Too young for expensive phone

SO I was just scrolling through my Instagram the other evening and I came across this video of a girl who looked about nine or 10.

She was doing a makeup tutorial. My initial thoughts were along the lines of “damn this girl’s highlighter is brighter than my future” and “why does she apply makeup better than 95 percent of the people I know?”

But of course once this shock sort of dissipated, I got another shock bigger than the first —“Credit to my new iPhone 6S” flashed onto my screen and I choked on my water, spraying it everywhere.

Here was this small girl at the tender age of 10 with a $1000 phone, while I sat there watching her on my ever-so-stellar, smashed up $100 one.

To say I was in disbelief is the understatement of the century. I was almost dead from the shock. Then I took a moment and realised what a normal occurrence this really is. Almost all the girls at intermediate had these big flashy phones and nearly every year nine I have met has one too.

I am in utter confusion.

My parents have always believed you shouldn’t bother with an expensive phone for a young child because they almost always get broken, what with all the play fights and curbs to trip on.

So here I was perfectly content with this phone and then boom, the world decides to drop that bombshell. I will be honest with you all (no hate on the parents who let their children have these phones) I think this is absolute blasphemy.

These cherubs are being treated to giant expensive devices they have almost no use for. This is probably stemming from my wounded pride and jealousy but still . . . What could these kids even be doing on these phones? No offence but I don’t think it is for capturing the perfect moments that you look at in the future and think what an amazing day that was.

It shouldn’t be for social media because they have a 13-year-old age limit? So why do these young people need phones that cost a small fortune?

Aaaaaah right the games. . . not.

I am quite simply in a disagreement with what is socially acceptable in this day and age. Not that my opinion counts for much as a 15-year-old girl in a small town with a crummy phone but since I live in a free country, I am entitled to this opinion. Since it is easier not to blame my empty pockets I blame society for this outrageous treachery.

I mean way back when I was that age — five whole years ago — we had flip ups as the cool phones, or those Nokia ones with no sim card.

It may not have been that long ago but my goodness how times have changed. I do suppose nowadays children are getting snapchat and facebook young anyway, so I don’t really know why I find it so shocking to find a 10-year-old that not only applies makeup better than me, but also has an iPhone 6S to film it on.

But oh well. I suppose I am the one that needs to get over it. Maybe an upgrade please mum?

SO I was just scrolling through my Instagram the other evening and I came across this video of a girl who looked about nine or 10.

She was doing a makeup tutorial. My initial thoughts were along the lines of “damn this girl’s highlighter is brighter than my future” and “why does she apply makeup better than 95 percent of the people I know?”

But of course once this shock sort of dissipated, I got another shock bigger than the first —“Credit to my new iPhone 6S” flashed onto my screen and I choked on my water, spraying it everywhere.

Here was this small girl at the tender age of 10 with a $1000 phone, while I sat there watching her on my ever-so-stellar, smashed up $100 one.

To say I was in disbelief is the understatement of the century. I was almost dead from the shock. Then I took a moment and realised what a normal occurrence this really is. Almost all the girls at intermediate had these big flashy phones and nearly every year nine I have met has one too.

I am in utter confusion.

My parents have always believed you shouldn’t bother with an expensive phone for a young child because they almost always get broken, what with all the play fights and curbs to trip on.

So here I was perfectly content with this phone and then boom, the world decides to drop that bombshell. I will be honest with you all (no hate on the parents who let their children have these phones) I think this is absolute blasphemy.

These cherubs are being treated to giant expensive devices they have almost no use for. This is probably stemming from my wounded pride and jealousy but still . . . What could these kids even be doing on these phones? No offence but I don’t think it is for capturing the perfect moments that you look at in the future and think what an amazing day that was.

It shouldn’t be for social media because they have a 13-year-old age limit? So why do these young people need phones that cost a small fortune?

Aaaaaah right the games. . . not.

I am quite simply in a disagreement with what is socially acceptable in this day and age. Not that my opinion counts for much as a 15-year-old girl in a small town with a crummy phone but since I live in a free country, I am entitled to this opinion. Since it is easier not to blame my empty pockets I blame society for this outrageous treachery.

I mean way back when I was that age — five whole years ago — we had flip ups as the cool phones, or those Nokia ones with no sim card.

It may not have been that long ago but my goodness how times have changed. I do suppose nowadays children are getting snapchat and facebook young anyway, so I don’t really know why I find it so shocking to find a 10-year-old that not only applies makeup better than me, but also has an iPhone 6S to film it on.

But oh well. I suppose I am the one that needs to get over it. Maybe an upgrade please mum?

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