I hate it here: part 1
There is a famous quote that goes "children are the future". I was never happy about this one but sadly had to agree that it is inevitable. However, thanks to the simplicity of a famous cartoon, the quote was finished with "unless we stop them now". Everyday I find myself repeating this not as a personal mantra, but as a way to sum up how I witness today's youth aspiring to be all the nothing they can be. I sit, in a Spanish class. The teacher has decided that due to our knowledge of the words for the body parts that we should draw. "I want you to draw a new species and label the body parts in Spanish." *awkward silence from the class* "Does anyone know what the word species means?" I scoff and mutter of course, and apparently, I was the only one.
Twenty-Two kids all 15 years of age do not know the definition of a simple word, nor had they even heard of it. Who can blame them? What with their hobbies taking up all or their time. Common pastimes amongst today's youth being: -Castrating the English Language This one I see far too often, mainly with texting, facebook, and basically everything written down by these fiends. I would mind so much if it was just a simple extra or missing letter due to their fingers fumbling, but no, instead of asking or looking up how to spell the word, they just decide: "it's a game! try to figure out what the eff I'm trying to say!" Some simple examples: "Whats the point of lieng where does it get you? Nowhere" This one is a little tough at first, but then you realize that there is a new endangered species known as the 'apostrophe'. What it meant to say: "What's the point of lying? Where does it get you? Nowhere." "Learn to forget the past, so it doesnt mess with the Present." This one is a lot easier. The only problems I can find are the lack of apostrophe and the fact that 'Present' is capitalized. It seems like you will survive a bit longer than the rest of the apes. "I tink I'm havin a brain cramp!! is tat even possible?" Ah, these types. The ones that are allergic to the letter 'h' unless it starts a word. I almost have to salute these teenagers who, despite having basic spelling hammered into their brains, still remain vigilant in their constant battle against sometimes silent letters. Fall in a well and die. "is gonna be soar from strength training soon should prolly do some yoga!! :D" ... I really have my work cut out for me here. OKAY. First off, learn to capitalize the beginning of your sentences, tool. Next, it's spelled 'sore', not 'soar'. You are not a majestic bird, you are scum. Third, learn to tell when the sentence should have finished, cause it did so a long time ago. Fourth, 'prolly' is not a word! I'm sick of this one! Learn to use words that are longer than those of the bisyllabic variety! Fifth, WHEN IT COMES TO EXCLAMATION POINTS, IT'S ONE OR NONE! You want to learn how to let people know that you are just that more excited? Focus on context and not the necessity of the exclamation key! I'm not even gonna touch the smiley face since those blasted imps can't be killed! Next one! "is so gonna bring goth bak!!!" ... Screw this. Next hobby. -Emo Since so many people already trash the emo culture, I'll just list a few factors about it that I hate. -The music. This one wouldn't bug me so darn much if they could at least pick some decent bands to consider their Idols that cause them to assume they write the pseudo-deep un-poetic lyrics just for them to take to heart and post as their statuses. Also, most of them listen to it because they are told to. THE MIND OF THE EMO: "hmm, I need some music to treat like my personal description. What songs am I supposed to like again? A-ha! Let's turn to the magic 8-ball that is powered by Myspace. Myspace says: Linkin' Park, and Papa Roach! Alright! Now my life is decided for me!" -The Inescapable Sadness. Now before I get the angry letters I expect, this is not targeted at those who have actually gone through horrific ordeals in their life such as rape, witnessing murder, physical abuse, etc. THIS is targeted at those that think they need to write 'weepy' poetry entitled ' the black abysmal darkness of the shadow' and act all depressed and cut themselves just because when they first came in to contact with other people, those people didn't instantly accept them and throw accolades at them. Get a grip already. I'm done with emos. -Falling in love every gosh darned minute. Yes. Because you who just realized five years ago that you are somewhat drawn to the opposite sex, you should fall head over heels any one of them that doesn't treat you like dirt. I especially hate when I see a status like: "Oh I luv my man! wes gonna be togetha foreva! <3!" YES OF COURSE. Because you connect so deeply that it must have been woven into the tapestry that is predetermination of people. Clearly you two should spend the next EIGHTY years together as you're love cannot die. You people are idiots. 85% of all relationships that start in a school setting die quickly and 10 of the remaining 15% die out as soon as one of the participants graduate. Oh and did I mention that 4 of the remaining 5% that do stay alive are of the same sex variety. But clearly you two will persevere since there is no love like yours. But still they keep doing it and most of the time this leads to sexual relations, and some of those lead to teenage pregnancy! Lord knows we don't need more babies! Help prevent babies, wear a rubber. I honestly wouldn't mind them doing it so much if the government made it mandatory to have vasectomies or to be on 'the pill'. I wish a contraceptive bomb could be dropped on this city.
I hope to continue this with part 2 soon, but I might be foaming at the mouth before then.