Simply Shreya: let them


Morgan Kong

Wingspan's Shreya Jagan shares her personal take on issues and experiences in her weekly column Simply Shreya.

Shreya Jagan, Staff Reporter

I’ve been seeing this for a while.

As teenagers, we as a society always seem to undermine the generation before us. We always seem to undermine our parents, and them theirs.

There are even certain catchphrases that have become more prevalent around campus.

Us on the other hand, not even being adults yet, judge them without any limits. People make harsh decisions without waiting to think. It’s time to listen to those that have experienced so much more than us.

Why aren’t we giving them more credit?

A lot of this is because we’re still young. We’re at that point in our lives where we think that we know everything and that we can handle ourselves. It’s all really just a part of growing up.

But it’s still important to remember that our actions have consequences and it’s completely wrong to take the confusion that we’re experiencing out on those that are just trying to help us, let alone can help us.

It’s mainly because sometimes my parents tell me things and sometimes I don’t listen. And it’s not just me, so many teenagers do this too. Of course, then I’ll go and make the same mistake they warned me about making, and then it’ll hit me:

They just wanted the best for me. They’ve been through this. They know how it works.

But the problem is, I was too in my own head to pay attention to what they had to say, which is one of the biggest mistakes us teenagers make.

We have parents to keep us safe.

So, let’s let them.