A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
John B. S. Haldane
Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
G. Stanley Hall
You've got to grow up sometime.
Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things.