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Reply #54: Of course it isn't. It's a teenage angst thing. [View All]

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UncleSepp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-24-07 07:06 PM
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54. Of course it isn't. It's a teenage angst thing.
Teenagers on through the mid twenties have always had this "nobody understands me, the world sucks" thing going on. Pop songs have always been about "oh, I'm so miserable because I can't have (insert love object) here" - I've got a lovely emo tune from the 14th century called "In Darkness Let Me Dwell" that would fit right in if it had some percussion and electrified instruments. It's a human being thing, expressing itself in a different way in each generation, always in a way that the earlier generations find incomprehensible. That's how it's supposed to happen. Always has, always will.

In times that really do suck, though, it's hypocritical and self-serving to argue that "we" can complain about how much the world sucks, but "they" are stupid fools for complaining because "they" aren't complaining for the right reasons. How is it that we can defend their right not to be drafted, we can lament that they are going to inherit a crushing debt, a ruined environment, a devalued dollar and a Constitution full of holes, but they had better play along, look as we want them to, act as we want them to, think as we want them to, and listen to music we understand?

Isn't that a bit... well... conservative?
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