I initially felt sad about the kid but following the end of the series I came to realize how much I hated him. He had so little redeeming qualities, he was dumb, pissy, a coward, a walking liability... I would have felt more sympathetic towards him if he wasn't always giving me lip for no reason.
"Ben I agree, you should tell Kenny. Just not now, not while we're on a super dangerous mission."
"Yeah, I feeeeel you bro."
Yeah, yeah he's just a kid blablah. I'm 17, a year younger than Ben, and I can honestly say that in those situations I wouldn't be as dumb as Ben. It's true that I don't know what I'd be like, I'd probably be a mess, but I know I wouldn't:
A. Take the axe out of the door
B. Wouldn't make deals with bandits by myself
C. Wouldn't confess to a crime right when zombies are moments away from killing us
I'd also at least try to be respectful, especially after everything that I done. Literally the only time I liked Ben was when he talked back to Kenny. Every other time he was sitting there quietly killing everyone.
"Ben, where's Clementine?!"
"HOW SHOULD I KNOW! God."
"Don't call me small."