There are a countless amount of problems with todays society. The list of problems that we face every day can go on forever. We need to learn how to
stop these problems and fix them, instead of ignoring them and letting them continue. We need to find a cure for modern society.
Let me start off by naming just a few things that are wrong with modern society:
We fear just about everything under the sun. What is it that we do not fear? Blacks, Whites, Jews, Gays, Straights, Blondes and Muslims. They are all
horrible, wrong, hurtful and mean stupid pond scum. How do we fix this problem? Well, let's use our highly advanced stereotypical minds and throw
them in a concentration camp, make stupid jokes or hey, better yet, throw them in a cotton field. Now I know... "These aren't modern
examples". The same stuff still happens today.
Look at the Middle Easy. One Muslim, Extremest, Terrorist, whatever you want to call him flies a plane into a tower and American citizens want to kill
all Muslims with lard-tipped bullets. Hell, let's drop a nuke on them all, one less problem to worry about.
Why do we stick ourselves with needles full of heroin, or clog our nostrils with coc aine? Almost everyone you ask will say the same thing: it
takes care of the stress. Give me a break! The sixteen year old kid hanging out at the 7/11 during his lunch hour, popping ecstasy tablets is bringing
down his stress levels right? Of course he is. Nothing more stressful then the daily grind at school. Wait until bud gets a real job, then maybe he
can upgrade himself to coc aine, the grade A stuff. God, the life of a teenager is so tough.
See previous bullet. Yeah, too much of that crap tends to lead to drop-outs. School sucks, it was so 2002! School just isn't cool anymore. Education
has been replaced by Pokemon, video games and T.V. shows. Good idea: Get rid of school! Kids wont have to waste their lives learnings. Hell, learning
never got anybody anywhere...
This is how the world turns. We are born into a world where everything is already in place. We have no blame, no choice, limited, and sometimes no
information, no biases, stereotypes, prejudices, history, habits, or tradition. We are socialized. Our loved ones teach us these things. We are
reinforced and bombarded with messages from institutes and culture.
Reinforced, stigmatized, rewarded, punished, we gain and loose privileges, and we learn to discriminate. This results in many things: silence, anger,
dehumanization, guilt, ignorance, self-hatred, stress, lack of reality, violence, crime and internalization of patterns of government. What do we do
about it? Nothing.
We do nothing
. We do not make waves, we promote status quo. We need to change. We need to raise consciousness. We need to educate. We need to
take a stand. We need to question. Without doing these things we will accomplish nothing. Now you are asking, but how do we change? How do we
It's simple really. Growing up we pick up our values from our parents and other assorted loved ones. Put a stop to it. Teach your kids positive
things. Teach them to respect everyone, and themselves. We are so affected by pop-culture I am sure this line rings the bell in your head: Innocent
until proven guilty. Do not judge the book by its cover. Teach your kids, your friends, and everyone else you come in contact with that people are not
bad. There are a certain about of people in this world that do bad things. Even then, they may not be bad people. Do not discriminate!
Drugs: There are easier ways out of your problems. Get help for you problems, there is no reason to kill yourself over something as stupid as stress,
and if you have been paying any attention whatsoever to what I have written you will know how to prevent stress for yourself, and future generations.
Do not kill yourself.
This is only a few things we can do to fix modern society, the list of things to do can go on forever, hopefully, this little opinion article will
give you some insight. Of course, my opinions could be totally wrong...
[edit on 29-11-2004 by MacKiller]