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justsomeguy
justsomeguy Welcome to lament city, population me.
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Welcome to the 21 Century You know, I’ve been alive for...over eighteen years now. I’ve seen some crazy and downright stupid shit. I mean, like, so much stupid shit.

Welcome to the 21st Century

Welcome to the 21 Century

You know, I’ve been alive for...over eighteen years now. I’ve seen some crazy and downright stupid shit. I mean, like, so much stupid shit.

I often wonder if people are getting stupider or if it’s just the state of our existence now that has people acting dumber and more irrational than usual. Think about it.

Thirty years ago, were people drinking bleach just because it was a “meme?” Were people recording themselves being a public nuisance just for a laugh?

Were people making jokes about the looming nuclear threat that we once again face today?

Is it because life has gotten so bad that people are changing in a way that reflects their outward frustration with the state of the world today?

Or is it that humans have been on this Earth for so long now that we’ve shed the “old” ways of perceiving our surroundings?

Either way, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about how my little girl or boy will be forced to grow up in a world even more distorted by vice and supremacy then the one I know live in.

One part of me wants to hide my children away from the world, to have them grow up with the long forgotten comforts that I enjoyed as a lad.

The other wants to say, “forget it,” and have them survive in whatever world they are thrust into from birth, as we all were.

This all being said, there are some things that the cruel clutches of modern day existence could never snatch away from us.

Entertainment is a medium that has been and still is growing to this day.

The simple act of watching a video on your phone will show you just how much we’ve industrialized and perfected entertainment.

For those who prefer a more classic approach to passing the time, books have never been more easier to get a hold of.

With a two hundred dollar gadget, you can buy virtually every book ever written right to your device.

These technological advances are amazing and all, but nothing compared to the thrills that interacting with a fellow human being can give you.

Many people tend to forget how much a simple conversation or even a passing “hello,” can change your mood.

Human beings are such a big part of our life that trying to wrap your mind around how much they influence, bind, penetrate and affect us everyday is no simple task.

The bonds of friendship and companionship can be as tight or as loose as you want them to be. Be careful, though.

Tie your bond with someone too tight and it might prove difficult to cut away from them if the need arises. Or you might get sliced by them if they’re the one doing the cutting.

The morales of the human mind are far too complex for a teenager like myself to lecture. I’ll leave it to the professionals for now.

In the meantime, I’ll try my best to enjoy the subtleties of this crazy world I just happen to exist in. I suggest you do the same, reader.

-ET

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