Evidence shown in our country, a fourteen year girl has been married. Her name is Fitri Widyaningrum. The difference age between Fitri Widyaningrum and his husband is 7 years older. Their ceremony has been going on for 2 years which means, her age is 16 years. Now she has been pregnant for 6 months for her first child. The condition in her village (Menganti road lakarsantri district Indonesia), didn’t show any pressure and no argument about Fitri decision.
Her decision to get married was not taken by her but supported by her parents. She said that it’s because we were bond like each other that make her married. Her decision was also supported by her parents, because her parent didn’t want Fitri to be pregnant before married. From there she married and announce as husband and wife by the Head of religion. Having married at young age means having more responsibility as housewife. This may be the reason why people allow children to marry at young age. For those who has been married there their responsibility is finding job. Fitri follows her mother job which is a nanny. While his husbad work at the stove factory for 30 dollar a week.
In her village, marrying in young age is common. As proof there are 3 people there that have been married in young age. Fitri's sister, named Eka also married in her young aged. Her sister has been married for 8 years and has 1 child. Both of them (Fitri and her sister) mention that they have been lectured by their teacher and friends weren't married at young aged, however since they liked each other, the facts make them thinking that marrying is the best way to solve their problems
Of course marrying at young age has some consequences. The consequence that both Fitri and Eka took was, they couldn’t play as much as what they did in the past years. Also they didn’t have the time to chat with their friends, because both of them are in different way of life. They can’t afford achieving their dreams because they haven’t finished their school yet. Though Fitri used to dream to have her own tailor business while her sister dream's was to be a pharmacist.
They dreamed to have more time to learn in school yet now they can’t afford to do that because their times are limited. No more times to play because they have been married. They can't afford to achieve their dream because their responsibilities in their hand are too huge now as married people. In fact, they feel that they took the right choices yet they paid enough for those choices.
To investigate the topic we have chosen, we know there are many people who affect on teenagers choices. We surveyed 50 teenagers, from inside and also outsides of our country. Teenagers have their own opinion about their life. 15 of the correspondence come from the foreign country Australia, India and even Brazil.
For the foreign correspondence, we use think quest as the media of the survey. One of the correspondence is Raunak s which come from India, Alex s (On my site), and many other else. Based on their opinion they said that they have no problem with their life, in the other word they enjoyed their life very much. But may be, sometimes there are times where they found it hard to make their choices. But from the support from their friends, and parents, they could get through it.
For the other 35 correspondence that we surveyed, came from Indonesia. Of course there were times when they think their life isn’t good enough. That’s why we held this survey to know the choices they face, especially people who effect their actions. The questions that we asked to the 100 correspondents were:
First: How is your life, in your opinion? (Bad/ Good)
Second: What are the problems in your life? (With Teacher, friends, Parents, etc.)
Third: Who affect you in making your choice? (Religion, friends, parents, etc.)
..Survey 1 Graph..
This graph explain about the result of survey.
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Based on the data we collected, we now know about the characteristic of teenager’s life. Lots of teenagers did not enjoy their life now. There are many reasons that makes them feel bad about their lives.
An example came from my friend, in Indonesia. She hates her life because there are too many personal problems to face with. Such as problems with friends, problems with parents, high standards achievement at school, and last but not least school works. Her life was good before she entered the high school, since then she felt a lot of pressure from all of her surrounding.
From the major correspondence, most of the teenage did not enjoyed their life. This is cause of school works, such as homework, bad mark, and many other things relates to school. problems with friends, problems with parents, and also problems with teacher could also impact on the factor of dislikeness of life. But the most common issues that teenagers faces is problems with their friends. There are times where we were confuse about what choices that we should choose. Many people said the a good choices is where when you are happy with that choices. Is that quotes could make sure that you are walking on the right path?
Sometimes teenagers though which way is right and wrong. There are times when we face a hard choice we need to make. But we cannot delay the choice that we need to make, we usually asked friends, parents and other to make the right choice for s. But the last choice is up to you where you made up your mind. Teenagers sometimes did not make their own decisions, 45% of the teenager’s choices effect from their friends
But after the investigation we found out that there are some teenager who really enjoyed their life. Most of the teenager that were enjoying their life comes from foreign country.They said they enjoyed their life now and then.
Agnes Monica, this name should be pretty familiar around Indonesia, and even around the world. She is a famous dancer, actress, presenter, advertisment model, and also singer. She started her career as an actress of a film. Day by day her fame started to increase. Not only as an actress but also as a singer and also a dancer. She even made her own album. Her name spreaded in to some country, and she got the chance to play a drama with one of Taiwan's famous actor name Jerry Yan.
She not only succeed on her career, but also on her study. She made sure that she has a proper education, she entered one of the most famous university in Indonesia.
From her career she received many awards such as the Panasonic awards on the 2002. For her study she is also succeed she joined the poem competition.
Fitri Vs. Agnes Monica
From the story above we could observe that Agnes Monica is different from our interviewee, Ms. Fitri and Ms. Eka. They (Ms. Eka, and Ms. Fitri) spend their young life getting married, and working hard to help their living. Their dream is to be richer and to open their own shop. The aim is to be wealthier, so they don't have a really bad economic issue on their new family.
Different than Agnes Monica, she wants to have the best education, to have great jobs. She looks at the future very well, and has no intention to married yet although now she's 22 years old. She think that in this age she have many things to do doesn't have to married yet.