A typical conversation between two teenagers who were trying to get to know each other: (Well, at least one of them was)
A: What’s your name? I am A.
B: I am B. How old are you?
A: Same as yours I think. You’re 21 am I right?
(Few minutes lapse)
A: You want to grab some drink?
And then, A and B become friends. That is how simple a conversation of youngsters nowadays. To be able to make a connection with a stranger by using that kind of conversation requires high level of understanding and mind reading. That is why we look like a genius; with ruffled hair and probably stinky shirt.
The beauty of language is no longer valued by how your structural sentence or your choice of words was, it is now being judged by how short your sentences could be. For example, my younger brother only nods or shakes his head instead of answering Yes or No. Although it is a very creative way to reduce the emission of heat (heat that released every time you open your mouth to speak) it is kind of annoying when he used his head signal even when he was on the phone. Hello, I am still waiting for your answer!
Some life changing tips about your teenage son's conversation:
- We can do multiple tasking; we can texting and listening to mp3 while do the talking.
- We don’t like older people to listen to our conversation. That is why we usually keep our mouth shut while around them.
- Study or works related subject always a safe ice breaker if you want to get to know a teenager.
- The best way to communicate with us is by texting. We don’t like the eye contact.
- The most hated topic to share with an adult is sex and how to live your life. A big NO.
- A lack of interest in conversation once in a while is likely not much more than we have nothing to say. Take it for what it is.
- What works for a while may stop working eventually. Start over again. We are changing all the time.
This short post was inspired when I attended a family function last Saturday. I saw that other people always complaining how the youth nowadays does not know how to socialize with their peer. If your teenage son does not show above symptoms, do seek advice from the professional. There must be something abnormal about him.
See you again! By the way, do you know that Yoga is banned by Islamic National Fatwa Council? No kidding.