I am seventeen and sometimes I feel like I am more adult then some of the actual adults I encounter on a daily basis.
At stores you may see a grown woman screaming because she isn't able to use a coupon, even though it is very clear that she is not in a position where she wound need too.
Then there are the adults that will argue with the younger generation just to prove that they are wrong.
I am thankful to say that none of my parents, or close family friends are these kinds of people. Sadly though, I do know some adults who are like that.
Typicically, those people are also the same people that blame the younger generation for all of the messed up situations that the country had to deal with. Which is exactly why I am writing about this.
Here is my problem: Yes, some of the people younger then you have messed up, and have made mistakes.
Yes, we make dumb decisions sometimes. But that does not mean that we will drive the country into the ground. In fact, I believe that the majority of my generation has a decent head in their shoulders.
Obviously some of the people we have grown up with aren't so mature, or have chosen a not-so-good path for themselves. But I sincerely doubt that your entire generation was full of church-going, community service-participating, sober angels.
Yes, the majority of you have grown into a good life. You can provide for your family, you have a steady job, and have a loving relationship with your family. But regardless of statics and what we believe as a society, your generation has had as many mess ups as mine has.
I guess what I am trying to say is just remember, all of these things our country is going through, we go through together. Young and old, we struggle together. Please do not bunch younger people into a group of lazy pot-heads. We have potential. We can be strong, independent men and woman who have the potential to change the world, just as you used to be.
And I am off. Peace and love to you and yours!