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Are there any teens on this site?

I ask this because I am a 17 year old frustrated by her old habits. It's summer and I can admit to having many idle days sitting in front of my computer, bored. So bored as I am, I often resort to FB (facebook), which as great as it CAN be, ends up becoming a forum for complaints, beauty affirmation, and simply things that aren't that fulfilling.

Are there any teens on this site that share the same disappointment. I wish FB was more of a place where I could share my ideas with friends...

That's why I love this site, but I just have to know how many teens are cruising around this site?


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  • Aug 2 2012: Hey, I am 14 and Im so grateful I saw this conversation before it ended up in 4 days, 18 hours and 38 minutes. I thought I was the only strange girl in this whole world that liked things besides facebook or instagram. I watch every week the new talks that appear and get impressed of the amazing people that stands on that scenary every day, I just want to be one of them. Your comment sounded extremely familiar to me and in some way I felt Im not alone, somewhere, thousands of kilometers from me there are teenagers who feel wierd for liking their dad´s talks app. Im chilean.
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      Aug 2 2012: Ignacia,
      You are not alone, and it's ok to be considered "strange" by some people, if that means you are really exploring the life experience. I've been "strange" for a very long time, and I'm loving it!!! Welcome to TED:>)

      BTW, I don't even know what "instagram" is....that's how "strange" I am....LOL:>)
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      Aug 2 2012: Ignancia, neither of my daughters had Facebook accounts until they were at university. Many young people are interested in ideas and not interested in light chit chat.

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