Teen Angst In The Outsiders

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As an adolescent, have you ever had the feeling that you were filled with anxiety, stress, and misjudgments? This is a result of teen angst. Teen angst can be caused by numerous things such as insecurities, issues within a family unit, and expectations. Teen angst can have a major impact on a person’s life by leading to numerous problems such as depression, social anxiety disorders, and in some cases, suicide. This can cause a person to choose the wrong path in life. Teen angst is a stage that most teenagers go through in which they feel overwhelmed and stressed out. I have previously observed a case of teen angst in the book, “The Outsiders”. This story depicts the reality of how people are often grouped and separated from others based on their social class. In this story, there was an ongoing rivalry between two main groups who were the Socs, a rich and powerful group, and the Greasers, a group that was considered to be uneducated and poor. One member of the Greasers, Dally, was a reticent person who did not seem to care about anyone or anything. However, after seeing Johnny, the only person he truly cared for, put in a life or death situation, Dally…show more content…
Sometimes you may feel as if there is no other escape. However, where there is a will there is a way, you just have to find a way to deal with the obstacles in your life even if it may seem impossible. The story, “The Catcher in the Rye” shows us how it is normal for teenagers to feel as if they’re misunderstood and underestimated. At the end of the day, life is not a walk in the park and there will be difficulties and obstacles no matter what. However, it is important to know that you should always keep trying even if the world around you is telling you to stop. In order to get through teen angst, remember to always love yourself and never let another person’s opinions define who you are or what you think of
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