Societal standards regarding values and behavior, as well as premises for judgment of others have shifted over the past century greatly to reflect the thinking and acting styles of teenagers through popular musical and social media influence. While on one end it is empowering to the youth, it also has the downside of discouraging acceptance of age and maturity among many. We should be more careful about how much we let kids influence society, amirite?
The scene of popular music is held mostly by popularized and famed teenagers or slightly older, collegiate-age people. This has made them the idols of society and made it seem like a bad thing to be mature, wise, and older. This, of course, is not ubiquitous, but is prominent to varying extents throughout (I can only really say American, since I don't know about elsewhere) culture. I don't think it's healthy to have a single age portrayed as the best- each has their own merits in balance with consequences, and each needs to be embraced without shame and denial. I think empowering teens is generally beneficial, but not when it makes people of all other ages attempt to emulate what they see in false idols, which is why we need to take less influence from social media and music stars.