Philosophical Musings

Philosophical Musings

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Teenage Wasteland

The most profound mysteries of life are condensed for teenagers by their parents. This list has what they say, first, then what they are trying to teach.

1. The world doesn't owe you a living.
Reality perception.

2. Close the door.. did you grow up in a barn?
Conservation of resources.

3. Because its my house & while you live here you will do as i say.
The golden rule.. those who have the gold make the rules. Reality perception.

4. If you can't say something nice, keep your mouth shut.
Interpersonal socializing. The original golden rule.

5. Money doesn't grow on trees.
Reality perception. Conservation of resources.

6. Eat your food.. there are children starving in India who would be thrilled to have what you do.
Conservation of resources.

7. So if your friend jumps off a cliff, you will too?
Independent thinking, interpersonal socializing. Resisting peer pressure.

8. Be nice to your sister.
Blood is thicker than water. We are family. Interpersonal socializing.

9. Wait until you get to the real world.
Perception of reality.

10 When are you going to grow up?
Perception of reality.

These are just a few of the more common sayings that parents say to their teenagers. Most kids roll their eyes when they hear these things, but then when they become parents, say the exact same thing!

But for the past few decades, some of the 'teenage truths' have been lost. Young people start to believe the opposite. Schools TEACH the opposite. They teach entitlement, pleasing peers, & a distortion of reality. We are becoming caught in a vicious circle of puberty as a nation, unclear about reality & how life really works. Now, we have this list being promoted as 'truth'.
1. The world owes you a living.
2. You deserve to have fun, play, & do what you want, with no repercussions.
3. 'Repercussions' is too big of a word. 'no one giving you any shit' is more adolescent.
4. Education, knowledge, & hard work is for nerds, not cool hipsters. We are here to party, not work.
5. Money grows on trees. The govt can just print it & hand it out.
6. Mob rule is cool. Together the hip can rule the squares.
7. Teenage angst & insecurity is a lifelong condition.
8. Knowledge, logic, & common sense is boring. Emotion, hysteria, & drama is the bomb.
9. Life is a party. Live it up. Now is the time to have fun.
10. Reality shows portray reality.

Do these smell like teen spirit? While teens have always been self absorbed, confused, & ravaged with hormones & conflicting messages, the new role models of permissivism take them down a path of entitlement & selfish pursuit. Consideration, respect, & other traditional human virtues are largely forgotten by the new progressive parent. The governmental 'village' has taken charge, & has emasculated fathers & promoted the destruction of the nuclear family. Social policy has nuked the family, & we are building a generation of spoiled dependents, who think the world owes them a living. There are many exceptions, but the sociopath used to be the exception, & the hard working young person was the norm. It is becoming reversed, fueled by taxpayer funded propaganda centers.

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