“Adolescence is a hard time in a teenager’s life.”

One of those self-evident truths!

My friend Susan and I once had a friend from Austria who solemnly announced one evening, “Life is one of the most difficult things.” Compared to what? we wondered.

For this distraught teenager, one has to ask, Isn’t a teenager’s life adolescence ALL the time?

But both statements translate well as deep sighs of despair, and neither needs clearer elaboration to make it true. Adolescence is hard. Life is difficult.

I think that’s what they meant, and I have to agree.

About RAB

Teacher of English writing and literature (college-level); academic-freedom activist; editor and copy editor; theater director, costumer, actress, playwright. View all posts by RAB

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