Trustworthy Teens

Daniel - Madison, Wisconsin
Entered on November 21, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
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Trustworthy Teens

I believe trusting teenagers is a key component in life. Teens that are trustworthy gain confidence, become noticed, and establish themselves in their world.

My experience’s with trust is a mixed bag. I have been trustworthy and I have also been caught on the other side. Not everyone is perfect, we all find ourselves crossing the line. I think it is what we do the next time that really matters.

Teens are trustworthy they only need a chance to prove themselves. Adults should trust kids or just give them a chance. Trust is a two way-street, if adults don’t trust kids they will not give respect back to them. Trust’s two way-street is highlighted by my relationship with my parents. They trust me to be able to stay out later at night and take the responsibility to stay safe. I in turn need to be able to check in with them and come home when at my curfew.

Well there was a few times I did things that my parents didn’t like and they lost all trust in me. I have no freedom right after school I would have to call them and tell them what I was doing. If I didn’t know what I was doing then I had to come home. Keeping the trust real between kids and parents is a really hard thing.

Trust is shaped by many factors I think my friends helped me shape mine. Because if they tell me something that they don’t want anyone else to know. If I tell someone what they told me then they will lose trust for me. Friends are hard judges in our trustworthiness. They tell you like it is and keep you honest about what happens. Some relationships, the important ones trust is vital to keep the relationship true.

If no one trusted anyone there would be so much fighting, everyone would be mad at each other. Trust in teens is important, it helps us to learn about ourselves and it makes us accountable for our actions.