Upstate New York
Hi all. I just have a quick something to say.
Alright, does anyone else agree that kids today are trying to grow up too fast? I mean, think about it. Little kids in elementary school are starting to date, ten year olds are wearing thongs, and fourteen year olds are already having sex! And then there are the kids doing drugs and partying...
I know what's going on, in fact I, myself, am fourteen years old. I know people that go to my school who are wearing low-cut shirts and low-rise jeans, someone last year even was afraid that she was pregnant! And now teachers are trying to re-enforce the dress code at my school, meaning, telling girls to pull down their shirts or pull up their pants... Come on, if the media wasn't projecting this kind of behavior as acceptable no one would be wearing these tight jeans and skimpy shirts. I am really starting to get annoyed with this behavior.
I was really put into perspective last week, when my neighbor, who's in second grade, told me about her "boyfriend." They went to the movies together(hopefully with parents), held hands there, and shared popcorn. I know, this should be really cute. You know, little kid stuff. I had a little "boyfriend" when I was in first grade. My neighbor probably doesn't even know what it means to have a true commitment to someone. But, I was really shocked when she told me about it.
Look at Britney Spears and some of the videos played on MTV. Look at the kiss between Madonna and Britney last year, the Janet Jackson incident this year. Watch a couple rap videos with the super-skinny girls in the cute little shorts and high shirts shaking their asses and dancing to the floor for the nation. Since when is it okay to dress like a whore and be accepted by the public. If you saw a prostitute in a video, would you think anything about it or just shrug it off like it's no big deal? What about a couple of people having sex? Or someone injecting heroine?
Just think for a moment about this all. What are we doing wrong? I'm not saying that nothing like this happened in the 80's(I may not have been born then, but I know some of the scandals) or even the early 90's. But sex at 14? I've never done drugs before,(don't ever plan to) I will not be pregnant for my highschool graduation, and I've only dated one guy before.(in a relationship that lasted about two years) So, I'm not saying that everyone's like this. Just look around you.
If anyone else has an opinion on the matter, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.