Friday, July 25, 2008

Disturbing...

Do you ever find yourself bothered by just how distracted society continues to get? Are you ever bothered by your peer's priorities, their sense of humor? Today was one of those days for me... believe it...

It started with my Spanish Class... there we had to write two truths and one lie about ourselves, then have the class guess on what was the lie. Anyway, we got to kids who have had some very difficult lives, and who really don't get what is so sad about them... Take this one girl, her three were:

1. I have 4 tattoos
2. I have a 'gangsta' boyfriend
3. I am pregnant, due in December

Wait... what? She is 15, pregnant and has 4 illegal tattoos... oh, but its okay because she dumped the "gangsta" after he got her pregnant... I wanted to scream...

Next, we get to this guy that has three like 1) I am satanic 2) I try black magic and 3) I have two brothers... well guess what, he is an only child. Through the black clothes and the spiked piercing on his chin, there is still a good person... so what went wrong?

I'll summarize the others, basically there is a girl that lives alone because her mom left and her dad is a trucker and is gone for weeks... but its cool because she doesn't have a curfew. Another guy was in an accident while road racing... another guy was stabbed... on TWO occasions...

The world is a place where people's minds are simply distorted... take tonight, I went to go see the 'Dark Knight' again with some friends from school... I love that movie yes, and I don't want to give away anything. But when terribly psychotic moments arise and the bloodshed comes, why do people laugh? Yes, the Joker plays the part in an amusing way... but why do people talk about death as a funny thing an hour later?

The world needs to change, and to be honest, I don't know how to change it... people MUST come together and realize that things aren't always as bleak as they seem...

I hope the movie is right, maybe "The night is darkest just before the dawn..." or could it be closer to another view, that of the good Alfred when he states: "Some men just want to watch the world burn." Decide for yourselves.... pray only for a better tomorrow.

Zach

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

As I read through your comments, I thought about how much brokenness there is in this world. However, then I also thought about all of these people actually sharing these pieces of their life with others. Why? Is it just because they want attention and think they can shock others....or is some of this a cry for help? And what is our responsibility to them? Listening is a huge part of this. I'm not sure if our words make too much of a difference sometimes, but our lives can be a witness...and those prayers are definitely an important part too!

wendybtx said...

It's hard to believe that people so young live such a hard life. You just have to really pray hard for them and that they will find their way to Jesus some how...could be by watching someones life like you Zach. You might be the only Jesus that some kids may ever see. Just let your life be a witness to them. :)

Hallelujah [lock and load] said...

I hope this isn't just family restricted, if so, this isn't that significant. It does seem like our juvenile fears and morals are desensitized by films, simultaneously altering our priorities and principles. For example, the many hostages in the “Dark Knight”… to be held in captivity by a terrorist is a very real threat that very real people have endured in war, domestically, or what have you, and we think how it’s portrayed in the film is exciting. How have we let entertainment become so intoxicating? By viewing these images/situations in the media over and over again, you would expect that we would’ve adapted to them. Ultimately, we’ve become more and more na├»ve, as some find themselves under the impression that they could hypothetically manage in those situations,(ex: teen pregnancies, shootings...) as if “witnessing” them were enough. Sixty years ago, such ideas would be considered ridiculous.

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