minecraftsmurf, on 06 July 2012 - 02:05 AM, said:
All I can say, as I am too tired to continue brain storming, is that our society is trying to breed a 'protected' generation that is going to Fail when they realize that the real world... is not all fun and games nor is it 'protected.'
You remember a time period (I'm not sure because of your age,) that if you did something in school you was beat down in the school by the teacher and then your parents later on? That you respect your elders and in turn they respected you? That other people could whoop your kids if they acted up and you was whooped by your own parents later on?
Now it's different because of people. Because of sex offenders in your own family, you can't trust your uncle your aunt, not even your husband because they might molest your daughter or even your son. Because of people abusing kids, you can't even whoop your own kid in this state without going to jail. People don't want you to be "touching their kids," but it's fine for them to do whatever you want while they sit there and watch?
When I was younger I was jumped on by four kids in the girl's washroom, beat down til my face was blue, and had about 25-50 dollars stolen from me for a school trip. Now when I told the teacher they did nothing; the principle did nothing. Even when my parents came up there the bully's parents just comment that I deserved it for being a "weak nerd." Mind you I fought back but guess what? They still messed with me and consider me weird just because I wasn't into rap and I drew. I ended up changing schools.
This generation is sad. You can't go into school without worrying about being shot at among other things. Parents are not "protecting," they are just getting lazy and more self centered and selfish because of the times. If you use a video game to watch your kids and then complain how the game is influencing your kid then you have a problem.
I don't agree with you Sent. This country just has issues and it's a culture thing. There is nothing wrong with helping people.
The problem is that parents are raising kids in ignorance and in turn the kids are doing whatever they want and when they become adults they either get spoiled, stupid, selfish, or just plan "children with adult bodies." If you are 50 something years old and you think the only way you can live in life is by using men for money and you shouldn't work, then there was some issues with your parents there.
Many parents use the school to raise them until they 'touch,' the kid, then they go off about their baby and what not. They send them off so they can smoke weed, use drugs, whatever or they use some other influence like tv or video games.
Beating the people bulling you butts doesn't work 100%; they could just shoot you after school. You was lucky; I remember this girl in high school that did
try to shoot me and my friend with a gun when I tried to defend myself and him. No matter what I did the bullies loved to pick on me until I exploded. They thought it was a hoot that someone who was "a quiet snob," would go off. I even threw a desk at this boy and he still messed with me. I fought with the biggest kid in my senior class and they still threw food at me. Nothing worked; I was surprised I didn't fail high school from fighting so much and/or ditching to play yugioh.
Some kids are afraid to defend themselves because they don't want to die and it's very easy to die if you fight against a bully and people simply don't trust or believe anyone anymore, not even their own children. You don't know if they have a knife or are going to stab you, shoot you, etc. It's sad because fights used were 1 vs 1 with your fights. Now it's you vs. ten of your buddies and you don't know if they have bats or golf clubs or knives or what. Then if they keep doing it you get overwhelm and when you get overwhelmed you get desperate, which is why people bring weapons and kill said bullies or themselves, or anyone that wasn't there to "help them in their mind to this breaking point." Sad thing is that it could be prevented but once again the self centered mentality!
America is a superpower; if China had the resources like us, well they would go toe to toe with us. The reason why we haven't been nuked out the water is because of this and because a few countries did and failed due to bad timing and resources. Some people are not stupid despite history. I mean seriously, who can really go against our country and win/take over? Some tried but due to economic issues they can't. But that's a different matter all together.
This post has been edited by The Fujoshi: 10 July 2012 - 08:08 PM