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Sigh, Teenagers

Turn on the newest album by Wavves (Afraid of Heights). Listen to the lyrics and enjoy the rather cliché words describing the life of essentially every teenager on the face of the planet.

Throughout most of the album, Nathan Williams whines that “nobody will ever understand” how he feels. That is the point of being a teenager, because how can we expect others to understand us when we have yet to understand ourselves?

The hormonal imbalance that is our teenager brain can change how we feel in less time than it takes to say this sentence out loud. Our opinions differ with the days of the week. At this age, our plans for the future are fickle; our thoughts are a roll of the dice. This is okay and should honestly be embraced, because we are at an age where we’re growing and trying to define ourselves as people, by other peoples’ standards or our own. We are learning.

Who we think we are at this moment in time can and will change. We are always being influenced by the environment we place ourselves in and the people we surround ourselves with. The roller coaster life of a teenager can be an enjoyable toss and turn, as well as a vigorous tumble.

So find comfort in Nathan Williams as he commiserates with how everyone feels at some point in their lives. Though we can’t admit it out loud, his overtly dramatic and overused phrases can hold a sense of understanding when we feel that no one will ever feel the way that we do.

About breawful

I"m the outcome of Chuck Palahniuk and Micheal Cera having a love child and spoon-feeding it a healthy diet of sarcasm, alternative music, and coffee with too much creamer.


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