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Why are young girls in a hurry to grow up?

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3 years ago by Ayo in Lifestyle > Other

Today whilst at work, I served a mother and her 12-year-old daughter. Now when I say 12-year-old some of these words may come to mind: bubbly; playful; child; curious. All in all, the image of a young (small) person who hasn’t yet hit puberty.

That is not what I saw.

Not only did this kid have A LOT of make up on, but her outfit of the day was too mature for her age and I saw too much flesh to believe she was only twelve.

Now I say I served this child and her mother. I might as well say I served just the mother since she was the only one giving me any eye contact. The 12-year-old was too busy looking at her IPhone 5 – YES! IPhone 5!!!

My first ever phone can only be described as a ‘brick’. I was 13-years-old and my new phone had no colour and only one game installed. The main purpose of the phone was to keep the one contact saved within the phone happy and knowledgeable of my whereabouts i.e. MUM!

What happened to kids reading books/comics or just wanting to play outside? Technology can't be the only reason can it? What about the choice of clothing?

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Gerard Vandervegt

Saw the movie 'her' last night. It shows people, at some unspecified time in the near future, having conversations with their phone, and starting relationships with their 'Operating Systems'. Quite bizarre, mostly because it was so easy to imagine. Recently I heard the true story of a guy who after having been in a coma for a decade was re-introduced to society. When asked what difference he saw between today and the world he remembered from a decade back, he said 'Everyone seems depressed. And everyone is looking down at their phone'.

3 years ago by Gerard Vandervegt

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alishahans19

Technology isn't the only reason but it is a major one, and so is people perception. what they see on TV and what they read online. Things have changed and when we were kids our parent/ grandparents would look at us and be concerned that we were using a device that would give us brain tumour - the fact that they were bricks was irrelevant.
I would magazines are probably the cause of the strange clothing - even at 19 I can't see it being okay for me to wear three coats of make up to go buy coffee!
Teen mags like Seventeen and even the likes of Vogue have a very blurred vision of girls and humans in general that they give out - its all about influences what they read what they see.

3 years ago by alishahans19

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