Top Ten Reasons Being a Teenager Sucks

The Top Ten

1 School is 6-8 hours of pure torture per day

When I was 6 it was 6 hours

Calling it torture is a bit of an exaggeration because torture is being burned and skinned alive, but it is definitely one of the cons of being a teenager. - 3DG20

I am 10 turning 11 and my school has 9 hours of pure torture per day so...

This also applies to children, not just teenagers.

2 You have to be around jerks all day


3 Many fellow teens hate, know nothing about, or have never heard of anime

Anime is awesome

But it’s their opinion. I kinda like anime too but you still gotta respect opinions here. - AlphaQ

4 Fellow teens mostly listen to horrible mainstream pop and overrated rock songs

Most of the time I hear them listen to horrible bland rap music.

I probably listen to overrated rock songs. hehe. I just really like them.

Or the “yeah, uh huh” rap. To be honest though, I’m one of those teenagers that listen to overrated rock bands, but they’re only overrated because of a few songs while most of their others (which are usually better than the overrated ones) don’t even get much attention by their fans. A lot of pop artists can make the worst songs and it’ll still be overrated because it’s from them. - 3DG20

5 You still need to live with your parents

So? You live because of your parents. They raise you! - Userguy44

Unless you have been abused by your parents or the like, be thankful you live under a roof. That's one right people still struggle for. - Swellow

Depends on how your parents treat you.

I am truly tired of living with my parents. My mom told me that she would've dropped me off at the side of the highway to get rid of me if it was legal. - Kaboom

6 Too much homework

I have nothing against anyone who thinks homework is helpful, but I think that those who say that have never heard of the word "Deperession"

Quality homework is a billion times more important than quantity. - AlphaQ

How are you going to improve your grades, then? You want to get into university and finish off your education that could land you with a job? Homework is a necessity that helps people improve their grades. I'm sure you weren't thinking when putting this item onto the list. - Swellow

Homework is a violation of free will, a basic human right. - Kaboom

7 Fellow teens say stuff like "Metallica sucks" and "KoRn is cutting music, dork"

It’s more annoying when they try to act like fans of those bands and can’t name more than 3 songs. - 3DG20

8 You must be put through the pain of Justin Bieber 24/7

I don't know what goes on in your teenage life but I don't think that's true - MrGuyDudeMan

9 You barley have time to have fun
10 You get bullied if you don't have a phone

Actually, if you don't have a phone, then you are less likely to be cyberbullied - TwilightKitsune

Sometimes. - EliHbk

The Contenders

11 Parents are too involved in your life

I want my parents to leave me alone and let me have a life. They're idiots anyway.

So true. You want to get out there and explore. Live your own life. Fall in love without them interfering. Go out whilst having no one that's going to call you if it's late. Society has decided that suddenly we become adults once we become 18. And even then we still live with our parents... At least we can drive at this point.

You don't realise how lucky you are. Who do you turn to at the first sign of trouble? Your first heartbreak,'s selfishness. You want them around as long as it suits you. You are still a teenager, you need them (however annoying they can be sometimes) In fact, you'll find as you get older, you'll need them even more. - Britgirl

I definitely do not turn to my parents for help. The one time I did, their advice and help made the problem WORSE. - Kaboom

They ban me from having friends.
They interfere with my homework time.
They give me extra chores when I already have 10 hours of homework.
They try to hug and kiss me in public. - Kaboom

12 Parents say, "Your pay for going to school is this house, your food, etc."

You know, the only hard part about being a teenager is.. Feeling like you want to jump the hoops right away. Parents are meant to be there as idols for you. But, honestly I find when they say this to be ridiculous. It is true, but when you are born, you really don't have any other choice but to stick with your parents in order to continue with life properly. And when you reach a certain age, you just want to live on your own, live how you want to, and having adult privileges. It doesn't seem fun to wait for about 18 years or more just to be able to get into this zone, and can be a pretty torturous wait. What's even more ridiculous is that there are strangers out there in which you want to be isolated from that will bring you even MORE torture. But yeah, I find it ridiculous how parents bring this up mainly as excuses.. You just really have no choice but to have your parents guide you in the beginning. It is even more unfair if your parents don't reward you anything for the wait to ...more

That would be like working at Mcdonalds and they pay you with happy meals. That's not pay. Parents provide this for their children anyway, so school is really just working for free. Never listen to your parents, kids. - Kaboom

Exactly, that's their excuse for no presents, etc, too! - EliHbk

13 Siblings are jealous and therefore, more evil

They think that all teenagers are evil, and they are 3 times as annoying as usual. - Kaboom

I’m the sibling in the family who always gets ladies so my brothers are all jealous. - AlphaQ

14 People always talk to you about gross stuff
15 It's hard to find a person to be a good friend with
16 You can't get a good job (if you can get one at all) and are therefore forced to rely on your parents for absolutely everything even though they know you want nothing to do with them

Meanwhile, children are making shoes for sports companies and getting as little as 30 bucks. Also, school is not a job. Get your facts right. - Swellow

True,! - EliHbk

School isn’t a job though… - AlphaQ

My parents call me lazy because I do not have a full time job.
1. School is technically a full time job and I do more work than they do. (My mom's job is sitting in a classroom doing whatever she wants, my dad's job is sitting at a desk with a laptop.)
2. It is not my fault I am 13 and therefore can't get a job. - Kaboom

17 Unpopular kids trying to be popular

Popularity at school is overrated, for short, because I am too lazy to write 300 words for it. - MChkflaguard_Yt

They just bug everyone to try to be their friend. Why don't they realize that this is why they are so unpopular. - Kaboom

Wow! You’re popular. How many of those people that “love” you know anything about you again? - 3DG20

Here’s some advice:

Be unique and have your own style. People will admire eventually. You’ll be more popular if you have your own style and not always follow trends. - AlphaQ

18 No girlfriends/boyfriends

Lol I never had a girlfriend. I think I don't deserve one. - Userguy44

More like "you are pressured to have a girlfriend/boyfriend".

I am not allowed to have friends at all. - Kaboom

19 Fellow teens don't know what racism and sexism actually are
20 Depression
21 You can't act like a kid, even though you're treated as one
22 You can't go out in the night

Is this a major problem? - Userguy44

Kaboom is not so bad your mom kiss you in public and I want to change mom

23 Nearly every teenager has to go through the embarrassment of developing acne at some point

not me

Quite annoying

24 An emo keeps trying to get you to go to a Blood On The Dance Floor concert with her because she has a crush on you
25 Obnoxious people crushing on you
26 Hormones


27 If you are a guy, you have to deal with public erections
28 Those who think that popular people are evil
29 People stereotype and make generalizations about you
30 Little kids won't leave you alone
31 Awkward moments in your life (School, homework, etc.)
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