I thought that after all, teens understand their fellows more than anyone. Because, after all, we know better what it feels like to be young in this era. I thought that we’ve learned enough to shield one another from the judgmental eyes of the many. Enough to not be one of those to judge.
I thought that we’ve lerned from Taylor Swift that haters shouldn’t affect us, because we are comfortable on our skin. I thought that Mean Girls have shown us the true value of friendship and inner beauty. I thought that Bianca Piper has profoundly explained to us that we all are a DUFF at some point but that’s okay. I thought we’ve seen Miley’s transformation, enough to be open to the different ways of self-expression. A lot of people hated her, called her sl*t, wh*r* and a thousand other names. But she was going through something then. I thought we heard Ed Sheeran we he sang Take It Back.
What happened to us? It’s not enough that we simply hear or see these things. It’s not enough.