What's it like to be a thirteen year old these days?

I wonder...

what is the overall attitude of young people now?

what are they in to?

what music do they like?

do they experiment with drugs?

are they having sex that young?

all sorts of things.

I realize it differs from person to person, but overall what is it like to be 13 in 2007?

(I have very good and very personal reasons for asking--please be candid, but nice)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I'm 14 and will tell you about myself.

    what is the overall attitude of young people now? Respectful of authority but not afraid of it, has work ethic.

    what are they in to? I'm into drawing, creative writing, reading and such

    what music do they like? Hard rock and metal

    do they experiment with drugs? Once but never again

    are they having sex that young? No I'm going to wait.

    what is it like to be 13 in 2007? It sucks I tell you. It sucks eggs

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm fifteen but I'll try to help

    a lot have teen angst but also a lot that are happy with life if that helps

    music, clothes, celebrities and guys for most girls, and for a lot of guys, music, girls, video games and usually sports

    Main genres of music is rock/alternative or rap/hip hop

    some do...it seems like a lot do...mostly just pot, though.

    a few but none that I know...most don't

    from what I can tell, there's no set way of being thirteen these days. It mostly depends on their friends. For example, a person who hangs out with the stone rs will probably also be a stoner. A person who's main group of friends is gangsters is a person who is highly likely to commit crimes as well. It depends. From my experiences and my friends' experiences, most 13 year olds don't do anything like drugs or sex...Me and my friends are a little different from most people, though...I don't know... I hope I helped at least a little bit

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    attitude: dating a lot, we like to sort ppl into popular, geeks,...

    in to: music, fasion, ShOpPiNg!

    music: depends. usually rock, hard rock (i dont like) or rap. really anything like umbrella (by rihanna), girlfriend (avril lavinge), or beautiful girl (?) are music i listen too.

    Drugs: not where i live. But thats in New England...

    sex: whoah there hope not! (but i bet some do drugs and sex...who nos?)

    it really does differ.

    Source(s): im 12 1/2:P
  • 1 decade ago

    I'm going to be realistic:

    - group orgies

    - drugs

    - alcohol

    - unwanted pregnancies

    - STD

    - pressure and competition inside the academic world

    Some good things:

    - pressure and competition inside the academic world

    - rise of equal opportunities

    - the IT/electronic/digital age

    - scientific and medical advances

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not thirteen, but I see them around enough to know...

    They don't care about any big issues...

    They're into hormones... hahaha

    Any type of music...

    Some do, you've got to be careful.

    Actually, yes. Many have sex... It's very sad...

  • 1 decade ago

    Cocky

    alot of things

    Rap, punk rock, rock....

    some of them

    i know a few that do

    I am not 13 i am 14 and have alot of 13 year old friends.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not 13, but it seems like it sucks to be a teenager now...sucks more than ten years ago for sure.

  • 1 decade ago

    i can't speak for them but i sure am glad i'm not a teen in this generation. too hard, too many issues and things to worry about

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Have you seen the movie Thirteen?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Damn kids!

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