To Save the U.S.A's Self Esteem

January 28, 2012
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Every time I watch the news with my Grumpy, sitting on black leather couches with a fire blazing and the TV at that imperfect angle next to the glass double doors, he ends up saying at one time or another, "You sickos."

He says that about everybody. Most of the time, nowadays, it's about the government. If they'd stop taking away, say, parts of Christmas, then he wouldn't complain all the time. Retirement is for a reason, y'know. The TV's newsman's just spoiling it for him.

He has a point, though. My English teacher, my grandpa, everyone in my politically-inclined family (sorry to say that) is sick of religious items being dragged away to preserve the self esteem of other religions, the minorities. For Pete's sake, what about everyone else's self esteem? How're we going to save them apples, eh?

I'm all for picking up a lost soul from the abysses of "I'm a loser"-dom, but seriously. How is it going to help anyone to let the smaller percent of the U.S.A. get what they want while the majority crosses their arms and misses out on Old Saint Nick, a staple of American life in the holidays?

Like I said earlier, everyone has self esteem. Most people's are low. But it's every individual's job to pick their own confidence up, not the government's. If you build up your self esteem, you shouldn't be destroying or taking away from someone else's. Someone else's life, someone else's confidence.

Seriously, man. What happened to individuality? It's a highly-commercialized idea, but without the correct usage of free will, you can't have individualism. By my viewpoint, that itself is dwindling.

To save the smiles of every group in America, legal or not, everyone SHOULD ignore what makes them ticked off and cannot be changed, and live their lives with a few downers, like a Christmas tree in Times Square, for those who don't celebrate that. It's not the end of the world if it stands there, okay?


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bookthief This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm
Don't you think it hurts people's self esteem to see that the majority culture thinks so little of them that it feels free to ignore their feelings (and its own Constitution)? Though I agree that it would be great if our self-esteem came from the inside, it's simply not true for most people. Think about how those of us who are in the minority feel when the majority culture decides that we are not important. I guarantee that if you were not in the majority in this case, your feelings would be dif... (more »)
BluBliss replied...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 9:58 am
Who told you I wasn't a minority case? Who told you I don't have the experience in my lifetime to know what its like to be a minority? Self esteem is an individual's business. What kind of place would we be living in if the majority of people tried to give the minorities what they want? That would equal a whole lot of servants serving a small amount of people. And that just doesn't work.
BluBliss replied...
Feb. 14, 2012 at 9:59 am
btw, majorities do/should care (it differs from individual to individual) about the minorities. majorities just need to look out for themselves.
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