Today’s featured writer is named Rebecca and she is a high school student.
She is, like many young people today, aware that there are quite a few strange issues going on in the world and that it is taboo to talk about most of them.
She is honest about how she feels, and this is very important. As we get older, many of us tend to start drowning in our delusions that have become stronger day by day. Many of us become hopelessly jaded.
She is young, her mindset is fresh, she is vulnerable, she can and has been hurt.
Nobody gets through life unscathed, and nobody makes it out alive.
I remember when I was in high-school. I remember the cliques, the power struggles. The feeling of not belonging. I was a wall flower, just an observer. High school is a self contained world for those living within the walls. High school seems infinitely real, more so than life after. After high school, life is just normal. The drama settles and we get to sink into the lovely routine of trying to make money without parting with the larger part of our souls. We get married, we have kids. We realize as adults that we don’t know any more than we did as kids, if anything, we start to see that we don’t know very much at all! We also slowly come to find that “knowing things” isn’t necessarily all it’s cracked up to be.
One of her posts discusses “adults” and how they don’t ever listen to kids. I believe one of the main reasons for this is that kids don’t have as many blinders on as adults, and they ask too many highly relevant questions. They ask questions that there aren’t easy answers for, so adults just play the adult card and shut the kids down.
I have found that even as a young person, logic is logic and adults (and children for that matter) cannot defend good logic with bad logic. Intelligence has no age. Social systems create age and all the assumptions and expectations the come along with it.
Rebecca, thank you for giving as much of yourself as you have with your writing, and being vulnerable and brave. Good luck in your Junior year!
Thank you for being my ‘H’, it took me forever to find you!
Here is her page, give it some love!