Too Young For Life?
Pretend that you're only 16 years old and you still have your whole life ahead of you. You dream about life after high school, what college or university you're going to go to, what kind of job you can get, when you'll get married, if you get your dream house and what your children's names are going to be. You almost can't wait to grow up and see what the world has in store for you. Now stop thinking about the future and come back to reality. Think about now and the life that you have. The truth is that you are still only 16 years old: too young to drive, too young to vote, too young to drink, too young to be out of school, too young to go to the clubs; too young to matter. You're only 16 years old, you don't know what real life is like and because you don't, your opinions or beliefs don't and shouldn't matter.
Because you are so young, you apparently don't know much of anything. Or so the world says. I don't know about you, but I cannot understand why many adults think this. Perhaps it's because they cannot remember what it feels like to be young, full of hope and see the world through fresh eyes. They believe we are ignorant, incompetent and not worth dealing with because we are so young. I think it is completely unfair to make these assumptions and make age the basis on what young people are discriminated.
As a retail employee I find that I do not receive the amount of respect I deserve because of my age. Part of my job is to greet people and offer them assistance. I don't think anyone realizes that I have to this...