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    I feel i missed out on a lot although in some ways i am glad i have not got myself in some situations others have.
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    Life is how you make it. There is no real teenage experience. As long as you've been happy, who cares?
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    To be honest, as long as you've been happy I'd say that's all that's mattered. Some people may have done stuff that you considered 'fun' or making the most of teenage years, but could have hated every minute. Everyone's different and the beauty of life is that we're all unique... as cheesy as it sounds, as long as you've enjoyed being you then that's all you can ask for!
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    atleast god likes you better then other teenagerss.. thts a big advantage! : )

    also being very veryy social isnt a good thing
    im 19 to and i haven't even kissedd.. save it for the perfect one
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    (Original post by Jackso)
    I thought you were fourteen or something? If so, I really don't understand why you comment on these threads. Stick with the whole Oxbridge thing.
    LOL
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hey,

    I'm 19 years old male, in my first year at uni and have found a girl who stuff is starting to happen with.
    But when I look back over my teenage years I feel like I've missed out on a lot... I've never been in a relationship or even kissed, never really went to parties / got drunk and didn't have a solid group of friends (more just good friends with individuals). Its not that I haven't enjoyed the past 5 or so years of my life - I really have - its just that I feel that I may have missed out on some stuff
    I don't really know what I'm hoping to get by posting on here, I just wanted to put it out there!
    This reminds me of Jarvis Cocker's honest interview that really marked me when I saw it on MTV in the 90s:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxfDf...eature=related

    I think this rings true and definitely matches what you are describing. Funnily enough, I was a late developer as well in terms of relationships so didn't really discover much until later which I really regretted.

    Then again, I feel bad for the youth of today who grow up watching porn from the age of 12 so any love or sex experiences are most likely going to be disappointments than actual discovery.
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    What you see on Skins =/= normal teenage life.
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    Wow you sound exactly like me 2 years ago!

    Just make small steps like i did...

    First day just walk around.
    Next day walk up the stairs - If you're feeling brave you might even get to the basement door.
    Then you can start making bigger steps like talking to your cat, then your dog, then a toddler and finally an adult!
    You'll have a social life in no time! It won't take you long to climb out that basement!

    You can do it!!!!
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    Oh, for goodness' sakes - what on Earth is the "teenage life" - is that the nonsense that the media churns out? The ridiculous social norms that you have to drink, go to parties, be generally stupid so that the age to vote remains at 18 because "young people are irresponsible"!

    Get a grip - I missed out on my childhood - my childhood was mostly television-watching and video-game playing and I do none of those things now!

    "Teenage Life" - what a load of nonsense!
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    I know how you feel OP, this is how I was until I was nearly 18. Though I would have sorted this out at 16 but I was playing rugby at a high-level so didn't have the time to go and get drunk at house-parties even when I wanted to
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Oh, for goodness' sakes - what on Earth is the "teenage life" - is that the nonsense that the media churns out? The ridiculous social norms that you have to drink, go to parties, be generally stupid so that the age to vote remains at 18 because "young people are irresponsible"!

    Get a grip - I missed out on my childhood - my childhood was mostly television-watching and video-game playing and I do none of those things now!

    "Teenage Life" - what a load of nonsense!
    Thank you very much!

    And agreed, a very good argument against lowering the age to vote to 16.
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    (Original post by anonperson)
    im so academic, I really do feel sorry for people who know you offline. You're bad enough on here.
    But why? She made some very valid points. The whole concept of 'teenage life' is purely down to individual perception. Just because a group of sheeplike people share the same ideas doesn't necessarily mean it's correct. Next time please try not to jump on the hate bandwagon just to make yourself more accepted by others.

    In other words, it's perfectly fine for a person to have their own ideas on what teenage life is, or how it's best enjoyed, but never ever even contemplate thinking that somehow it's the right perception to hold.
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    (Original post by Liam 09)
    It is not, it's just that having a good social life usually creates some of the best experiences of your life, so some people may regret missing out on that.
    I have good experiences when socialising (not drinking), but have some of the best experiences when alone... with a book or deep music or my own thoughts or reading up on theoretical physic/cosmology, or watching the stars etc etc
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Thank you very much!

    And agreed, a very good argument against lowering the age to vote to 16.
    Many thanks. But, it is true - the OP is just another caught up in the norms of the day!
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    Now you're at uni, you can start to deal with it and broaden your social horizons.
    It's only when I was at uni and had left the stifling environment of school and "home" that I started to become a tad more social, admittedly mostly with groups outside of uni.
    Recently I seem to be reverting to hermit mode more and more though.
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    this thread is making me depressed and i'm starting to cry because my life sucks
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    Many thanks. But, it is true - the OP is just another caught up in the norms of the day!
    And sadly it is something I witness virtually every day.
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    The past is always the past and the only thing you can do is learn from it. So try not to mope about it and have the best time at uni you can.
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    Don't worry pal, you haven't missed out on anything till you've lived with chronic illness for a decade :rolleyes:
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    I feel the same, I have close friends but none are in a group, hope it changes at uni
 
 
 
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