PSA: My Generation!!
If you say you're not a follower you most likely are. To my generation I see people constantly trying to speak unification of the world but hate those whose views oppose their own. They say older adults and children are drones yet look at your choices, you're no different. You think you're above the masses? Hey you maybe different from your neighbor and friends but there's someone out there who's influenced your decision to be so very "different". Assess your choices.
Adults are dumb? "When you grow up your heart dies"?
Every teen generation ahead of your own (especially the 60s) thought they were smarter than everyone. Some (not all) adults got the memo that life isn't all about pleasure. Life isn't all about art, music and love. If you want to own something, you're faced with Uncle Sam the Tax man and all other little fees placed on you. If you have kids, your heart walks around in a little body that you try desperately to protect from harm. I hear celebs say they're free and above the law influences you that you can be too. Well they may be (with crooked judges and lawyers running amok), but you're not. You break the law, they don't put you in rehab, instead you go to jail. I'll go deeper into this another time.
All I hear from my generation is I'm special, I'm different, I don't care about your opinion of me.
While this sounds fine and dandy at the core of each statement is "I". Man you think you run the world. In reality you're just selfish and bordering on bratty.
Yes, you are special, God made you unique but in no way way did He make you better than anyone else.
Cool you're different from the "norm" (whatever that is). I tend to find the people that strive to be different from everyone else are usually copying someone else.
When it comes to others' opinions of you I say take it with a grain of salt. Be wise, not everyone who talks about you is trying to tear you down. Some may not say it the right way or say what you want to hear but a wise man listens to sound advice and accepts discipline.
I have no problem saying I'm a follower. I'm a follower of Christ. Who are you following?
Drugs? They'll eventually kill you. Music? It'll just be. Celebs? They can't help you.
To those who may assume that I hate all forms of entertainment I say this: I don't. LOL!!! It bothers me though, when I see my generation worshiping happiness and entertainment at all cost.
A passage all young ones who claim Christ should learn to live by
1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but whoever hates correction is stupid.
2 Good people obtain favor from the LORD,
but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
3 No one can be established through wickedness,
but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
4 A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown,
but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
5 The plans of the righteous are just,
but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 A person is praised according to their prudence,
and one with a warped mind is despised.
9 Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant
than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
11 Those who work their land will have abundant food,
but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
12 The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous endures.
13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk,
and so the innocent escape trouble.
14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,
and the work of their hands brings them reward.
15 The way of fools seems right to them,
but the wise listen to advice.
16 Fools show their annoyance at once,
but the prudent overlook an insult.
17 An honest witness tells the truth,
but a false witness tells lies.
18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19 Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
20 Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.
21 No harm overtakes the righteous,
but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 The LORD detests lying lips,
but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves,
but a fool’s heart blurts out folly.
24 Diligent hands will rule,
but laziness ends in forced labor.
25 Anxiety weighs down the heart,
but a kind word cheers it up.
26 The righteous choose their friends carefully,
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27 The lazy do not roast any game,
but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
28 In the way of righteousness there is life;
along that path is immortality.