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It's kinda of a stupid question but since were in the mid 10s right now, do you feel good about being a teenager in this decade of the "Towering Tens" as I call it.
 

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I think the internet is probably the most interesting invention of all time, except for maybe food or something. The idea that a random teenager with a twitter or tumblr has acquired more "fame" than a person 100 years ago would have in their entire lives is pretty remarkable. If somehow these websites will exist forever, our existence on this planet will always have some sort of permanent mark by just going on some random website every once in a while. A person in 2015 can answer something on Yahoo Answers I guess and get more recognition than a book some Renaissance author spent their entire life on.

As far as "selfie culture," I don't think it's a problem. I don't get why people so intensely express their disdain for selfies when people have always wanted pictures of themselves photographed/painted to preserve memories, and now it's just easier. When people hate things like things like emojis, they usually just have this hidden hipster complex where they want to be in the intellectual elite or something, when it's really like.......... you hate putting a small picture in a text message.

I do think it's a lot harder for young people in this generation as far as surviving capitalism, but that's kind of the world the previous generation set up for us
 

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Ehh not really...

I graduated high school last year right when 10 culture was hitting its peak but I spent most of my core teenage years (age 13-18) in the late 00's/early 10s.

Basically during the spill over of late 00's culture like MySpace, Facebook, flip phones, Blackberry's, and iPods from circa 2009-2011ish. And of course the very early 10' culture like Jersey Shore, The Walking Dead the iPhone 4-iPhone 5S, early hipster, swaggie culture from 2012-early 2014ish.

I think a Core 10's teen in my mind would be someone born in lik 98 or 99 cause they would have all (or close to all) of their core teen years in the core years of the decade, 2012/2013-present.
 

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Ehh not really...

I graduated high school last year right when 10 culture was hitting its peak but I spent most of my core teenage years (age 13-18) in the late 00's/early 10s.

Basically during the spill over of late 00's culture like MySpace, Facebook, flip phones, Blackberry's, and iPods from circa 2009-2011ish. And of course the very early 10' culture like Jersey Shore, The Walking Dead the iPhone 4-iPhone 5S, early hipster, swaggie culture from 2012-early 2014ish.

I think a Core 10's teen in my mind would be someone born in lik 98 or 99 cause they would have all (or close to all) of their core teen years in the core years of the decade, 2012/2013-present.
I'd say our 8th grade and 1st half of high school (9th & 10th grade) years when we were teenagers we were still in that late 00's/early 10's culture and it wasn't the core of the decade, but our last two years of high school (junior & senior) years definitely felt like we were in core 2010's culture.
 

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Not really. I turned 13 in 2010 but I was precocious and more of a teenager before then. I consider myself more aligned with the 2000's and v behind on the times, even at my age lol.
 

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I spent like ten months of 2010 being a kid (with some scattered hospital trips during that year interrupting the school year, sigh), and then I dropped out of high school and worked for two years, became a shut-in, and then I moved out almost exactly two years ago. What the heck is 10s culture even? :p I'm in a perpetual mid-late 2000s as far as my teen culture references since I lost all my friends when I dropped out. I think it's a bit scary to be/raise a teen now with the technology and culture we have. I don't know if I can really explain so much. I guess I just have a general anxiety for when I raise my own kids in whatever society has evolved into ten years from now. Not to mention when this gen finishes college and joins the workforce... how much debt you guys will be in for the rest of your lives, let alone me. College isn't getting cheaper. I've only finished half of it and I'll probably have to sell all my non-essential organs to pay my loans.
 

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Yes and no. I feel like my adolescence really kicked in when I was 12 in 2007, reached its peak at the ages of 14-16 and now I'm nearly 20 so it's kind of 'gone' - I don't really feel like a teenager in the way people think of teenagers - that whole rebellious, moody part of my life has largely passed, and now I'm in college, graduating next year, so things are different. Nobody expects a 19 year old to behave like a 15 year old - only 4 years apart but in very different life stages - the former is at the start of adulthood and is taking on new responsibility and is capable of being self-sufficient (in fact, I am largely self-sufficient, bar student loans). A 15 year old is none of those things.
 

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I think the internet is probably the most interesting invention of all time, except for maybe food or something. The idea that a random teenager with a twitter or tumblr has acquired more "fame" than a person 100 years ago would have in their entire lives is pretty remarkable. If somehow these websites will exist forever, our existence on this planet will always have some sort of permanent mark by just going on some random website every once in a while. A person in 2015 can answer something on Yahoo Answers I guess and get more recognition than a book some Renaissance author spent their entire life on.

