I completely agree and empathize. Being a teenager was hard, but not in the way that the adults in my life seemed to think it was difficult at the time. I am (thankfully!) far beyond me teenage years now, but this poem still resonates with me. I think it speaks not only to the angst of teenage years, but to the zeitgeist of an age. I work with teenagers now every day, and I don't see them as children to talk down to, but as young adults to nurture, teach logic, history, and critical and abstract thinking, and then listen to their ideas. I think that is too often brushed aside in society and education.