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Thread #20308   Message #213492
Posted By: Kelida
18-Apr-00 - 01:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Do Americans know II
Subject: RE: BS: Do Americans know II
Someone called my scary once--oh yes, my last ex-boyfriend, because I own a t-shirt with a spider on it that reads: "We could mate, but then I'd have to kill you." LOL! It's my favorite shirt, by the way. Haven't had a boyfriend since, though. . .was it something I said?

Anyway, in REAL (serious) response to the last few posts:

Mbo--I like the song--lovely! :^)

DougR--I prefer "realistic" to "cynical," and I never said I wasn't. I did say however, that I am not angry or hopeless, and I maintain that statement. I do think though that there are a lot of problems in America, for all that it IS one of the best countries in the world. I admit freely that young people form many other countries, such as Mozambique, Russia, Singapore, and China (where 1/3 of the world's population resides) would love to come to America. But those countries have way more problems than America. However, before Americans can go around criticizing and trying to change the rest of the world, they should try and solve the problems at home first.

Hotspur--I think that a lot of adults DON'T listen to people that are my age, but I will never stop believing that their unintentionally overbearing attitudes are motivated by true caring. Also, at the same time, there are a lot of teenagers who just don't speak loud enough to be heard or that don't approach their elders with the respect they deserve. Maybe, too, the problem is that adult activists seem to travel in very large packs, while young activists seem to be very nearly solitary and lost in the crowd.