Post Adapted From An Original Blog I Posted In 2012 - And I Feel Still Very Relevent.
“Chaos is what killed the dinosaurs Darling” - possibly one of my favorite lines from the cult classic, dark comedy, Heathers which features a young Christian Slater as the bad boy from a severely dysfunctional background who kills off the popular kids in school making it look like a series of suicides. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend checking it out.
Whilst this in itself amuses the hell out of me, the movie does, in spite of the fact it is 30 years old, address issues that are all so relevent in today’s schools. Bullying. Although now it is all about cyber bullying and how “words can hurt”.
Now I am probably going to upset a lot of people, but really if you ask me this is a situation that schools themselves have created. All children ARE NOT EQUAL any more than all adults are, and the sooner they learn this and deal with the fact the better adjusted they will be. Schools create this “everyone is a winner” philosophy with no proper competitions so there are no losers and then wonder why as teenagers these children suddenly feel rejected and unable to cope with the world.
Well my readers the world in general SUCKS!! Life is NOT fair ….. You are not going to get everything you want and people are going to be MEAN. At least with this cyber bullying you can just TURN OFF THE COMPUTER and not have to see it. Instead of pandering to all these crying children we should be teaching them that it is OK to be different. I went through school revelling in the fact that I was an outcast. I never cared what people said, I never dressed how they wanted, or listened to what they thought was “IN” and honestly nothing much has changed. I lived in my vamp obsessed world long before popular culture dragged vampires kicking and screaming, sparkling into the daylight. I dealt with mean comments by being so different that people were scared of me. Yes they whispered in corridors and made their little jokes about how weird I was but each one I took as a compliment and they had no idea how to deal with that.
In many ways I have my late father to thank for this. He raised me to be me. To understand that I would not be the best at everything and sometimes I would lose but I should always go down fighting and to this day that is the mantra I live by and it is how I raise my children. To not be afraid if their opinion doesn’t match those around them but to stick with it even if sometimes they are going to be wrong. At least they HAVE their own opinion and will not be raised as sheep!
This is why I love my vampires so. Try as they might to hide who they are (or in their better cases they don’t try at all), their true nature always wins out in the end and it is that nature that I love and I always will. How Very!! *Mwah*
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