i think youngsters these days have less good examples to learn from compared with our generation when we were their ages. why? well, with the difficulty we all experience in life, not a lot of families can afford to have only one parent working while the other stays home to look after the kids. left to their devices, kids pick up stuff from the TV, the internet, their friends and let’s face it, not everything they learn is good for them. ganoon na nga ang sitwasyon, bihira pa na may naroon to make sure that the youngsters absorb only what can help them grow and improve as individuals.
of course, there might be, for some, older relatives (aunts/uncles, older siblings, yaya, tutor) who are requested/tasked to take over some parental duties; and sure, not all parents are ideal either. but whatever the case, parents are still the best givers of guidance for their children.
and so we find kids, teenagers, who are constantly griping about life. who complain endlessly about what they don’t have or can’t achieve or who doesn’t love them. and while they have our sympathy, one simply can’t empathize with them for too long or at all because they seem to enjoy wallowing in such depression. we, as the older more experienced generation, try to give advise on what to do, how best to react, why things turn out the way they did and that sometimes, it’s okay to be not okay. sometimes, or more often than not, our advice falls on deaf ears.
and then there are the tweens who are just as bad, some even worse.
what, backbone doesn’t exist for these people? no one has taught them how to have a backbone? *sigh* how sad.
why am i writing a blog on this? because i’m kinda tired of how instead of giving encouraging words, these tweets and FB statuses actually evoke further heartache. rub the salt in much deeper, why don’t you?
in these times of troubled minds, let’s just help each other, ya? let’s invoke good vibes instead of bad. again, it’s okay to be not okay, it’s just not okay to make a lifestyle out of being not okay.