We are not begging for video games, or a raise in our (non-existent) allowance. We significantly desire an opportunity to prove we are worthy of a more suitable independence. Emancipation Is not at all the final aspiration of the Declaration. Instead, this is an attempt to compromise and explain the benefits of being an independent teenager. Teens, like adults, are entitled to their unalienable rights. The self-evident truths that we are often deprived of include privacy, power, privilege, and also freedom in all forms.
We as teenagers are controlled by a hierarchy, otherwise known as our parents. They are a dual power-system that contain the allowances to control their children. As American’s, we may have (I. . ) “freedom of speech” or “religious freedom”, but as a teenager living under parental restrictions, these are not rights that we can actually sustain. As mature teenagers, we are aware that there are multiple ways a Declaration such as this one could be interpreted. However, it cannot be stressed enough that this is not a ‘cry for help’ or a way to pick apart our guardians.
It is not that we want to be free of our parents because they are harmful, nor do we feel that all teenagers deserve the same rights of Independence as each other. Simply, If we can prove that we are financially, emotionally, and reasonably responsible for ourselves, then we should be allowed our freedom and independence to provide for and make our own decisions. By this age, we have developed our own morals and beliefs which are potentially unlike our parents or siblings. Unhealthy conflicts within the household often begin from two family members disagreeing on a moral obligation or belief.
This causes unnecessary tensions which ultimately create an unhealthy living environment If the fighting becomes regular. We should not be forced to have the same religious beliefs as our parents, nor should we feel pressured to conceal our sexual identity, political views, r racial bigotry/tolerance. With the idea of privacy, power, and privilege obviously comes responsibility. If the teenager is successful in his/her academic life, has found a means of reliable compensation, and in some cases, even manages part of the household then there Is no reason why their privacy should be bereaved.
We teenagers are made to feel Like privacy and self-expression Is a privilege rather than a human right. This Declaration only pertains to those teenagers who sincerely care about their future as an adult; for those teenagers who crave independence from heir parents because they know who they are and are proud of who they are as an individual. What is considered right for the parent might not be what the young adult deems right for their self, and that should be okay.
We are hardworking and locate teenagers won strive Tort Independence Trot our parents . We are taller AT having our personal privacy diminished entirely, our esteem undervalued, and any sense of control taken from us. We are not children any more- we understand that does not mean we are adults- but we should not be treated as children if we are not citing like children. Irresponsible teenagers who get pregnant and become parents as teenagers are often considered adults because of their situation.
That is unfair to those who are responsible about their life and future, and are still being treated as if they are children. Those of us whom agree and support with this Declaration are profound in our demand for independence from our parents. What we promise, in return for our independence, is to live honestly and responsibly as we enter the mature adult society. A willing compromise to ‘test the waters’ of an ultimate independence could be similar to that of the Amiss tradition, Rampaging.
Rampaging is often taken as a form of the Amiss being able to test the modern world as teenagers to see if they would prefer a life with their family in their Amiss culture, or if they decide to live life in ‘normal, everyday modernized society’. “The grass is always greener on the other side”, they say. With us being allowed to venture out into the adult world and prove our worthiness and ability to maintain our responsibilities as an independent young adult, it will allow our parents and ourselves both peace of mind. Racquet Brown