Teenage Experiences

Essay by PlanetCollege, UndergraduateA, November 1996

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As a teenage girl in Cairo, Egypt is locked away in her home, studying madly for a upcoming high school exam. A teenage boy rushes down the fields of Brazil handling a soccer ball and his future. Another teenage boy in Rajasthan, dessert in Northwestern India is guided seven times around a sacred fire as a custom to cultural marriages. Some teenage experiences are different and some are the same. These are the factors that could affect the teen's culture, geography, goals and parents expectations. By reading this essay you can interrupt different and same teen experiences. Also you maybe able to understand other teens around the world better by learning of their experiences in life.

Different teenage cultures will affect them differently. In some parts of India culture is law and you must respect that if you leave in those regions. 'Tradition is law in most villages.' (Small wedding, 1996) This quote is reference to my argument.

In Bajasthan dessert in Northwestern India, boys are married at 10 to girls at the age of 7. These arranged marriage ceremonies are a custom to their culture. When they reach their teenage years they may not have mush education and not a lot of hope of reaching their highest goals. This may happen because they will be confide to their marriage and paying respect to their elders. This boy experiences traditional culture and the other culture is modern. Modern culture incorporated with economy has made child marriage irrelevant to those who have the background of modern culture.

Teenage boys in Brazil are customed to soccer because of their geography. Boys here will not be worrying about marriage until they are in their 30's. They will be more concerned about getting to every young Brazilian's teenage fantasy, being a soccer star...