Amidst the ongoing global health crisis, it's easy to become overwhelmed with fear, anger, and anxiety. Sometimes, in an effort to combat the constant barrage of stressors, it helps to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and think back to the carefree days of being a teenager. Many may remember those long nights sitting in front of your family's only computer, chatting away with friends worried about nothing more than math homework and how to beat your pals at Street Fighter II.
It's easy to look back at those days and laugh at how our teenage problems paled in comparison to those of adulthood, but by doing so, we forget the moments that helped to shape who we are today. While a friend moving to a different city might seem nothing more than a minor bummer to us now, the scope of our world was much smaller when we were younger due to a certain naiveté, and similar occurrences related to growing up packed a significant emotional punch.