Here are a couple reasons that grownups think teenagers are idiots.
- They know some teenagers
- They were once teenagers themselves
My friends and I did a lot of stupid stuff when I was a teenager, even though there was nothing wrong with most of our brains. I was one of the worst out of my group of stupid friends.
During much of my high school career, the couple years I "took off" afterward, and even into my college years, I made an art form of being irresponsible, unreliable, untrustworthy, and a danger to myself and others. Some of my behavior might have been cute, harmless, and merely frustrating. But driving drunk is in a different category. It's simply indefensible. And I did it. Frequently.