Originally posted by Flingster
My daughter just told me tonight that she really has nothing to look forward to because of Dec. 12 2012.
My concern is, if a 13 yr old is worried about this, how many kids are thinking that there isn't anything to lose because of a world ending/changing
How many new crimes are going to happen...
if the 2012 hype is the sole
reason for the negativity
somethings amiss....like she's focusing or Dwelling on a single
(i'd say superstitious) element in her world view.
maybe there's also the news & information being bombarded on her & her peers
-> that the middle-east will lead to a near future armageddon,
-> that the social security is bankrupt & her generation will not have that safety net,
-> that every thing & operation in our food-supply chain is getting contaminated and killing people and pets, with a different product every month!
-> that nations of non-christians are teaming up to destroy America,
or whats left after the fat cat elites rake in their fortunes at taxpayer expense...and excape prosecution because of their connections.
-> and a long laundry list of other 'That the...'
boomers had a SE Asian war, the 1st ICBMs & long range nuclear bombs,
the 'Eve of Destruction' mindset was prevasive, abortion was popularized, the 'Age of Aquarius' was dawning in the idealistis but the riots,
gangs, drugs, counter-culture, tended to throw water on that excapism....
every generation reaches a stage of disillusionment, when the narrow word they view becomes a harsh, bitter, dead-end scenario...
but that's what high school then college is for.....to learn that the world is a much larger arena than one supposed,
and it would be of benefit to oneself to break out of [.........]
(use whatever metaphor the moment calls for)
well, thats my try at pointing out to a teen that these 'apocalypses' recurr
all thru time, 2012 just seems 'more real' to you because you'll only be starting in early adulthood in 2012, and seem to have the most to lose
than the others that are younger or older than your generation.