The Not-So-Promising Possible Future MAG

January 23, 2010
By NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.


No idea about what's going on,
They think the capital of Mexico's Iran.
They probably couldn't tell you who their governor is,
They're too busy worrying about if their soda has enough fizz.
The most important thing on their minds
Is their next shopping trip, and the sales they'll find.
They're only into “going green” because it's “in,”
And because there are cute clothes that say, “Not Recycling Is a Sin.”

But they are blind to the world that surrounds them,
And they allow others to form opinions for them.

Has thinking for oneself become obsolete?
Is it now un-cool to be smart?
Are clones of brainless celebrities what you want to see?
Originality torn to shreds?
A new generation of followers?

In today's world, I experience these people every day.
I'm scared to say that the amount of them is increasing
And I can't help but think that these are the people who will soon be:
Voting in our elections for whomever their friends are voting for,
Driving when drunk,
Flunking out of college,
And maxing out credit cards they had no intention of paying for in the first place.
Is this the future you wish to see? The change won't be coming on its own or from someone else. Only you can shape your future, by the choices you, as an independent individual, make.

You want a free ride?
You think you're entitled to everything and anything without putting forth the effort and doing the work?

If you do, then I hope you're not calling yourself an American. Our founding fathers and mothers did not work their butts off, gaining our independence as a nation, only to have it taken over by the lazy and uneducated.



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on Sep. 3 2010 at 10:13 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Thank you (: And, yes, I know not everyone is this way. Sometimes I need to have those kinds of things pointed out to me :) When I wrote this, I was really on a rant haha but I wanted it to wake people up. But, thank you, I do have hope when I read comments like yours (:

on Sep. 3 2010 at 8:50 pm
CrazySquid GOLD, Cashmere, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"For beauty is nothing but the begining of terror"

Rilke part of 'The Tenth Elgy'

amazing poem....and although i know alot of people likes this that doesnt meen everyone is...you are proof of that so, so have some hope :)

on Aug. 31 2010 at 7:40 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Thank you (: Yes, it is looking bleak, but we can all do something to help. It's people like you and me who it's up to!

on Aug. 31 2010 at 4:26 pm
WritingLoverForever PLATINUM, Bowling Green, Ohio
32 articles 2 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's not about success; it's about significance.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

I love this. It goes very in depth with the issues in the world, and you express your opinions on these issues very well.  And I completely agree with everything you mentioned. What is this world coming to anyway? The future of America's children is looking very bleak right now.

on Jan. 28 2010 at 9:02 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

I know, it's horrible! Kids have no idea! It's like, "Hello?! Wake up!!" They're in their own little worlds...a plastic bubble that needs to be popped open.

on Jan. 28 2010 at 8:38 pm
andshesfearless GOLD, West Harrison, New York
10 articles 1 photo 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
-jimi hendrix-

this is like

the life i see at my school

exactly.

its horrible!

on Jan. 28 2010 at 2:36 pm
NoRulesJustWrite PLATINUM, Ada, Michigan
21 articles 5 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
Stay happy, stay weird, and don't let anyone take away your smile.

Thank you (: It sucks that I had to even write something like that, though. But, it's true and it's a growing problem. People need to understand that without hard-working, honest people, this world will not survive. So, how do they expect our own country to? It's all a big mess and it will only continue unless people wake up. I honestly feel like slapping people sometimes for the things they say. Ignorance is my worst enemy and my biggest pet peeve. Anyways, thanks for the comment! Sorry about my mini-rant. I could debate about our country all day. Your stuff is so good too!! I loved your piece called "Our Own Place". I left you a comment there as well (:

on Jan. 28 2010 at 11:30 am
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
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This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx


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