A lot has changed in this modern world. In fact, you could go as far as to say that nothing is the same as it was 100 years ago. One thing that is dramatically different is the life of a teenager.
Thanks to technology and social media, teens have now evolved into a totally different breed. To highlight this, just consider the last time you saw a puberty-stricken youngster going through an awkward phase. The year was probably 2008, a time when MySpace dominated teen culture and the Kardashian’s were just starting to sink their perfectly manicured nails into our consciousness.
You don’t remember 2008? Well, let this video help jog your memory…
Meanwhile, in 2018 teens are now primed for life in a way that those before them never were. For example, just look at the way that they earn their pocket money. For those of us born before the millennium, the coins in our juvenile pockets came from hard graft. Be it mowing the lawn, taking out the trash or doing a paper round, our money came from getting our hands dirty.
Teenagers today, however, make a quick buck from apps such as Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Just look at 28-year-old Zoella who is now earning a reported £50,000 a month after starting a blog and YouTube channel in her teens.
Of course, it isn’t easy an easy career path. In fact, some may argue that it’d be much simpler for them to follow the more conventional route and become a waitress.