You probably know youths your age who can stay out as late as they want, can wear anything they like, and can go with their friends whenever and wherever it suits them. Perhaps the parents are simply too busy to notice what their children are doing.
The Bible shows that this approach to childrearing will not be successful. (Proverbs 29:15) The lack of love you see in the world is largely due to its self-centered people, many of whom were raised in homes without restraint.—2 Timothy 3:1-5.
Rather than envy youths who are allowed to do as they please, try to see your parents’ rules as evidence of their love and concern for you. By enforcing reasonable limits, they are imitating Jehovah God, who said to his people:
“I shall make you have insight and instruct you in the way you should go. I will give advice with my eye upon you.”—Psalm 32:8.