i noticed something this morning that set off a light bulb in my head - i saw 3 kids waiting for the school bus, which i assumed couldn't have been
more than sophomores or freshmen in high school.
the girl was what one would refer to as "goth"
, the white male seemed to be the
type, and finally, there was a black male who could have easily passed for
resembling a gang member because of his "thuggish"
style. yes, i know,
stereotypes suck, but for the purposes of this post, i find no better way to describe them...
what touched me, though, is that as i saw them, they were all laughing and carrying on like they were the best of friends - you would think they were
but then again, i've been to high school, and i was almost certain that as soon as they set foot inside, they would disperse to their own separate
groups that they hang out with throughout the day. furthermore, with my experience, i even would bet that each of these groups, being so different,
would even ridicule each other, and quite possibly never congregate with one another at all, inside or outside of school.
was it because these kids were forced to wait for the bus together, and they knew that they had to get along? was my stereotype horribly inaccurate,
like most stereotypes are? or am i completely wrong, in that kids are much nicer today, and much less cruel than they used to be, and that these
drastically different subcultures actually get along very well these days?
well, for the sake of this thread, i'm going to assume that i'm right, and that they will most likely separate to their own groups of friends upon
entering the school, because i know that kids today seem much more unruly than they used to be, as if back then
they weren't bad enough...
well, if that is indeed the case, what causes this behavior? is pack mentality
really a factor
in this? would these children actually be friends with each other all the time, because we know they can get along, save for our human animalistic
only holds us back, in the sense that, as
homo sapiens sapiens
, we have the capability to go above and beyond, and train our minds to do
we want to do. why limit ourselves, and give heed to the animal within?
we know we're better than this, but on a daily basis, we subject ourselves to this primitive mentality, that would seem almost inescapable in this
"modern" world we live in. i think that if we can realize that we're better than this behavior, then we can evolve individually, yet all together
as a whole. we can
easier than one would think, as opposed to practicing "Service-to-Self"
constantly and frequently, and we can learn to respect everything
in this universe.
if we continue to unleash the animal within, and pay homage to the caveman, then we're going to eat ourselves alive and never evolve accurately and
positively. we've got to show everyone, even TPTB, that there is
a much better way of life, one truer to our destiny than our current selfish
state. we are
all brothers and sisters on this tiny little rock sailing through
. we were put here together for a reason, just like the kids at the bus stop. there should be no other way of life, than to get along
with each other, and help one another out along this journey through the Now. let's change together for the better, and put a leash on this animal
[edit on 23-4-2009 by adrenochrome]