Do "older" adults understand youngsters? Half an hour ago I received a call from my teacher. It's my 7th this year from the same person. She keeps on calling my house whenever I do something wrong or she doesn't like. Everytime I'd missed an assignment she calls me. It's not because I don't want to, it's because at that time I find something better to do. I'm fully aware of consequences, grades and the like. I don't want to spend all my time doing a single homework from a single subject, I want to enjoy the life. Why should I give out all I can just to receive a good place in a grave yard? She doesn't understand nor I do. She doesn't draw conlusions from events nor I do. She keeps on calling me, but haven't she noticed that I didn't change? I keep on doing the same thing, and she keeps on telling me the same thing and that I do the same thing everyday. The same thing everyday is not about homework, is about my notebook, and lunch. Although I know her reason, and logic, I don't know why she doesn't care about others' feelings. She has already hurted me more than most of the people. At the beginning, nobody participated, she'd been getting angry every single day, yelling, screaming, trying to take a revange, and seeing that, I tried to participate to save her day, make it happy and don't spoil it by acts of others. I'd answered her every question, and sometime given some opinions, what did I receive instead? A home call, that I pretend to be too smart and to know everything. After all, I hadn't had even a notion of being "smarter" than others. I kept talking to her, and trying to show her that I'm different than she thinks, it didn't work out. From then not only whenever I didn't do the homework I received a call, but also whenever I didn't participate and didn't answer her questions. I don't have such problems with other teachers. I might even say, I have good relationships with teachers, most of them are my school friends, except for her. We talk, but she doesn't listen to me. She tried to put other teachers against me, and It worked out for a while. Teachers really thought that I'm a cynic and selfish person. Then well, maybe though I don't see such trait inside me, I really am that? It's alright now, it's all fixed, but it hurts, it hurts a lot. I can't withstand misunderstanding of my personality, because it brings towers down within a few seconds. After all she's a good teacher. Some people are just driven by stereotype, and stereotypical reasons, not understanding the true sense at all. I may as well say that similar thing happens with my parents, and grandmas/pas They don't understand. Why older adults don't understand and learn from youngster? Do they think they know better, or are masters of youths? Will there ever be time when we start learning from each other, no matter of physical, mental appearance, age, gender? After all we're all alike, although not the same.