Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Phew...

I woke up the morning after the VMAs with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.  I got to do all of the stupid stuff I did in my teens and 20’s and there is NO real proof. OK, maybe some stories from a group of friends, most whose memories were compromised by things they are also glad didn’t end up on social media, so I’m not so worried.

I can’t even imagine the duration of my fetal position if I was subjected to @s or blog comments, basically having my dumb stuff getting yelped. I can hardly handle that now, here, even though I know what I’ve signed up for by having and posting my opinions and experiences.  

I could crank call, I could flash a well deserving band and have it be just that, a flash, not a gift that keeps on giving, and I could do things that weren’t forward-able, shareable, or viral. Thank GAWD there is no picture of me wearing the “porn star” t-shirt I thought was funny, no record of my gun jumping the whole “in a relationship” thing on FB (which I would have definitely done,) and all of my look-at-me attention getting nonsense can be seen as learning experiences and not things my kids may find when they eventually Google “Boobs.” Phew…

1 comment :

Kat said...

You and I grew up in a time when our bits of stupidity didn't go viral on YouTube. Thank Goodness!!

Here's the thing though; it IS different now. Young people know this perfectly well. Miley (among others) have the added issue of being celebrities who people watch. She knows that she has millions of young fans who watch her every move and see her as a role model. This is why seeing her consciously and deliberately act like a skank is so dismaying. That is a young lady who needs better advisors and perhaps some counselling.