Posted 24 August 2013 - 02:03 PM
I think there is some validity to "garbage in, garbage out." People are influenced by their environment regardless of age. It is up to an individual however, to make the right decisions in any given situation and whilst no one is perfect, you have to exercise common-sense and some modicum of intelligence.
When you look at terrorism in overseas countries where its prominent, you find "its what they've been taught, its what they hear and see," "there is a lack of *proper* education." In the states for example, there are still many places w/ uneducated/undereducated youth AND adults. Thug lifestyles on tv/in music *preach* kill that "MF" and take his .....! Instead of applying ones-self and working for anything, its being glorified that its *easier* to steal and kill for it. The gold chains, palaces and fine rides are for naught when you're dead, lookin over your shoulder the rest of your life or in prison w/ BIG Bubba as your cell mate.
R*'s games (and others) do not teach people to be responsible contributors to society! BUT THEY'RE VIDEO GAMES! Thats the problem, they're NOT supposed to be teaching your kids (or adults). That is supposed to be the responsibility of parents for their children and adults for themselves! You're 18, 28, 40, 65, do you really need "Mommy" to tell you to wipe your own ....?, get educated, go to work, be responsible?!
As a child progresses in life, its also their responsibility to make something of themselves and not say "Ma didnt give me .... Dad was a drunk, so I'm gangsta." "I shoulda had as good a life as I wanted as a kid," "I oughta get my way all the time, respect me MF."
Grow up and take some responsibility for your own education, career etc. I dont know anyone who has ever had that "great childhood" but it didnt give 'em a right to lay waste to ppl at a McDonalds because they didnt like the service or just shoot some dude walkin down the street, such as happened w/ Chris Lane. The thugs that killed him, 15, 16, & 17 said "it was a joke", "it was for fun" they were "bored" they claim, "saw him and said thats our target." After listening to what the parents said, its clear they're not truly "Parents."
It is up to the individual to make up their own minds what they will do in any given situation. Its been said "life is 20% what happens to us and 80% how we react." We can either brute about the problems we have, drown them in "woe is me" sorrows or get off your ..... and do something about it, stop acting like everyone else owes you something, including respect, normally that is earned, not by how many "MF" you can beat down and kill but by overcoming the desire to wallow in self-pity and think "its all about me." Put your mind and body to work the RIGHT way for the good things you want in life instead of steal/kill.
That is directed towards kids and parents but parents need to take up the reigns and behave more like parents than kids themselves. If you had more parents taking responsibility for the offspring they thought would be fun to create just because they had an opportunity to jump in the sack, then you'd have a lot fewer problems in society w/ kids, especially as they become adults, IMO.