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The Eclectic Pen - Whatever.

By: Cecilia K. (ccbyrd)  
Date Submitted: 11/27/2010
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs » Family & Childhood
Words: 544


Ok,I'm old...65 to be exact.In this society,that makes me ignorable.
But I won't be quiet until Im dead,and maybe not then, either.I have
lots of beefs with this unbalanced world we live in,and I wont swallow
them, like old people are told to do.
We live in a youth centered,egotistical,self-important,entitlement for "me", world.
Here, we try to believe that the world should be fair,pointed in OUR direction anyway,
and that everything revolves around us,our opinions and wants. If it doesn't,we cry
like babes,and run screaming to whatever God we "say"we believe in,or our therapist,or
our Mommies or senators.
We have become quite the bunch of Whiners.
We don't want our kids to watch sex on TV,but we WILL let them watch murder and mayhem.
Married couples have "his money" or "hers"...they apparently haven't figured out the
partnership part of marriage.That is easy to understand tho,because marriage is every bit
as disposable as their lawnmowers and toasters have become.

Most of our children are a mess too, when you look at them closely.They have been brought
to believe that anyone who even smiles at them is a possible child molester,and everyone
who doesn't is evil. They are rude,unmannered and generally have a sense of entitlement,
promoted even more by school, who rewards little Johnny with a medal for "trying"...Well,
we wouldn't want his feelings to be hurt,would we? And it is certain that everyone in
his life will always treat him this way,eh?No wonder Lil Johnny ends up working 5 jobs
In 3 months.His bosses aren't nice to him!So,he sits on the couch,playing video games
while Mom and Dad support him til he's thirty.
Mom and Dad wonder where they failed.It is pretty depressing alright.But the Doc will
refill their meds and they will cope.They have to, because it takes both of them working
to provide for their families,and pay for other people to raise their kids for them.
But life is hard and even tho they want less government,they sure wish the government
would send that check.

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Amy W. (amylynnikins) - 11/30/2010 11:16 AM ET
Wonderful observations. Felt many of these things myself at times. Any ideas on solutions?
Kerry M. (eduman) - 11/30/2010 11:48 PM ET
damn... pretty powerfull but so negative. not to say these observations aren't accurate but I'd like to see your efforts observing the inverse of this work.
forensicdna - 12/5/2010 7:20 PM ET
right on target Cecilia.
Trish B. (tbecker) - 12/7/2010 8:31 AM ET
A++ Really liked this. It is fairly accurate of what I think of this world now days, also.
Suzanne S. (noonesfool) - 1/12/2011 12:56 PM ET
Oh my God. Noone could have said this better. Our world has become exactly this and unfortunately noone is willing to say it. Thank you for an honest read!!!!!!!
J - 2/22/2011 10:47 PM ET
Wow! You hit the nail on the head. I've had some of these same thoughts myself.
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