Thursday, June 15, 2017
One Bad Apple Rots the Barrel
I apologize in advance, this is a rant.
You ever been in a new school, a new workplace? You meet a new group of peers every time you do.
It seems you gel very well. You think "This is a good group of people to be with".
Then someone says a bad word.
Then someone else makes a reference (and I don't mean a movie reference either).
Soon the conversation goes completely downhill. And soon they drag you into horrible activities such as Cards Against Humanity.
You sit there, totally embarrassed, trying your darnedest to get out of the situation discreetly. It feels like you are choking on a poisoned apple. You ask yourself "Why did you think that these people would be good to hang out with?", "Why did I trust these people?" You never regain that good relationship you had with them, and you try to distance yourself as best you can.
And this is now the new normal in groups of late teens and college age people.
This is why movements like the #RebelliousWriting and the #RebelliousReading are SO IMPORTANT.
If young people can joke about bedroom subjects, speak lightly of atrocious murder, and willingly break at least 4 of the 10 commandments in a single night, there is most assuredly a problem with our culture!!!!!
I'm sick of being burned by what should have been good company. I don't one hundred percent blame the people, I blame the culture. While it may not totally solve the problem, promoting clean and wholesome literature is a start at the very least.
We need to start speaking out. NOW.