The Ignorance of Our Generation
By the time a kid becomes a senior, you should expect them to be a bright, young, and optimistic individual, who’s prepared for the future. I mean, why shouldn’t you? They’ve been through 12+ years of education, they’re on the verge of becoming a legal adult, and should be getting prepared to live on their own soon. But sadly, when you look at a group of today’s senior classmen, that’s just not the case in the majority of them. You see kids, who are still only worried about the latest gossip, trends, or whatever “drama” they’re going through this week.
Our generation is still concerned with childish middle school drama that isn’t going to matter 20, 10, or even 5 years from now. We should be concerned with things that are of actual importance to our future, such as getting the best grades possible this year, putting our after-high school plans into action, getting a job to support ourselves for the time being, and working to get to whatever career we’ve shown interest in. The only plans most of us have at this point are to blow off senior year, skip class every other day, and essentially throw away our future.
I understand that we’re still young, and that we still have a long life ahead of us, and we should live it up while we still can, but there has to be a line somewhere, because otherwise, we won’t have much of a life to live up in the future. The way most of us are currently thinking, we’ll end up unemployed bums, who’ll still be living at home smoking weed and listening to ICP all day, when we’re 30+ years old. I don’t know about you, but I’d find it a tad difficult to “live it up” when my mommy still cuts the crust off of my sandwiches for me.
Is there anything we can do about it? Eh, not really. The fact is, we’re still just stupid teenagers. You can try and shove the whole “growing up” process down our throats, but we probably won’t listen. We’re still going to be completely blind and ignorant to our futures,...