Some days, I wake up and think “Do I really want to deal with the world today?”. I know it’s not the most productive thing to think, but this is what society throws at me on a daily basis. Some things I read about just make me want to smack my head and hope the world looks a bit different when I’m done! Maybe it’s just reading too many stories online, or getting too much of a news channel, but irregardless, there are some things out there that just make no sense! It all has to do with the BBDN society that we seem to have cultivated.
What is BBDN? It stands for “Bitch But Do Nothing”
You hear about this all the time, and you wonder why this is……well, it’s because people tend to complain about everything, yet do nothing to solve the problem!
I read an article recently where a kid was bullied at school – a place that used to be a safe haven of learning, yet this kid was picked on constantly. He told the teacher – nothing was done. He went to the principal – nothing was done – so one day he takes his school-issued iPad and has it set to voice record, and records one of these sessions with the bullies, then takes it home to his mother. Of course, his mother is outraged, and goes to see the principal about it.
What does the school do? They call the authorities and press charges against the victim for wiretapping!!
Okay……..tell me in what world does this make any sense at all? Check out one of the many articles on this very subject:
Charges were later dropped, as evidenced by this article:
But it still puzzles me why something would have to go this far? Why not deal with the original issue at the school, and deal with the bullies? Why go through all this hassle? It just doesn’t make sense.
Here is another thing that makes no sense – and there is plenty of blame on all sides on this one. It involves threats and online games. You see…..there is a reason why I don’t like online gaming.
You have a kid playing some random multiplayer game – sucks at it, and then goes and says that he’s going to shoot up some school! Well, for one……you just don’t do this! Why? Because people in this day and age are paranoid enough as it is without some random noob-head spouting off like this. So the kid ends up getting arrested and thrown in jail!
So on one hand, you have people ranting that this is going too far, arresting kids based on what they say online, but………if the authorities did nothing, and this kid went through with their threat, then they would catch hell for actually doing something to stop potential shootings like this from happening……………
………..all while playing online multiplayer games.
So of course I’m sure that someday we’ll see people in office stating that video games promote violence. They did it before with Mortal Kombat, so I’m sure games like Call of Duty will come under fire for this type of stuff as well. In the end, it comes down to the people playing – are they mature enough to handle a game, and have the risk of losing, without making stupid remarks like this? Are we smart enough to determine when a threat is serious or not?
Oh, and here’s another new “thing” that’s going around – “Swatting”. This is when some butt-hurt gamer finds the information about the player who beat him, calls the authorities pretending to be the other guy, making false reports, and then laughing as the cops go to the house of the other person to arrest them! Really? Are you that insane, people? Does this really happen? Apparently so, as shown below:
Children first learn at home from the parents – from the examples they set. They also learn from their environment – what they see and hear from others around them at school and while out playing. Parents play a part in this as well, since it’s up to them to teach them to be upstanding citizens – or at least not juvenile delinquents who are going to cause trouble.
Our world is pretty messed up, and there is more than enough blame to go around and have plenty left over. It’s now up to us to help repair the damage that has been caused, and then work to make things better. We owe that to the future generations.