This is a 14 year old?!? Jesus, he's right. We don't give kids enough credit or freedom! (I'm not sure I was that mature at 18).
From: KMO <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Rhonda Chapman <email@example.com> Date: Thursday, April 29, 1999 9:28 PM
Subject: [Fwd: Re: virus: alienated youth]
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: Re: virus: alienated youth
>Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 22:39:28 -0400
>From: amir <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To agree with Dr. Sebby, I think the answer lies in the fact that
>>children are not taken seriously in our society. Instead of yeilding
>>control of their lives over to them, parents and schools generally try
>>to do TO THEM what they consider best. A common response to
>>systematic coercion is rebellion.
>RIGHT ON!!! as a 14 year old i EASILY understand what youre saying.
>control freak i live it every day! my cd title is "i am not disturbed"
>idea behind which, is anyone my age declaring it is *clearly* the
>opposite... i write about adolescence often (ive won an essay
>on such a topic) and ive come to the conclusion that what "matters" and
>what is "best" for me is entirely arbitrary. if my decisions arent the
>best for me in the long run, why should i believe that anyone else's
>decision is the best for me? if nothing i do has any bearing on the
>rotating of the world, then why do anything at all?
>most teenagers let such problems float by and surround themselves with
>artificial happiness (sports, sex, music, parties, drugs & alcohol).
>teenagers are completely submissive to anything which which they are
>(girls in particular). some teenagers go to extreme lengths to appease
>their parents/teachers in an attempt to gain (arbitrary) respect. few
>teenagers have a real (worthwhile) goal and are usually disappointed by
>lack of support and convictions of parents. ive found some facets of my
>life where i can take slight control: if my parents ever refuse to drive
>anywhere i tell them to petition to the state legislature to lower the
>90 percent of what i do is to prove wrong the people that say i cant do
>it... 9 percent is for selfish purposes... the other 1 percent is for
>other peoples benefit...
>~the great tinkerer
> - order my cd!!!