And so she wrote,
When you take a philosophy course in college, it leads you to many new thoughts and perspectives. And this.
Relationships today seem extravagantly opposite than what they were in our parent’s generation. Maybe you get lucky like me and have these two amazing people for parents, who seem like saints in your mind. Top that off with thirty-two years of marriage under their belts and you get one admirable couple. But it does seem like more young men are forgetting what it means to respect a woman. That doesn’t just mean respect her physical self. Women in the sixties have been painted out to be more laid back and respected for their beliefs. Granted, these are different times, but doesn’t it make more sense to have continued with that? The problems I relate this to are technology, social networking, and sex.
We live in the most technological-advanced age anyone could have imagined (for now). It is rare to find a child these days without a cell phone, an IPOD, or some other brain-sucking device. (Funny I say this as I continue typing my blog on my laptop) It is my simple conclusion that this allows way less time for people to interact, i.e. boys and girls. It is crucial at young ages for children to develop relationships and form their own opinions. How is that going to happen if they are all texting? Don’t get me wrong, I am no stranger in that world. Fortunately, I was born in the 80s and still had time to experience a good old-fashioned childhood, complete with Ghost in the Graveyard and imagination.
It is kind of the same idea with social networking. Since these sites allow men and women (or sadly, adolescents) to write pretty much anything about themselves on their page, there is almost nothing left to the imagination. My belief is that that is one of the biggest attractions of all is that of the unknown. I think that they had it right fifty years ago- men and women got along better because they did not know all the little secrets about us. Sometimes less is more. I am trying to teach myself that!
Now I will ellaborate on what I plan on being a not-so-taboo topic (scroll past if you wish, Dad): SEX! The media provides people of all ages with a surplus, if you will, of sexually-explicit content. It is becoming more common to swear around your children or let them watch R-rated material than it ever was when I was a kid. By the time a child reaches sixteen this day in age, it is unlikely they are still virgins.
So you can call me sheltered, call me annoying, laugh at me, or agree with me for all I care. This is just one woman’s opinion…