I found Mortified Nation on Netflix. The documentary shows adults reading journals or diaries they wrote as teenagers.
I was constantly laughing during the show. I wasn’t laughing at the person, instead I was laughing at how they believed the world to be as teenagers and at how I also had many of those same ideas. In a way, I was also laughing at myself.
I forgot what it was like to be a teenager. I forgot how scary it was to have all those first time experiences. I forgot how confused I was about how to survive in this world.
The documentary ends with a reminder: We are all freaks, we are all fragile, and we all survived.