It is really disheartening when they carry all the baggage of high school breakups into adulthood.
Those who cannot find the courage to let their painful past go tend to have low self-esteem and find it hard to trust anyone who approaches them.
It is a fun period in life, because teenagers have no sense of responsibility apart from studying. They start forming groups with other like-minded individuals.
Geeks form their reading clubs, musicians form bands, athletes build teams, actors hone their crafts in theater clubs, journalists are busy running the school magazine etc.
Teenagers rarely talk about their feelings to anyone else, except their close friends.
So, most of them have to soak up all the pain of their heartbreaks.
Our parents loosen their grips a bit on the rules and we therefore experiment a lot during this period. I met my best friends in high school and we still keep in touch up to now.
And when we find ourselves in hot water, everyone will always come to our aid and proclaim, “But, they are just teenagers. They will soon grow up.” So, we get away with a lot during this period. We would go to all types of parties, graduation parties, themed parties, home coming parties and house parties.
The allies come to the aid of their comrades and they are able to ward off threats.
Rivals are the competitors, who will strive to take away anything from you, for instance, your popularity, your girlfriend or even your lunch money. When they are dealt a heavy blow, they have to get up and move on. This is the time people become acquainted with the concept of love.