Parents do many things but their most important job is to become obsolete. This is not a bad thing.
Their goal is to teach their kids to be self sufficient and not rely them for every little thing. This doesn’t mean that kids don’t need their parents anymore or won’t want their help for lots of things as they get older. My mom still calls her mom all the time with questions or just to talk. Parents should always be a part of their kid’s life, but the kids should be able to survive if/when the parents are no longer around.
People change constantly, especially kids. Ironically though, at my 8th grade graduation, the speaker said that “From this point forward, your [the parents] job is done.” Even as a kid, I couldn’t believe what he said because I know how much my parents still do with and for me. Then he added that at this age, kids are pretty much the way they will be for the rest of their life. Not only is that ridiculous, but it is not true. I have heard lots of adults say they changed even after they grew up.
As kids grow up, we won’t “need” our parents in the same way as we did when we were little but that doesn’t mean that parents won’t continue to help or teach their kids.
My grandma, who is 77, is still learning new things each day. Life is about changing and improving. If we didn’t change after 14 years old, well who knows how we would be?
Anyone who watches the competition reality shows pretty much knows that it won’t always be fair or even good. The producers purposely let untalented, crazy, or even disgusting people on the show just to get ratings. That’s no surprise! But if America’s Got Talent is supposed to be even a little legitimate, what happened last night?
A 60-something woman with sky-high red, bushy hair, painted-on black eyebrows, dark red lipstick that went way beyond her mouth “attempted” to sing and play the keyboard. She was horrible from the start and the audience immediately starting giving the X sign to cancel her. Piers was the first judge to X her but the other two just let her continue. Then when her time was up (they actually let her finish), Howie and Sharon voted her through to Las Vegas commenting that they thought she was interesting. Did they forget the show is not called “America’s Got Interesting People” but “America’s Got Talent?”
The show went from bad to worse when a 10-year-old girl, Nina Waga Mojares, with four back-up singers/dancers was amazing and DID have talent but yet all three judges voted NO on her saying she just wasn’t ready for Vegas. They agreed she was talented but had other specific, nit-picky comments about her performance. Watch her performance and I think you’ll agree that she was amazing!
What were they thinking?
If the show starts to go away from the main purpose of the show, which is talent, and borders on weird stuff just for ratings, they will lose in the end.
People say some outrageous things on Twitter. We’ve all seen the silly and ridiculous tweets where someone gives way too much information. Some people think what they say doesn’t matter because it doesn’t seem real when it’s a virtual life. Now imagine if you were in public and said some of the things that people say on Twitter.
Say you were in a park and someone walks up to the crowd and yells, “Everyone look at pictures of my cat” and holds up photographs. That would seem weird, right? People are ok with saying those things over the Internet though. Let’s take another example. You are in a store and someone says outloud, “The baby cried all night…didn’t get any sleep.” It’s a bit random, but if you think about it, when someone say whatever is on their mind on Twitter, people think nothing of it. It seems like it is kind of expected on Twitter but frowned upon in real life.
Another thing, if we “LOL’ed” as much in real life as we do online, we would be a much happier society. Think about it. The Internet allows us to be anybody without ever having any human interaction. We do and say what we do online because we can but that doesn’t make it right.
Point? Does everyone in the world really need to know what people are doing every second? I’m not the first, by far, to point this out either. Before you tweet just think, would I say that outloud to someone in person?