Why do children rebel? Aren't they just hurting themselves?

Honestly, I would never rebel against my parents no matter how angry I am at them because then I'll only be hurting myself. Some kids, for example, are A students, but to rebel they fail on purpose. I would never even THINK of doing that!!! Then I might get Bs or Cs! then would I get in the college? Heck, no!... show more Honestly, I would never rebel against my parents no matter how angry I am at them because then I'll only be hurting myself. Some kids, for example, are A students, but to rebel they fail on purpose. I would never even THINK of doing that!!! Then I might get Bs or Cs! then would I get in the college? Heck, no! So why do some people do it knowing they'll hurt themselves more than the others?
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