Have you ever clicked on a "Goodbye JU" article, and it was from someone you didn't even know blogged here?
I did, today. She (I think) said that she had been here for awhile, and she was going somewhere else because "All there is to it is a bunch of overly sensitive people who need to get a life." Hmmmm....
I find it very offending when a teenager (again I am assuming this after shuffling through her old articles) tells mature (in most cases) people that they need to get a life. Perhaps I am a dying breed (the martyr trumpets are sounding...), but I do my best to respect those that are older than me. Granted, at times it gets hard when there is someone that is only a few years older, but all the same I do try.
So why is it so hard for teens that are just a little bit younger than me to be so disrespectful? Why do they believe that they are entitled to everything, without working for anything? And is it society, or is it parents?
Society tells kids (young teens in particular) that they are just as good as adults. They should be allowed to have all the sex and money they want, all the toys, all the frills, but it doesn't say that adults work for their things. Adults pay bills, and have jobs.
Is it the fact that most parents are working, so they aren't around to teach manners? I don't understand where parents allow kids get off laughing and punching each other at a funeral, in church, or some such situation. Kids will be kids, but isn't there a line to draw between being a kid, and being downright disrespectful? Not teaching a child to respect others will cause them to completely disrespect you, because they don't know how to respect.