posted on Jun, 2 2004 @ 11:21 PM
Whats the go with people under 25 being treated as second class citizens? I work hard, i pay taxes i act responsibly (where needed) and yet people
still want to look at me like i'm still some kid. Fair enough i'm only 19 (20 on saturday, happy birthday to me! Send presents!) but what the # do
you have to do to prove yourself. If i live in some third world country i would've been viewed an adult years and years ago!
Why so angry you ask? Well currently i am looking for a new house with two friends of mine. One is 23 one is 21. I have been out of home for 6 months
and the other two for a couple of years now. We all have good rental history and have jobs. Yet we have been declined for so many houses (i've lost
count) because the landlords dont want males under 25 living in their houses.
That to me is discrimination, if the landlord blocked me coz i'm asian and one of my friends is mexican we could sue on the gorunds of discrimination
but because he;s discriminating against males under 25 its ok. Its not just that, my inusrance for my car is $1500 a year coz i'm a male under 25, if
i was female or over 25 it would be $1000 max! Its bull#, but of course us young males dont have any rights at all and to discriminate against us is
I'm getting sick of the middle aged generation expecting me to act responsible and mature, then despite how much i work and act responsible they turn
around and treat me like # coz i'm under 25 and male. Now this isnt an attack on middle agers, its an attack on the way society percieves the youth.
I used to be an anti-society punk, i've calmed down a bit and accepted society for what its is... lately though the feelings have been welling up
inside me that society does stink. What do i need to do to prove to a landlord that i am responsible enough to pay his rent and look after his house.
I have references from work, from family friends, from my current agen, from my housemate, i have given proof that i earn more than many people twice
my age, i have proven i have a good credit rating... what else do you want? my soul! Being young is fun and i'm not going to bother trying to be
mature or responsible untill people treat me with the respect a responsible mature young adult deserves!