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On Being a Teen

[Edit: Nearly two years after writing this, I  realize how quickly I've grown and thoughts have changed over time, I feel quite differently about being a teenager now! I'm pretty sure I'll say this again next year...] Someone asked what it feels like to be a teenager in 2014.  I'm 17, and I can say, being a teen is something I like as much as I dislike: There are way too many  opportunities  today in 2014, but way too much  competition  too. The idea of being "above-average" has been drilled into our heads, it seems like a normal average person can get nowhere today. There's a bundle of  expectations  from us kids. I have self-set expectations too. Seeing so many people do brilliant things at this age makes me want to be like one of them too. I feel  connected . Technology arrived the right time for our generation, in my opinion. I am Indian, but the whole "global citizen" concept means a lot to me. The internet has helped me connect