Tuesday, May 1, 2012

They are watching us

There is  power that is connected to names and words which if they are not carefully chose can be very damaging to a person psyche. Some young people these days don't yet realize how their name and reputation can and/or will almost supersede their true person. They may be judged and characterized by the use of youthful and energetic vernacular. Going around town just saying what you feel just 'cause you want to can be the very reason that you end up in the situations that comes your way. I'm not trying to blame any victims my point is directed more towards the fact that being youthful in age doesn't give you the right to be ignorant;  blissful ignorance doesn't apply here.

What happened to the times when young people were afraid to say curse words in public, too afraid of being overheard and get themselves into trouble? That's how it used to be but nowadays it seems to be the opposite, children as young as 8 years old are coming out of their mouths with words that grown folks shouldn't even say and will cuss you out with no hesitation. Just no respect at all, why? Where did all of the self hatred come from and when did not loving yourself become so popular! Everybody walking around screw facing each other, calling one and the other violent and emotionally provoked names. What does anyone get out of behaving that way besides a false sense of strength and honor by other losers.

Much to their defense, I have to take into account the fact that there may be a strong influence of this type of behavior within their own households. I'd say to those parents, grandparents, and aunts/uncles, you MUST do better. They are watching us so stop teaching our little ones how to disrespect themselves and how to verbally belittle others around them. Instead, teach them acceptable problem solving skills that will not result in the reduction of their character.  

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