Tumblring on a late weeknight as usual, I came across an extremely thought provoking picture. Not in the "What is the What" sort of way, but a "how do I find words that are respectful yet can still help me execute this rant" sort of way.
This is the image.
Honestly speaking, it was staggering how many of these images were on tumblr.
Before I proceed with this choleric rant, I would like to say that this post isn't directed to anybody. If you I think I am talking about you specifically, I am not.
Firstly, let's just take a look at how each of these images say "society" Can we also take a moment to address the fact that absolutely every living, breathing human is a part of this "murderous" society. I was looking through Yahoo answers and whether they agree with this quote, and surprisingly, about 90% of the respondents do. Why do people not understand that society includes them too. And that they are not special just because they are smoking and have their own adolescent problems to deal with, just like every other teenager in this planet.
I find that so many teenagers blame their problems on the people around them, which again, they refer to as their society. Personally, I believe that this is just an excuse to have a smoke or a quick puff of weed or a snort of cocaine. Once they are hooked, shivering in the corner of a darkened ally way, with absolutely no recollection of the previous events, they blame their friends, strangers, T.V shows, books, movies. Conclusively, blaming everyone and anything but themselves. Many of them refuse to show any sign of self empowerment, or having the ability to just say no. And if they have already made that starting bad choice, having the willpower to turn their lives around once again.
I am not saying people shouldn't smoke or drink or do drugs (actually don't smoke or do drugs, kids) but if they are, they should have the decency to take responsibility for the decisions they themselves make, since no matter how much peer pressure applied on an individual, at the end of the day- it is one's decision to do something or not to do something. They should have the ambition to get better, to climb out of any hole they have dug for themselves, instead of blaming it on "society" And by the way, factually- is themselves, which I find rather self contradicting.