As far as "selfie culture," I don't think it's a problem. I don't get why people so intensely express their disdain for selfies when people have always wanted pictures of themselves photographed/painted to preserve memories, and now it's just easier. When people hate things like things like emojis, they usually just have this hidden hipster complex where they want to be in the intellectual elite or something, when it's really like.......... you hate putting a small picture in a text message.

I do think it's a lot harder for young people in this generation as far as surviving capitalism, but that's kind of the world the previous generation set up for us
I see that we could do it. We may be firing on all cylinders to make sure we can, but we will survive capitalism.

I agree with you heavily; there is a culture rising above us that is undoubtably new and it is interesting to watch. People talk about how a lot we do is a problem and, aside from the problems us as teens essentially perpetuated from teens of the past with the new problem of internet addiction & things such as sexting & revenge porn, I think none of it is a true problem. They talk about us being the "Worst Generation" but I don't see it as such. I could see that, if the tech had existed in the past, this sort of thing may have happened. It's just our high interconnectivity that allows us to see things more commonly and get the false assumption that it happens more often. It may happen less often than in the past, but you will see it more.

I see our generation leaning very left in comparison to the past couple of generations, especially in America with the growing equality movement and the idea of universality in various aspects of government. We already have a disdain for capitalism as we grew up and some even watched our Gen Y siblings (I.e. Not me, oldest here) come of age in one of the worst economic times for many countries, stifling our ability to enjoy consumerism as a whole.

As a 16 year old right now, I watched the spill-over when I was still too young to truly make a dent in it. It had already happened. I got a iPhone 4 at 12 and now I have an iPhone 6. I think being a Core 10s Teen is alright; I sometimes wish I was older, but eh. It's too late. Cannot change the past.
 

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Eh, I don't know I'm still trying to figure out why some kids born in the 90's are classifified as being gen-z. I think that anyone born before 2000 should be gen-y, despite being a teen in the 10's.

Selfies are a little overated, especially when I have to make duck lips, squint my eyes, and point the camera at my forehead, but I'll get used to them eventally, and a lot of selfies look good.

That's pretty much what I've gotten from that decade.....

^^All teens were at one point moody and rebellious despite what generation they were, so earlier generations can't chide us
 

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Nope. I don't like much of the music and the fashion in this decade. I want to be a 2000s teen so badly, because I think the fashion and music sounded better then. The only way I'm a 2010s teen I guess is that I don't have an urge to bully people who are gay and I love smartphones, but as long as they run on Android because you can customise them a lot outside of changing your wallpaper and putting stickers on it.
 

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Yes, why wouldn't I?

I don't think being a '2010 teen' means you have to be into all the mainstream stuff for this generation like selfies and Instagram, it just means you enjoy the technology from, and feel a part of, this decade in general.
 

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Definitely. I turned 13 near the end of 2009, so I've had almost my entire teen experience in the 2010s.
 

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Yes, why wouldn't I?

I don't think being a '2010 teen' means you have to be into all the mainstream stuff for this generation like selfies and Instagram, it just means you enjoy the technology from, and feel a part of, this decade in general.
I don't feel like a 2010s teen, because I don't really get why music such as from Avicii or by Sam Smith are worth listening to; they sound really bland in my opinion. I also want the longer hair guys used to wear back then, and not with the lumberjack-like beard, nor in a man bun.
 

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I don't feel like a 2010s teen, because I don't really get why music such as from Avicii or by Sam Smith are worth listening to; they sound really bland in my opinion. I also want the longer hair guys used to wear back then, and not with the lumberjack-like beard, nor in a man bun.
Music of today isn't just Avicii or Justin Beiber. Your forget there are other genres that aren't pop. They are hundreds and thousands of albums made in 2010+ that sound nothing like Sam Smith. The Longer hair is a preference, in my opnion you can't really belong to a generation you never grew up in, that dismisses the whole idea of generations in the first place.
 

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Music of today isn't just Avicii or Justin Beiber. Your forget there are other genres that aren't pop. They are hundreds and thousands of albums made in 2010+ that sound nothing like Sam Smith. The Longer hair is a preference, in my opnion you can't really belong to a generation you never grew up in, that dismisses the whole idea of generations in the first place.
I grew up in the 2000s, but as a child. I've heard a rock song whose intro I don't like the sound of, and this is indie music.

To be clear on my tastes, I prefer music that sounds like this over this.
 

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The Real World is going to hit them like a dump truck doing 70 mph with a 45,000 lb load, then light them on fire, then urinate on them to put it out...

Its going to be a gas to observe.
 

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I grew up in the 2000s, but as a child. I've heard a rock song whose intro I don't like the sound of, and this is indie music.

To be clear on my tastes, I prefer music that sounds like this over this.
Again Pop music isn't all music, neither is rock music.
There are so many music genres it is crazy!
Just branch out more, I am sure you will find something you love.
 
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