But i strongly disagree.
In the past, most families were poor and suffered from hunger. Also, many teenagers were poorly educated. Therefore, they could only work in factories, and earned a small salary.
In contrast, most of today's teenagers receive secondary education and have better job opportunities. they work in a safer environment, too, mostly offices. and they rarely go hungry.
In addition, there are social workers to help youngsters deal with problems. If they fail to get a university place, there are vocational training courses to help them prepare for the future.
In my opinion, present-day teenagers are much more fortunate than their counterparts from past generations. They should really treasure what they have and work hard for a better future.