posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 12:21 AM
It's an unfortunate generalization. When I was a kid, I raged hard against the other kind of age discrimination. I know what you mean... It's not
fair, it's not right. And surely, there will be people who post something along the lines of, "well, you proved my point, stupid kid." That's not
Young kids, teenagers, you're as valuable as adults. You've got insights and perspectives that time and work and adult agonies have stripped from
the grown population. You've got more pure idealism in your little finger than most adults have in their whole bodies. I don't hate you. I might not
understand you sometimes, with your rap musics and your funny hats, cracking voices, shortness, but that's not an excuse to hate. That's not an
excuse to say, well, you'll grow out of it and then, when you're like us, we'll listen to you.
There were things I thought of as a teenager and did, that I wish I could do now. There's a clarity of vision, even if it's shortsighted vision from
an adult perspective, that I wish carried over. I don't know why you guys get the rough end of the stick, but the things you think and the things you
do and say... we should listen more. Even when it's things we think we already know or have been through, we should listen. Because we do forget.
Some people are jerks. Don't bother with them. Nod and smile, and try to figure out if it's honest criticism or just jerkiness. If it's honest, use
what you learned. If not, cast it aside and continue on your road. Don't let it trouble you any.
Saul Williams is good. If he's good enough for Trent Reznor, he's good enough for me. Thumbs up for that.