|Reviews for Young Kids These Days|
| Guest 1/4/13 . chapter 1
You my friend have just managed to piss me off. You are the kind of person that drives me mad. I will explain starting from the top. (I do appreciate this as a piece of fiction but I disagree on almost everything in it.)
The technology children use is the same technology now used in most offices, buisnesses, and other workplaces and build a child's familiarity with them thus making them better at using technology than adults. It can also build responsibility because most kids don't have rich parents that will buy them anything they want and as such learn to take care of such things. Dolls and wooden blocks have no such value (except maybe the responsibility) and believe it or not many kids do still play with them. (I know people who didn't throw away their baby dolls and dominoes until they were fifteen.)
Dating is NOT a fitting in thing. I know for a fact because I have had a strong urge to grow up and fit in and I have not yet considered dating. In fact it's a hormonal thing that can start at the age of eight. Cheap rap is a music industry and the music industry is run by adults. Before rap many adults disapproved of their children listening to rock that was "complete rubbish." Think about how you view "cheap" rap and how they viewed rock.
That is both a misunderstanding and psychology thing. I read a children's book about a box and the mother told her son don't open the box and the son got more and more curious everytime she told him and eventually he got so curious he just had to open it. Additionally I have watched psychologists get full grown adults to hit a button that would electrocute a kitten simply by sticking them in the same room as it for five minutes and saying "Don't kill the kitten." (No kittens were actually harmed for kitten wasn't actually hooked up.) Additionally sometimes it is inevitable to break a rule or two. Imagine you were starving and had to feed you family. You may have no choice but to steal.
The "shit you refer to is not the same shit children experience. Children are young and more emotionally unstable. Imagine how a baby cries just because the mother leaves the room. Children can have their closest friends betray them AND their parents not give a fuck about them. I can say that I have had a very rough time just because of my family. (Divorce, sibling rivalry, and also the constant put downs by my sibling laughing at every little thing you do.) Children DO NOT have the same freedom as an adult (which is actually a major problem) and cannot just ask a friend for advice additionally, parents often make it worse. (For different reasons.)
Okay first off, Where do they get weed in the first place. Children barely have any privacy as it is. They do not have the ability to grow or make drugs unless their parents don't give a shit. Also, that is a stereotype. Most kids I know DO NOT smoke, drink, or do any kind of drugs. I cannot say the same about adults. Every week it seems I hear something about that horrible accident from the drunk driver or the dealers busted downtown, or I see the commercials about smoking.
That is a total lie. Currently the average middle school graduate knows about the same amount as a highschool graduate from twentyyears ago. There also isn't many sources children can get their hands on without looking suspicious. (Or being bullied by the people who DO commit suicude and don't survive till adulthood.) On top of that MOST children take part in extracurricular activities that are not required that expand on their experience and knowledge. (They even have to pay for it. In fact the only club I was in was cut off cause a certain adult generation trashed the economy and my school didn't have the funding to pay it's own teachers.)
Everyone want's a better life. You probably just see children as greedy now. Truth is, I wish I could work when I was 10 so that I could go to college but thanks to some child protection law I cannot. (I do take history and I am aware that was a problem many years ago but now working conditions are MUCH safer.
Do you expect us to treat our (what feels like tyranical) rulers as gods or something. Kids are usually concerned with the Trigonometry or Cell Respiration homework they have. In fact most kids that actually have bad manners fall short and commit suicide, be bullies, or just lose all hope in life.
Okay that barely makes sense but now instead of teaching us that, they teach us science, math, history, technology, art, home economics, buissness and personal finance, carpentry, and health.
