Barbie Jeep? I really want to know what happened this morning to this girl that the only mode of transportation she could use was a plastic miniature car. I love how not only did she park it, but she parked it backward. Those two boys watching her are totally jealous!
11. The skateboard lesson
This little girl wanted to learn how to skateboard but she was self-conscious because she thought it was a boy sport only. When her mom took her to a skatepark, it made her even more nervous to see a bunch of older boys skateboarding but her mom assured her that she had the same right to the park as them. Shortly after the little girl was attempting to skate, a teenage boy came up to her and advised her how to put her feet on the board. He ended up spending an hour teaching her how to skate and didn’t care that his friends were making fun of him. Faith in humanity restored!
10. Dolphins are a man’s best friend
Do you ever love dolphins so much that you carry around an inflatable one on a leash all day at school? Well, that’s what this teenager did and posted his picture on Tumblr. They even said that is the post got 1000 notes, they would make him a dolphin t-shirt. The post got over 1000 notes and they stuck to their agreement and made him a shirt with a dolphin on it that said, “I have more dol-fun.” They posted a very happy picture of the kid wearing the shirt and omg, why can’t more people be like that? Don’t make fun of people for what they like! Instead give them a gift of what they like!
9. His date was fishy
Someone’s cousin couldn’t find a date to the Junior prom so instead brought a giant fish. He even made it look classy with a pretty white dress! He genuinely looks so thrilled to have this fish date! The best part of this is that the fish became so popular, everyone wanted to dance with it so guess who got to dance with everyone’s dates? This cool ass guy!
8. Senior Prank
These kids in a high school in Florida pulled off the coolest senior prank ever. The two boys got a crowd to form around them chanting “fight! fight! fight!” so that teachers would think a full out fist fight was happening in the hallway. In reality, they found two boys “fighting” in a game on their Gameboys. Now this is the kind of senior prank I would tolerate! No one got hurt, nothing was damaged and it was freaking hilarious.
7. Pringles prom date
Haven’t a date for prom is so overrated now. Prom season used to be this cute thing where you got to go dress shopping and get your hair/nails/makeup done but now it’s like the hunger games. People become desperate to find a date they end up going with someone they don’t even like. This teenager decided to not care about having a date to the prom so she brought something she loved instead. How happy does she look with her bowtied Pringles can?
6. Rapping in Math
That moment when you need to practice your mixtape but you are in Geometry. This kid didn’t give two shits about taking out a microphone and rapping. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. I wonder if his teacher took away his microphone. It would definitely make Math class better if there was a kid rapping in it.
5. Thoughtful notes
You never know how much a person needs to hear kind words and how much it could seriously make their day better. This one teenager wrote on a bunch on notecards “you are loved” and put them on everyone’s desk. If I found that on my desk it would definitely put a smile on my face. Sometimes it is just what you need to hear so don’t be afraid to tell strangers kind words!
4. The Valentines king
Valentines Day can be a very depressing holiday if you don’t have a date or if you are not in a relationship. 17-year-old Hayden Godfrey knows this and decided to brighten every girl in his school’s day by giving them each a flower. He ended up buying 900 carnation flowers (it cost $450) and made sure that every single girl got one. Hayden posted on his Facebook “I don’t think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls.” We need more Haydens in this world.
3. School bathroom haircuts
This high schooler really likes cutting guy’s hair and does so in the school bathroom. Just look at the crowd! He certainly has a lot of customers! He looks so into it, so passionate about his haircuts. I hope those guys buy him lunch or something!
2.. The pug speech
I’m not entirely sure what class would make you give a speech about pugs but I am intrigued to take this class. This kid was clearly very passionate about his speech about these adorable dogs! I hope the teacher gave him an A++++++. I really hope someone videotaped this presentation! This kid is definitely going places.
1. You are beautiful
This high schooler did the most heartwarming project. Shea Glover, an aspiring filmmaker, created a video of everyone’s reactions when she told them they were beautiful. She went around her school asking students and teachers if she could take their picture for her project. Shea, then, recorded them and told them that the purpose of her project was “I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful.” Everyone’s reactions were so cute, it melted my heart because they were all so surprised that Shea chose them. GO TELL SOMEONE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!
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