WELCOME TO A NEW FRIEND: THE DIGITAL INKWELL
We all learn meanness in elementary school, we get good at it in middle school, and perfect the art by high school. Only a select few forget their meanness through college. Thus, growing up is a hardening for most, like the bark on some old tree, impervious. Each day being told by someone to hate someone else, sometimes yourself.
In the midst of this we love to see authority knocked down. Our heroes are merely likable villains. Our rebels needn’t cause to be relevant. Immaturity is lauded as a sign of “being in touch with the inner child”. When boys and girls never grow up, they behave like children. We live in a modern day Lilliputia. Swift’s vision of a strong man being held down by the wills of the short-sighted could not ring truer. Hating the status quo is the highest sign of adolescence.
In relationships we are mean…
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