Most Helpful Guy
Because you don't know about grown up stuff. You probably learned that the bee goes in the bird last year. The amount of time you've maintained an actually conscious mind is probably, what, 2-4-5 years? Contrasted to 15-20-30-40? You can see a clear difference. Looking back, I really didn't maintain an actually conscious mind until I was 15. It was baby level. You're just being introduced to everything. You're going through the fundamentals. It's like, do you think that an 8 year old knows half the stuff you know about teenage life?
That said, some 15 year olds have created ways to test for cancer twice as effectively as any adult could ever figure out. No one would say that youngin's aren't smart. Though I doubt you're as smart as that kid. But, the truth is that young teens severely lack experience. Chances are they haven't gone through 10% of what any other adult has been through. That's not always true, but it's true enough to generalize that most young people don't know about *a lot* of grown up stuff.
The teenage brain is also significantly more geared towards the amygdala in approaching issues and such. That's the emotional lizard brain. Adults are much more capable--most of the time--of thinking rationally. Their frontal lobe is just starting to develop. They rely more on impulse and emotion than adults do. Though no doubt you will find some childish adults.
In short, if you can understand that bias, then you can accept it more readily. Recognize that there is a difference between you and an adult. That's why you're not considered an adult in the eyes of the law. Then just ask them to tell you about grown up stuff. You don't have to just make statements. In fact, it's a lot better--for anyone--to ask people questions, rather than saying they know it all by making statements.
Most Helpful Girl
it's not that younger people don't know grown up things, I feel that you can't truly understand until you've lived through it and experienced it. I can tell you how Ihe moved 15 times in the last 5 years, how I lived out of my car with my brother and had to collect pop cans in order to get money to be able to eat that day and yeah you can feel bad but you will never understans what that is truly like until it's happened to you. That goes for a lot of "grown up" things like bills, I work full time at the hospital and still don't make enough money to pay my bills. I never have my rent on time so I get a $60 late fee every month, I usually plan to pay some on my electric bill but other bills that come first get paid and then there's no more money so it's been months since I've paid on that, I def don't have money to pay for car insurance, usually by the time I pay my bills I'm generally left with $30-40 to last me for 2 weeks for groceries, gas, dog food. It's been a very long time since I've been able to do anything fun, think about a year and a half ago went to a concert and before that it had been years, I only own 2 pairs of leggings, 3 shirts, undies and work clothes and I don't have money to get clothes and the ones I have are worn until they have wholes in them. Last week all I had to eat was oatmeal and didn't have sugar even to put in it or drinks. I also don't have tv or cable. this is how I am able to live and it sucks.0