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I was trying to point that out, that we need to change and stop treating our children this way.
Originally posted by superluminal11
I just hope i die in the next 365 days.
totally ok with it
Originally posted by mikegrouchy
Originally posted by HyphenSt1
reply to post by tothetenthpower
I was born in '88 so i've heard this stuff my entire life, but honestly it was one of the first obvious bit of disinformation that i caught onto (I think tee-ball and soccer games where everyone gets a trophy kinda gave me something to contemplate while sitting on the bench..)
but nowadays this agenda is really gone into a full assault on everyone; not just children.
it's a lie that is almost too tempting to believe because in a sense, we ARE all individuals with different backgrounds and memories; always occupying individual spaces and times.
but then our intuitive understanding of this is exploited when we are all taught to attempt (never succeed) in emulating celebrities and essentially "admitting" that the truly WORTHWHILE "individuals" have already been found and just sit back and watch the professionals do what you wish you were doing..
and once people have had that programmed aspiration crushed, even the truly original people are tempted to seek a good comfortable crowd to be apart of and continue playing the game that is truly not winnable (or if you consider becoming a celebrity "winning", then i must consider the game as worthwhile as "candyland"..)
just remember when "pop-punk" preached individuality and then encouraged conformity and popularized the uniform found in that scene (which can still be purchased at any hot-topic)
but now that mentality has just been spread to every possible "sub-culture" and basically one of the bigger messes that marketing has ever made of sincere, emergent, cultural phenomena...
okay sorry, rant over!