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kendall jenner shares her thoughts on youth

for wall street journal mag.

by Marc Smith

If 2014 was the year Kendall Jenner became a top model, then it looks like 2015 will introduce us to Kendall Jenner: Voice of a Generation. Thanks to WSJ Magazine, Jenner, along with other not-as-young luminaries like soccer goalie Tim Howard and non mom goalie Goldie Hawn, was able to share her thoughts on "Youth," which was the subject for their recurring feature, "The Columnists." At this juncture, a lot of people might be tempted to make fun of the 19 year old for trying to, you know, express herself, because girls who parlay a career as a reality star into a career as a model aren't supposed to be thinking humans. But Jenner is a young person, which immediately makes her qualified to speak on the subject. Here's what she had to say: 

“I feel like I grew up too fast a long time ago. Having older siblings, you grow up around adults, so you mature more quickly. I saw my sisters and parents working every day, so I was pretty much brought up to be a workaholic. But I just turned 19 a couple weeks ago, and I’m scared to be 20—it’s the first step out of being a teenager. My sister Khloé always says to me and my younger sister, Kylie: You have your whole life to be an adult but only so long to be a kid. And we get it. In the right situations, I try to be as immature as I can sometimes—react to things as if I were 12. You can’t take things too seriously. I just laugh thinking about my dad being a teenager, partying. It’s the funniest thing. And it makes me think—what am I going to be like when I’m 65?”

So what do you think?  Pretty normal stuff for a pretty normal girl (ha).