Sunday, March 05, 2006

This is something to contemplate

I was taking a break from grading (I really do catch up at times, I just avoid it a lot), and found a really procative post:
Celebrities are our young peoples' mentors now? Actually, as long as parents give in and give in and kowtow, celebrities rule. Fashion, music, behavior. . . . .besides, many kids nowadays see celebrities more frequently than they see their parents. Kids spend long hours home alone in front of the tv, and lifestyle examples are rampant all over the networks. All of them look like more fun than their parents' lifestyles.

You know, just like us, when we were their age.

Celebrities are out there everywhere. There are more celebrities than regular people, in some areas. Celebrities, wearing g-strings and two styrofoam egg carton sections, carrying french bread in a mesh bag, talking on a cell phone and frowning at the ten thousand photographers who are following them. Celebrities, making babies and abandoning them like so much dross. Celebrities, walking out on pregnant wives or girlfriends that they might take up with yet another celebrity and impregnate them, too. Studly celebrities with high sperm counts, going from flower to flower like King Mongut. Celebrities, unmarried but reproducing like crazed ferrets, dancing on top of talk-show furniture and spouting philosophy that any sane and educated person would laugh at, but which an un or under-educated person might ostensibly fall for. And it is my firm belief that many of our young people are at the very least, undereducated.
Mamacita goes on to relate this all to the Seven Deadly Sins, a subject I hadn't thought about in some time.

I mean, like many people, I sort of thought of them as, you know, QUAINT. Not important anymore, in this luxury-filled world of ours. I think I've been wrong about that for some time now. Although the Sins and the corresponding Virtues are based on a particular religious belief, I think they have meaning for many today.

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