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Who has the most influence on teenagers when they make decisions?

Asked at Hastings, 1900 W. 23rd St. on February 28, 2005

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“I would say if the teenager has a close and trusting relationship with their parents, then they do. Otherwise it’s peer influence.”

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“Probably other teenagers, because they aren’t going to listen to their parents or anyone else who is older than them.”

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“Their friends or just the cool people at school. They are just trying to be part of a group, and if you can’t be the cool kids, you can at least act like them.”

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“I think their friends do because you are with them all the time, and they influence you in a lot of ways.”


simple_simon 13 years, 3 months ago

Wow! Two people from Bishop Seabury Academy! Now what are the chances of that happening, I ask you?! Huh? (BTW, I wonder what the yearly tuition is there? Anybody know?)

Who has the most influence on teenagers? I don't know. Probably some loser from one of those so-called "reality shows" on TV. I just remember back in the 1980's it was Joe Camel and Spuds McKenzie. Ahhh!.....Now, see.......Those were the days, my friend! Those were the days! A loveable-looking pooch sitting there on the television screen, sandwiched between two well-endowed hotties pushing booze......and a bad boy camel wearing sunglasses and a leather jacket on the pages of a magazine, puffing away on a cigarette while playing pool!

Yep! Those sure were the glory days of "child corruption", weren't they??!!

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