Teenager on "My Generation"
JOELTLE515 at aol.com
JOELTLE515 at aol.com
Mon Mar 5 18:51:42 CST 2007
In a message dated 3/5/2007 5:16:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Keithjmoon70 at aol.com writes:
> When I was young I was fortunate to have people older than me that
> remembered what it was like to be young and actually treated me with love
> and respect.
> My dad was cool. My brother was cool. And Pete is still cool.
> I can say without reservation that my teenage kids are alright.
PLUS.. ha, (thank you Jon for posting that. I was gonna say something of that
sort, pertaining to your generation and mine). it seems what kevin posted on
this subject was pretty contradicting. on one hand, he says that young people
put older folks into a category, not bothering to talk to them and all that.
meanwhile, before he even said all that, he refers to the author of the
statement that got this ball rolling to begin with as, "a young kid who dosen't have
to support herself or anyone else". isn't that putting young people into a
category? I know you're referring to one person but, your choice of words
("spoken LIKE a young kid..") gets me wondering. whose to say what this girl's life
is like? obviously she or her folks can afford to attend a who concert, so
maybe she's an exception, but what about the young people who HAVE to support
themselves cause no one else wants to? you see them on the streets every now and
then mingling with the older people doing the same. some of these younger
folks have even volunteered to join military service and are in iraq right now,
and afghanistan and wherever else bush and his cronies send them to, and
there's a great number of them coming home in caskets while others who come home
have what they call "post-traumatic stress disorder", been screwed over by their
government and medical care professionals and because of this, some of them
end up homeless and/or hung lifeless from a rope. now at this point, I can
easily say that your generation was different with your drugs and sexual
experimentation and burning draft cards, but there were alot of other young folks who
were drafted and/or volunteered and fought in vietnam. and the aftermath was
more or less the same when you think about it. (by the way, if I was around in
the 60's, I'd be a total hippie and would burn my draft card at the drop of a
hat, so there ya go).
like i've said over and over, every generation will have a crop of older
folks who will complain about it and say that their generation was better.
thankfully, there are some exceptions, but in the end, it's more or less the same. as
george carlin (an older person himself) would say, "garbage in, garbage out".
"hope I die before I get old", at least how I interpret it, has to do more
with mentality rather than the body or anything else. I know pete wrote it and
he's gonna interpret it in many different ways, like I've also said, his mind
changes more than people change clothes. but that's how I see it.
so God help me, I hope I DO die before I get old.
P.S. my apologies to schrade for the "God" reference. ; )
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