Friday, November 4, 2011

Standards These Days

Everybody talks about how different teenagers are these days-music is dirtier, clothes are tighter, and books are...well, sometimes TV can be more appropriate than reading. Sometimes.
I am extremely annoyed with all this. How are we supposed to live decent lives with high personal standards when the world's are so low? My mom almost never turns on the radio in the car. If she does, she changes stations every fifteen seconds in effort to find a song that isn't about drugs or sex.
It's hard for anybody to live a clean life, but especially so for teenagers. We listen to same radio stations and watch the same shows as adults because that's all there is. Count Nickelodeon and Disney if you like, but most people who like them are under the age of twelve. Besides, would you really describe Miley Cyrus or Demi Lovato as good role models?
And then there's the books. I like books. I review good books on my other blog, goodteenreads. Unfortunately, I only update it every week or few because nothing is appropriate. So many books include scenes where something you see a lot in movies. No, not that, get your mind out of the gutter. But something that approaches that.
Moving on. Call me idealistic, but it's a dirty world, getting dirtier with each passing generation. This generation has to wallow in the mess created by the adults who put the adult in adult movie. I know standards aren't likely to change soon, at least not for the better, but please don't blame teenagers for putting these standards into place.

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