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letspretendFifteen and confused.
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Oh, society;

by letspretend

Listen to those before you.

You have scorned them, you know? You've taken the hopes our future held and crushed it, you have replaced it with the sayings of those before them, you say they should listen to their elders.

Listen to them

They teach their children to read and write, they teach them to differentiate between good and bad, so that one day they will live to their fullest and accomplish greatness.

because they survived.

How utterly hypocritical of you. You give them education, you give them choices, you give them freedom until you force expectations upon them, that's not choice. You say; listen, I'm older.

They've survived; they're alive.

How can you give them the option of their dream and snatch it away from them the minute you seem fit?; Doctor, lawyer, businessman. These are your choices. But what about passion?

But are they living now?

They, our future, are confused. They're lost and afraid in a world they are being forced to grow accustom to. You've created the world you live in now, why can't they?

Were they living then?

Why can't you allow them to sculpt their own future? If they fall, pick them up. If they fail, help them find a different route. Encouragement leads to success, do not make it seem reversed.

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letspretendFifteen and confused.
4 months ago

Dear Big Brother;

letspretendFifteen and confused.
5 months ago

she, her, they;

letspretendFifteen and confused.
a year ago

Dear future;

a year agoReply
this is reality but I am happy that I've got different and supportive elders :)

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
Great message and thoughts!!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
I would be willing to bet real money that something similar has been written in every language and in every era of civilization on this planet. This does resonate with me. I remember the conflicts only too well. This was well written so that means you met your English teacher's expectations. The real problem your generations faces is that no matter what you do, we the older generations, have harmed this planet repair.