iv slowly realized that over the years, innocence is lost earlier and earlier. you know, like hearing bout twelvies and sh*t. hearing about all these young people trying to grow up so fast! I wore my first pair of heels in the 10th grade and these days I see girls in the 7th grade wearing higher heels than me now! that's just an example.
i guess my main question is, why do people try to grow up so fast? why can't they just let life continue as it is. be 10 when your 10, not 16. there's not as much of an appreciation for childhood anymore.
do you think this is ok? is it wrong? or do you jus think that's the way the world goes...
I think kids have always wanted to be like adults, you see kids playing with baby dolls and boys pretending to be firefighters I mean kids want to be grown up. The difference today is that kids are marketed to more than ever and are sexualized at really young ages.
They are even selling lingerie to preteens as young as 7, I mean I think parents are to blame. No one should know about sex at that young of an age never mind TRY to be sexy. I think parents are being more and more hands off and let the television and the media raise their kids rather than themselves. I work at a children's theater and my co-workers and I couldn't believe that this 6 year old was wearing thigh high white go go boots and a mini skirt, she couldn't even walk she looked like a hooker. why would any parent let their kids wear that stuff? It's really beyond me. smh
This is most defintely happening and in the long run, it just hurts humans as a species. It's due largely in part to. Societal degradation and/or lack of morals, standards, and values in my opinion. Kids are just more prone to getting exposed to things like sex, drugs, alcohol, and violence much more easily. It's almost as if our youth is getting desensitized to these things from a mich younger age than we and previous generation were.
These factors and more all lead individuals to want to grow up fast and experience things adults usually experience, like how so many people are fixated on turning 21 just so they can be able to legally drink. Seeing all this stuff on tv, music, media, makes kids want to grow up faster.
Sadly for most people, the secret to life I think is keeping your inner child alive and well. It's when we let go of our innocence, creativity, imagination, and our need for adventure that we suffer and live our adult lives in mediocrity and stagnation.
The grass is greener on the other side holds good everywhere in this and other situations. Every kid wants to be a grown up and every grown up will be happy sliding back to childhood (there are exceptions ofcourse). Guess it's a part of human nature :)
I think people just want the best for other people.
My childhood was depressing. I saw war, I saw people get killed, I experienced poverty and famine, so yah.. I wouldn't want my child to experience the same thing. Ill probably spoil my kid :p, if they grow up too fast, oh well haha
"Children that have seen war, and Children that have not seen peace have different values".
my childhood went by too quickly and I have to grow up quickly too. its the medias fault and bad parenting. us 90's kids are the last generation to have had great parenting I think. its ashame that things have changed so much. kids don't go out and play as much they are glued to social media and video games. its not bad but I remember a time I didn't have that. not to sound old but that time was not that long ago when cellphones had an antenna you pulled out and there was no such thing as apps or smart phones. children won't ever get great parenting like there use to be, too many laws and too many people addicted to their work.
I see the same thing everyday also I know what you mean. I don't think it's right. Just a while I ago I went to the park and these seven to no more than nine year olds one asked if the baby I was holding(my cousin) was my kid. I told at my age now it's way too early gotta focus on school and a career first. she looked at me with a look of confusion, like was I serious? then more children of the same 7-9 group came over, let me tell you conversation topics got serious. They started talking about older people conversations things from being lesbians to other sexual referances and using very innapropriate language, I had to remove the kids I had with me and myself from this because it was just too much. Another little girl tried to cuss my friend out once on Facebook. When me and my friends were children we never talked like that. However I think society is setting itself back and becoming more and more lax on morals, values and basic social graces. In the long run it's just making each younger generation worse and worse. Along with too much uncensored television and not to mention bad parenting, I'm sick of seeing trifelin parents who haven't mentally grown to be mature adults themselves and teching more bad habits. I see this world becoming generation Idiocracy which it doesn't look pleasant.
I think it's sad. I was watching some Disney channel shows with my sister and I was kinda shocked to see that the main characters were talking about making out and stuff like that. When I was a kid, the main character would have been excited to get a kiss on the cheek. I just don't see a lot of innocence left it's sad. they're still kids, not adults