From a personal standpoint, during the teenage years there were a lot of advices from the adults regarding social responsibilities and family expectations. Discussion about individual freedom was often misjudged to be towards doing something irresponsible. This article genuinely tries to explain about the social construction and how to develop language. The final thoughts of the author seemed agreeable as it brings to light that not all people are the same and how they are often taken lightly by adults across the cultures.
In reality, the peer groups and the friends that I had met were a group of people were trying to build friendships and trying to find out who they are as a person. Each individual in this life stage wants to have a sense of identity and is in the process of understanding themselves. This is hard for the bilingual students who have to live two kinds of lives. This was clearly pointed out in the article. This was a sense of relief in some ways.
The adjectives that would be used to refer to this article would be empathy, understanding and individuals-identity. The classroom activities and the article together can be described as to the ways in which it makes a person assume about the current social constructions. The positives and the negatives of the situation are clearly elucidated in this article.
To summarize, adolescence is a life stage. The society however attributes or groups all the individuals into this life stage as having the same kinds of needs. In reality they are all individuals trying to shape their original identity. It was felt that this article was a genuine empathetic article that probes into the actual nuances of language development and the development of slangs.