Because I am young, I am ignorant.
Because I am young, I don't know anything.
Because I am young, I am never right.
Because I am young, I am always wrong.
Because I am young, I have no experience.
Because I am young, I can't talk about grown up things.
Because I am young, I am naive.
Who has never felt or heard this before? Don't bother lying to yourself if you say you have not. We all have at some point in our lives. I know I have. I have with teachers, family, family friends, and even people my own age. Young people.
But guess what?
It is OK to be ignorant; otherwise, how would we learn? We all start somewhere and being ignorant is one of the starting points.
It is OK to not know things so that you can use the things you DO know.
It is OK to not be right, so that one day, you can be.
It is OK to always be wrong, because without "wrong", "right" wouldn't exist. You can keep a balance in the world.
It is OK to not have experience so that you gain some and learn every day in whatever domain you choose to learn in.
It is OK to not talk about grown up things because childhood never lasts forever and is easily forgotten. Keep that sparkle in you.
It is OK to be naive so that you can keep the most beautiful and inspiring innocence and do right in the world.
But if "grown-ups" say those things to younger generations, are they really "grown-ups"? Wouldn't THEY have learned by now that saying this to younger generations is just as immature as if they were our age? Or are they "grown-ups" because they remind us of these things so that WE can learn?
I am not saying that they are either wrong or right. I am simply saying to not make things about younger generations a generality. For example, if what they were saying was right, then cliques or "groups" in high school wouldn't exist, come to think of it. If they said we were all on our phones, we would all be nerds, geeks, or in a similar category. Except we aren't all nerds or geeks. Grown-ups don't all know everything either. No one can know everything there is. It’s just life.
P.S.: If you haven't realized, I made a generality about grown-ups by saying that they all said these things about younger generations.