posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 10:02 AM
Call me crazy, but i've always been under the impression that stupid people will do stupid things, regardless of age. Combine that with lack of
parental supervision, an education system bent on drilling our "rights" into students but never teaching students about their responsibilities and
Of course by greater exposure i dont mean that children are exposed to more violence (although they are) i mean that society is more exposed to
children. With tv, internet, cheap and readily available technology i think that violent/rebellious children, teens and adults have always existed,
but now we live in a society saturated with information, we're only now hearing about it constantly.
These days a dog cant piss on a firehydrant without it appearing on all the major news websites, blogs, and social networking sites. The same applies
with violence, It's just the nature of our society that we're going to hear about violence a lot more, its always been there but now we have to see
it and hear about it.
That's not to say their isnt exceptions, ive definately noticed a trend of idiots with video camera's trying to outdo each other on youtube, trying
to get a little bit of fame, and i think a big part of it is that our society seems to worship "celebrities". People are basically being told that
if you're not famous, you're nothing. I'd also say thats why we have a sudden increase in "z list" celebrities, people who are "famous" purely
in the sense that they would let people spit on them in the street if it would get their face on tv. for example, ex-big brother housemates and other
reality tv show contestants.
The youth of today are never good enough to be famous, never smart enough to accomplish anything, never attractive enough to get the
girl/boy/whatever, society has set an almost impossible standard to live by and we wonder why young people are angry? I believe a lot of this can be
alleviated by good parenting although i still fear our entire society may be rotting from the inside out.