We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
There is a point in every young person's life when you realize that the youth that you've progressed through and graduate to some sort of adulthood is equally as messed up as where you're going.
You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.
To an adolescent, there is nothing in the world more embarrassing than a parent.
Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.