If there is anything I have noticed about todays teens and pre-teens (And trust me, before I start this article and offend probably countless of people here, I was, and still am, one of these people), it's that they live for drama and are so emotionally uptight nowadays.
*disclaimer, I'm generalizing things. If you don't agree or aren't, I KNOW. I already know what you're gonna gripe over. So shut your filthy whore mouth and let me jot down my mental notes :P
LOVE YOU GUYS~ *
We love movies. Or, at least, I do. Every girl's fantasy is based off of some romance movie, where they Disney-style fall in love in a few days or weeks and then Happily Ever After. They expect everything ever to be perfect. Most of all, they expect men to act like women, or women to act like men, or both sexes to act and think like them (Guilty!). But it's not true.
You wanna know why Twilight was so popular? Because it has a glorified, teeny-bop version of an adult romance novel without the raunch and extra zest to market it. It's no better than those books with a sweaty, shirtless, muscly Fabio clutching a half-dressed, suprised looking woman in his arms and both of their hair blowing in the wind.
And we all know that lonely adult women read those. We grow up with this material, romantic belief of what love is, and how people are. Which is a big, fat, lie. The princess is in another castle, folks. Which brings me to my next thought...
We also bring another thought from movies: The singled-out person you feel pity for. The misunderstood. The one who needs help. The loser, the overly-smart-and-intelligent person whom everyone hates.
We feel we need to be them. In our minds, our society has broken down, destroyed, and deglorified normality. Plain is wrong.
and thus, we have created a generation of people who believe everything can be solved by claiming being depressed and suicidal.
How many reading this believe that they are?
How many have been diagnosed properly by a professional?
Don't answer. It's not important to me.
What I know, from my time on the internet, is there is a shockingly growing number of people who believe they are depressed.
When they really aren't.
And it sickens me.
I was one of those- and who knows, maybe I really am depressed, and I just learned to cope with it. I don't believe that, it's not for me to decide. What I do know is I overplayed a lot of it to get attention.
Depression, suicide. Neither is a joke, my friends. It is neither making me feel bad for you, nor making me want to treat you better. It just is. So can we just stop blaming everything on it?
You're not special because you get upset. You're not mysterious or misunderstood because you have no friends. You're probably spending all your time wondering why nobody likes you and sitting in your room listening to angst music and being a social recluse. Uh hel-lo, of course you're not going to get friends if you don't TRY to get out and talk to people and do new things.
*ANOTHER REMINDER, IF THIS DOESN'T APPLY TO YOU, DO NOT GET OFFENDED. BECAUSE THAT JUST MEANS YOU'RE ONE OF THEM*
Sorry for the rant, guys. But if I had a dime for every "Depwessed, suicidaww" people I've seen on the internet that don't show any symptoms, are under thirteen, and have no proof to it, I would be motherfucking Bill Gates. And that's the ones under thirteen!
No. You're not depressed until a doctor tells you. Self-diagnosing can make you feel worse, but NOT because you ARE depressed. Mindset is a key factor in how you feel every day.
Hormonal changes are expected from ~9-16. These can cause moodiness, change in sleep cycles, agitation, all the typical teenagery things.
Also, lack of sleep causes you to feel these as well, also lack of energy and changes in apetite.
Toss these two typical teenage events together, and you're gonna feel moody, you're gonna feel angry and frustrated- But this doesn't mean you feel depressed!
Anyways, ONTO MORALS!
Who is worse:
The drug seller or abuser?
The assassin, or the person who ordered the hit?
The pregnant female, or the male who raped her?
You probably all said the last one for them. Except maybe the second one I think.
Out of context, you see a drugged up person living on the street. You're disgusted. You find out they captured an assassin and gave him the death penalty. "Good," you think, "he deserves to die". You see a pregnant girl and think she's a slut.
But who is the victim? Who is the greater evil? Especially the assassin one, I've been thinking. He just goes to work to do his job, which is killing people he's hired to kill. But, the blood shouldn't be on his hands- He didn't order the hit.
I don't know. Maybe I'm going nowhere with this. But I'm just thinking alot tonight.
Sorry for the long journal. <3
You stay classy... Oasis ;D