Honestly, most kids feel miserable. You go to school do work, go home, do more work, deal with their parents hounding them about the grades that they get because they only spend ten hours a day learning. (7 in school, 2 in homework, 1 in studying. Yes, that's true in fact the suggested amount of time studying is 20 minutes PER SUBJECT. Do some math. There's 5-8 subjects in a child's schedule (discluding lunch and study hall) Thats 100 min. (1 hr 40 min) to 160 min (2 hr 40 min.). Additionally they have just as many social life issues as most adults and most adults judge them extremely biasedly. (I have a teacher that erases the answers on my test and replaces them with BS ones. No joke because she can't admit that a student that copies the notes word for word and isn't on her club can get a score above a 73.)
Many kids strive to have a good life but thanks to a select few people in the past cannot lift a finger towards doing anything other than the regular without being slapped back down with "Student Responsibility" which is just an excuse so teachers can pile as much work on you as they want or adults not wanting their kids to walk to the library to get information on something.
A) That isn't at all true. B) Kids that grew up without computers won't know who the paperclip guy in the corner is regardless of their age. C) Most kids don't hold worthless memories like that because of all the information that is crammed in their head on a daily basis.
Some kids (including myself) prefer to study science and math. NOT pop culture.
That has been true for many generations and I have to say my family has only put stress on me outside of the whole taking care of me. (My mom dragged me to therapy when I was twelve because I didn't like to go up to complete strangers about how old I was and where I lived.) Additionally, my siblings do not give a shit until there's real danger. It is nothing but a defensive thing because unlike olden times, your first priority is expected to ALWAYS be school. NEVER anything else. Additionally, kid's literally cannot research how to style hair without their parents knowing about it and want privacy desperately.
Technically in the US they do. You see there's this thing called the bill of rights which is supposed to enable then to have just as many equal rights as adults. "Every man is created equal..." Also the fact that you say that means you think we shouldn't have rights... like slaves. Becareful which road you travel down.
We get no respect, have no authority above anything else, and are shown little empathy within their school life. You have to give something to get something in return. Give respect to get respect.
That is a natural thing to occur to any species and is also caused by, I don't know, the fact that they're under more stress which leaves them with less energy to grow and mature and that their parents only buy them junk food to eat.
You know what, you and your family have nothing to do with this and MY siblings don't let me venture out onto a more narrow part of a mountain path because it's too dangerous.
When someone tells me not to do something I don't do it. In fact it's true for most kids but the only thing adults talk about is the few times they don't which creates this thing called a stereotype. The only rules that are broken ar the ones that are necesary for the satisfaction of an authoritive figure or role model or if they are completely stupid. For example I snuck through the halls of the school during my free period even though it was strictly against the rules because I HAD to make up work for teachers.
The only thing you get for good grades before highschool is not being grounded. After words they ramp up their expectations because you're supposed to be more responsible as adults. Late middle schoolers tend to be just as responsible as adults and then are expected to take more than their max responsibilities.
If someone tells me something they may not want someone else to know I shut the trap. I have to tell you though I have talked people out of their deepest secrets. Do you remember the song "High School Never Ends?" Maybe you should take a look at the lyrics of that. Everyday when I look at the news on Aol I see something about someone getting pregnant or someone dating or someone getting a faceplant. Same thing with magazines. How can you not call that mass gossip. The social chain is extremely important. If you have the right references you can get any job you want.
All the adults I know are biased and will NEVER look at a kid in a positive way unless they are their own children or have some actual connection to them. You cannot ask us to becomes biased bitches and then turn around and tell us to be less biased or judging. (There's this thing called being a hypocrite.)
What does that have to do with kids in now adays?
It doesn't always work out that way.
I respect you courage and individualism. Good luck with that.
Watch your language! (Is that not what adults are always telling their kids?)
Highschool is already a shit pile and unless someone does something about it it's just gunna get worse.
It's called being a nice person. As soon as your out of highschool alot of kids are screwed because they don't have the money to go to college.
It's called being "popular" and the only way to be popular is to be cool.
Technically once you get over 18 you're legally an adult and have almost all the right
| The Golden Orchid 1/3/13 . chapter 1
this is so tragically beautiful. you, my friend, are an amazing writer :)