posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 05:11 PM
Hello there! I decided to join in the discussion, since I am an 18 year old girl, and part of the generation being described. In defense of myself and
others like me, I do not fit any part of that song. I just graduated from highschool, and am very busy trying to get my illustration business going.
There is no way I would find doing drugs and getting drunk even remotely fun or entertaining. Music and art are my passions as well as History and the
sciences. I also enjoy playing video games, reading, researching, and I have always had a passion to be gainfully employed!
In my opinion, this song itself is a prime example of what is wrong with kids growing up in society today. I appear to be the only one that has
noticed the mysoginistic undertone running through the song, which is heavily prevalent in most of the rap songs I have ever heard. This turns me off.
Once again, we have an "us vs. them" theme, and this is one of the problems that we can't seem to get away from. Why can't males and females work
together instead of against each other, spewing vitriolic statements and stereotypes? From my observation, kids and young adults spend a lot of time
listening to and watching videos with similar negative messages. You can't tell me those messages aren't sinking into their psyches.
I also think differently in that I actually respect my elders and thank them for my existence. I also thank them for encouraging me and my choice of
career, and helping me in any way they can. I would also like to thank Horva for his informative post about teens and their experiences or lack
thereof, due to the physiology of their brains. This is something I learned in school, but it's important to realize that most people behave the way
they do because of various typical factors. Children develop through stages, as do all people, at certain stages of their lives. They can't
necessarily be faulted for limitations of experience. So putting down or bashing an entire age group due to something beyond their control seems
counter-productive, and immature.
I pity the people that desire to be divided, and refuse to find a common ground. Isn't anybody but me tired of all of the animosity? Come on, let's
all work together, now.