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“The Pressure put on Today’s Generation of Teenagers”

Hi guys!

So today we have a rather short post… because I need your help. 

I am doing a small speech for school, and I choose the topic “the pressure put on today’s generation of teenagers.”  

I will talk abit about oblivious peer pressure, eating disorders, body image, the example the media is setting, and how we can help to try and change all these things. 

It would be great to gather some quotes and some information, so what are your thoughts on these subjects?

Have you ever suffered from an eating disorder or know a close relative/friend who has? 

What do you think about oblivious peer pressure?

How do you feel about what ideal body image the media is promoting?  (Photoshop, thigh gaps, bikini bridge etc. )

Any common misconceptions? 

What can we do to help put an end to all these things? 

Any personal stories or advice to young people?

Anything else?! 🙂😉🙂

When this speech is fully written, I shall post it here for you all to read, but for now, it would be awesome to get some of you guys opinions on this matter. 🙂

Have a nice day!

Newblogger20 xxx

(P.S, I have put in links to things not everyone may have heard of so you know what I’m talking about! 🙃☺️🙃 If you are still unsure, mention it in the comments below and I shall try and do my best to explain! 🙃😜🙃)

29 thoughts on ““The Pressure put on Today’s Generation of Teenagers””

  1. OMG yes yes yes I don’t know if you’ll class this as an eating disorder but I have starved myself for days before thinking that I’ll get that perfect body I have naturally big thighs I wear size 14-16 uk jeans and 6-8 uk tops but ive always felt like I was too far I dropped down a couple of sizes but I was in and out the hospital but I’m good now but yes please speak about this issue

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  2. There is a lot of pressure for the youngsters nowadays.. it’s all in the social media, one has to change their diet fashion everything to become what society wants x

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  3. Granny had an eating disorder, anorexia and boulimia, when she was younger, she wanted to be thin, so that there was at least something she had control over, but in the eyes of someone who has an eating disorder, your body is never purrfect and even if other people said different, she didn’t believe it, because she couldn’t see it like it was. Once she learned to accept that she had an eating disorder and allowed herself to eat everything, she started to heal. She was already about 32 years when she made this mindshift, she’s 60 now…I’m older though😺 😉 The hardest part was, while learning to accept yourself, you have to deal with the people who try to bring you back were you came from, kind of peer purressure for elderly, and she found out, that there was still a lot of work to do, because there was always that little voice inside of her that said that she was to fat and they triggert that…thank Cat, because that shows her where she still had to work on😸

    My quote would be *Confidence is not “they will like me, Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”

    COOL Pawkisses for a Happy Day🐾😽💞

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  4. My friend’s cousin suffered from an eating disorder & although I didn’t know her at all & don’t know exactly why. I can say that it actually really affected my friend too, which is something people kinda gloss over with eating disorders, like how much it can affect family, like if someone has cancer, we talk about the family but for mental illness? Never really.
    My friend was of course super worried about her cousin, especially as her cousin was doing her GCSEs (tests (that just autocorrected to tears but it’s not that wrong 😂) at the end of high school) & the cousin ended up actually dropping one o the subjects she was taking.
    I also remember my friend talking about this moment when her cousin went back to normal because really, you loose people when they have an eating disorder 😦
    Hope this helps! Obviously I don’t have first hand experience but I know what my friend was feeling at the time 💕

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  5. I think that it’s someone else’s idea of what people should look like, but only if it makes money. If you think about the diet pills, the fad diets, and fashion, it’s all tied together to squeeze as much money out of the vulnerable as possible.

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  6. I’m a bit too old to understand the world of today’s teenagers (although as a teacher, I see it from a distance). So I don’t know if I’m the most knowledgeable guy to ask about this. I’ve been on the receiving end of oblivious peer pressure, usually in the sense of when a friend has expressed dislike of something I’m into, and suddenly I don’t like it anymore. I don’t do that as much as an adult, but it still happens occasionally. Most of what I would have to say has already been said here (mostly by Keziah). But let me know how the speech goes. I’ll come back if I think of anything.

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  7. A very good topic to speak. Yes, our teens are really in a peer pressure. We need to make them understand that everyone are born with their own uniqueness and they should be proud of it. Why should someone try to do what others are doing just because it’s cool or attractive and whatever. You can check my previous post in which I have mentioned some tips to produce a better speech.
    Have a great day 😊😀

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  8. I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa when I was 13. I was in grade 8 at the time and it was a couple months before graduation. I felt fat compared to the other girls in my class and I wanted to be the skinniest one by graduation, because I had no friends (a bully stole my best friend so I was alone) and starving myself was my cry for attention. I went from 140 lbs to 98 lbs in a couple of months. So what triggered it? Mostly bullying at school by girls and emotional bullying from my mother who made me feel like I was never good enough for her. 😓

    The scary thing about eating disorders is that it never really goes away. I still have anorexic tendencies to this day but I’ve been a healthy weight ever since that incident as a teen when I took it too far. I’m 27 almost 28 now but I still suffer from body dysmorphia.

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  9. i think with celebrities promotion appetite suppressors to teenagers and what not it gets them confused… they think to themselves “should i be eating?” and that’s not a healthy mindset to have. i think if celebrities realized that they have such an impactful role on kids that they wouldn’t promote something like that could also help just even a small percent of some kids self esteem. not everyone’s going to look super thin and that’s okay. that’s normal, that’s beautiful!

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  10. I’m so glad you are going to be discussing this topic. Our young people need to know that they are loved and valued. Being loved brings hope and identity that is healthy. There are too many labels, diagnoses, and impossible/shallow ideas of what young people are supposed to do, and what they are supposed to look like, all of which erode self-esteem.

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  11. Okay! Time for a long comment on my part…And I’m sorry if anyone disagrees with me with what I believe. 🙂
    So, I think that the world has a very twisted mindset when it comes to body image. The new fad in this day and age for girls is to be super skinny and really tan. For guys, it’s the idea that they need to be ripped and that they need to be hot to be accepted. That’s not such the problem as it is how far people take it. Sure, it’s great for girls to be concerned about their body weight, but not the point where that’s all that they can think about. It’s great for guys to want to work out and get stronger, but not if that’s the ONLY thing that they are concerned about.

    A lot of times, people will go WAY out of their way to hurt others because THEY themselves are hurting. I think that a HUGE problem with this whole issue is that a vast majority of the teenagers today don’t have high self esteem. A lot of teenagers care more about what their friends think than what is actually true.

    Also, one thing that you didn’t mention in your post but that I think you could totally talk about in your speech, is the idea the pressure put on teenagers to have sex. Being a teenager, you are caught up in two different worlds – the world to be a child and the world to be an adult. Most teenagers wisely decide to go to the adult side. This isn’t a bad thing, as long as they know that they shouldn’t do everything that adults get to do. For example, have sex. Just because you are attracted to someone does NOT mean that you have the right to go to bed with them. That is a special thing that God made for a man and woman to do together WHEN THEY ARE MARRIED, not before. Our culture today pressures teenagers soooooo much into this, that a lot of teenagers do give in to the pressure.

    So yeah, sorry for that super long rant on my part. I can get fired up about what I believe, probably a little TOO much. 😉
    Have a great day!!!
    -Keziah ❤

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