Friday, November 20, 2009

What's the Matter with Kid's These Days

Buffalo, buffalo! Sorry, inside joke. The latter half of this week I have found out that several of my students were involved in marijuana-related activities and that another student is having problems that may possibly be related to sex. These are teenagers!! Okay, maybe you think, "Duh!" I know, but it doesn't stop me from being appalled and saddened and a bit beside myself. I love my kids. I love them! I don't want them to do stupid things that can really impact their lives for the worse. And the sad thing is, I don't think they realize that the things they are doing now will impact them later. I told my roommate that maybe my colleagues and I need to lock them up (one room for the girls, one room for the boys) until they mature and can make sane decisions. Since I can't do that, I guess I just need to try to e the best example to them that I can be.


Devin said...

I don't want to take away from kids' agency or responsibility for their actions, but when the question "What's the matter with kids these days?" is posed the answers that pops into my mind is "Irresponsible, neglectful parents" or "A sex-obsessed entertainment industry" or, really, all the counter-culture, anti-conventional-morality thought that came out of the sixties.

Devin said...

When you pose the question of "What's the Matter with Kid's These Days?" the answer that popped into my head was "Parents." And by that I mean, specifically, those that are irresponsible and neglectful. Beyond that, the matter with kids these days is, I believe, a product of all those wonderful counter-culture/sexual liberation philosophies of the sixties.