Universal Teenage Experience?
September 23, 2006 10:42 PM Subscribe
Are teenagers the same around the world and through all cultures?
posted by five fresh fish to Society & Culture (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Y'know, teenagehood, that horrible time of your life when e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. is the Biggest Trauma Ever. That overly dramatic stage that, as far as I've ever heard, everyone goes through... at least in Canada.
Now, I'm pretty sure you Americans and British et al have a similar sort of teenaged life: Adrian Mole and so on...
...but do kids growing up in a pygmy tribe in Papua New Guinea go through the same thing? Are they rebellious? Refuse to... hunt? Get married? Eat pig? Do they make music their parents dislike? Invent a teen language?