As anticipated, after my earlier post about the teenager who put his myspace.com advertised lifestyle into deadly practice, yesterday’s Charlotte Observer carried an item on the front page about teens and their increasing use of ‘blogs’. The items mentioned were what you might expect; typical teen content(hormonally fueled at times) to online adult stalkers posing as kids. The overall theme was one of caution about what you post and parents needing to take more interest in what their children are doing online.
A thought I have debated with myself(schizophrenia does have benefits) is the idea that by not having kids I have avoided the usual mandatory changes most adults go thru when they have to begin acting ‘parental’. This allows me the luxury, if I choose to exercise it and believe me I try to as often as possible, of remaining more like a kid than I would otherwise. So the conclusion I reached is by not having kids I am in a better position to understand their mindset, behavior, etc. because in effect I’m still one of them.
Ha! Take THAT mom and dad! You thought you were going to mold me into a respectable adult just like yourselves. It’s only now as I near the end of my first half century that I am beginning to comprehend and appreciate how I turned out.