‘Milking’ – The New Teen Craze.

To watch a video of some idiot pouring a pint of milk over his/her head makes me think that as a race we have finally lost all our marbles. ‘Milking’ is just the latest in a long line of crazy things that today’s youth seem to find ‘cool’, and to reach such depths I guess they must be bored out of their gourds. The following links will take you to some of these crazy stunts:

http://youtu.be/qtJPAv1UiAE

http://youtu.be/rObgXiQEV8g

This latest craze is as mind-numbing as ‘planking’ and posing as owls, but thankfully not as ridiculous as jumping from a fourth or fifth story balcony into a swimming pool below. This latter prank led to the deaths of many teenagers here in Spain who, while on holiday, thought it would be ‘cool’ but ended up splattered all over the tiles surrounding the pool. The following link will show you how dangerous this stunt is:

http://youtu.be/UJBWDFPgNQg

Teenagers have a lot to contend with these days I know, but most of their problems are centred around the fact that they have no real direction in their lives. For this I blame society, but mainly the parents. If you really care for your children, as a parent you are obligated to instill three basic rules into your kids: Respect – Honesty – Responsibility. Sadly today most if not all are sadly lacking. As a parent, try and remember the last time you had a heart-to-heart with your child about these three requirements for a responsible life style? Can’t remember – I’m not surprised!

Because these three basic principles are missing from teenagers today most have little or no respect, even for their parents let alone society. Their lives are so ‘directionless’ they do not know what is required of them. Its all about binge drinking, drugs and violence these days, and if your child is not involved in one or all of these they are usually tied to the computer. The period of going out and having a good time without getting ‘smashed’ or lost in drug haze has disappeared in the mist of time, probably never to return. Why is this? The simple answer is that the three basic requirements mentioned previously were never taught.

So where do we go from here? Good question – but one thing is sure, teenagers will continue their quest for the insane, zany and ridiculous because they have nothing better to do. Perhaps in a few years time the YouTube sensation of the year will be a video of some young teenager topping himself just for the sheer hell of it. Impossible, I don’t think so.

Roy.

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