Reasons Kids Have It Worse Than Adults


The Top Ten

1 Kids don't have as much freedom Kids don't have as much freedom

This tears kids like me up, bad. I just want to control some parts of my life but unfortunately I cannot. We are forced until we leave the house to do what they say, which is reasonable. But somewhat often, their parents control every aspect of their life, sometimes down to stuff like clothes and music. Adults don't have to do that. Of course no one is really free, but with kids it's much worse. - EliHbk

This list is particularly inaccurate

I guess this one is somewhat reasonable, but adults have it harder in almost every way. - 3DG20

Look at that picture. It's sad.

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2 Kids are less emotionally stable

Especially teenagers who have a lot of the feels going on that can really mess with you. And kids aren't often used to stressful situations so they take them a lot worse. - EliHbk

This. This a thousand times. - TwilightKitsune

I have depression

What I learned from this item

Adults have to stress about paying bills and going to work full-time to not be paid much.
Most kids only ever have to go to school and do a few chores at home which take 10 minutes.
Yet kids are less emotionally stable? - 3DG20

You mean? Kids are naturally more emotional, are they not? Or are you saying kids are less stable despite having less stress to deal with. - EliHbk

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3 Kids have a lot of peer pressure

As a kid people want you to fit in and be with the "cool kids," as an adult, usually a lot less people give a crab it seems. Peer pressure is a big stress on kids that can lead to some traumatic stuff in one way or another. - EliHbk

4 Kids aren't as trusted as adults

Wether or not they deserve trust is up for debate but even some of the smartest, most good kids don't get any due respect or trust sometimes. - EliHbk

Usually they underestimate how smart you actually are and their just like oh you're just a kid you could never be that responsible! - TakaChanz05

I am convinced that my parents have lost trust in me whenever we attend a family party or eat out with them after my cousins started harassing me and I told them to stop several times in a row. They now automatically assume that I will do bad stuff during parties when I am actually well-behaved :(

5 Kids have little privacy

It's probably because the parents want to make sure that they are doing bad stuff like watching porn, or another adult show like South Park or Family Guy or Robot Chicken. - Drawbox

Yeah, but that sucks. I like people not watching everything I do also. - EliHbk

You need that sometimes but instead your parents while you're watching MLP... stuff...
And It gets annoying and repetitive. - EliHbk

6 Kids get supervision when they don't need it

It gets annoying how some kids need supervision to go in their own fenced off yard in the middle of the day. So many annoying situations can come out of this. Ughhh! - EliHbk

My mom is so overprotective of me that I'm STILL NOT ALLOWED to go to a store that's across the street from my house unsupervised, AND I'M 26 YEARS OLD! >:(

7 Kids are told to work but get nothing in return

You are getting something in return, it's just not material. You are being prepared for life. Your learning discipline, responsibility, and work ethics. These three things will go a long way in your adult life. As for not even being thanked, yeah it kinda sucks but get use to it. As adults, your boss will probably rarely give thanks to you for the work/job that you do. Anyways how often do you kids thank your parents for the things they do for you? My guess is probably not as much as you should. - THC13

I should get paid to go to school

In some cases they are asked to do chores but get nothing from it, the guardians don't even thank them ;w; - EliHbk

8 Adults can be hypocritical

Extremely hypocritical especially if they're teachers. - SomePersonYouHate

I agree on this. - Drawbox

I know someone's gonna say "but they know what's best for the kid"
A lot of time adults do stuff bad for everyone after telling a kid to stop, so, that's not As excusable. - EliHbk

Correction: it’s not “can be hypocritical”. They ARE hypocritical!

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9 Kids can't buy rated M/R games and movies

Not trying to be rude, but I think it's because the movies and games are aimed for adults. Also, they CAN buy it, but they need adult supervision. And most R-rated movies suck anyway. - Drawbox

Their's a point. And by " can't buy" I meant they can't buy it without permission and supervision. But where I am the employees won't let me buy it, my parents have to buy it themselves then give it to me. - EliHbk

No Call of Duty = no life for some people, so this can be a problem, or at least a pesky thing a lot of times. - EliHbk

10 Kids are shorter than adults

Kids have to deal with height requirements at rides, can't reach some stuff at home, and other pesky things caused by height. - EliHbk

And I meant this one about more for actually like 10-and-under kids. - EliHbk

In my family most of the kids are actually TALLER than the adults!

I don't care about height.

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The Contenders

11 Kids aren't taken seriously

Personally, I think this is the only legitimate item on the list. There are reasons for it, obviously---children have less life experience and generally are less knowledgeable about the world than adults. However, a perspective untainted by years of running in the same groove can be valuable, and more people should pay attention when kids speak. - PetSounds

When I was in online school, no one understood me, because no one my age was there. Everyone in the school were just a bunch of names on a list - SpectralOwl

Another thing like the freedom one - TwilightKitsune

Some of these items are why. - 3DG20

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12 They have to deal with a lot more ignorant people that adults

Having experienced childhood and adulthood, I can assure you this isn't true. Sorry kids but your going to be dealing with ignorant people, pretty much on a daily basis, for your entire lives. Get use to it. - THC13

It's a bit more common for some less intelligent, or more annoying people to be around when you're a kid. You know what I mean probably. - EliHbk

Nope. Sorry but you’re going to have ignorant people in your lives forever. - 3DG20

13 Kids can’t watch adult cartoons

Would you want your kid watching Family guy and talking about sex all the time? How about Robot Chicken? Archer? South Park? Rick and Morty? - Drawbox

I mean older kids for this, like teenagers and stuff. Nobody wants their kids talking about sex all the time. - EliHbk

There's that too. Sometimes I like stuff like that. - EliHbk

Who ever put this down has a nasty mind. - 23windomt

I watched Baby Blues when I was 8.

14 Kids can't be in a relationship with whoever they want. Adults can.

I added this here.

Edit:Number 10? I thought this item would get controversial. And I thought I'd get suspended for it. Well I guess someone can relate to me.

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