I am against the modern way of viewing things and this new trend to see people as such fragile creatures that can be influenced to do anything in every way possible.
In my backwards country they dont legalize gay couples and they cant adopt children because the popular belief is that kids seeing gay couples for parents will turn out gay even tho evidence shows all gay people were born to hetero couples, lol.
Nowdays they ban everything for kids to not get bad influence. I remember watching WcW when i was a kid. It was all huge tits, asses, steroids and blood. Look at what wrestling is now. No Bra And Panties matches, no swear words, barelly any steroids - boring if u ask me.
Movies suck compared to the ones they made in 80s.
But hey… did my generation grew up worse? Sure we smashed chairs on each other after watching wrestling, but come on… I think if a person is stupid enough to attempt a Jackie Chan scene, he will find a way to die even if u ban all the Jackie Chan movies.
As a self defense instructor i have this hobby of knowing much too much about serial killers, rapists and maniacs. What i always liked about studying their past is that there is no common type of their childhood. Some come from a fucked up family and have been abused but some come from the perfect American family and have college degrees. So basically a serial killer can come from any type of enviroment. So does prostitutes. Some actually have money and just rebel against their parents. Some are just sick sluts. Some do need money for drugs.
What im saying is - technically the influence is there but if people were so easily influenced, we could just force everyone to watch National Geographic chanels and everyone would be a scientist? No it doesnt work that way. Even tho the influence is there, people CHOSE what influence will influence them. Some will use internet for child pornography but some will study and help humanity. All options are open but the individual is the one who picks, so no… i dont agree that some influences can do a bad influence. Its a shit person that picked this influencer to influence him in the first place.
I think we had this sort of thing far before millennials or even Gen X. Mr. Rodgers was saying everyone was special just for being who they are in the 60s (maybe late 50s?).
I think that type of stuff isn’t to blame for the ills it gets blamed for. There are so many things that have changed over the previous decades in regards to a child’s experience that I think putting the blame on participation trophies, or similar seems a bit out there to me. I mean I grew up with participation trophies (actually they were ribbons IME), we would joke about it. “Matt did really well, he got a ribbon. Yeah, a participation ribbon haha”.
You mean to tell me that a sweater-vest wearing, soft spoken individual was a nurture-over-nature type person? I’m shocked
I remember my parent’s stressing the importance of not trusting what you see on the internet at a fairly young age. Why do you think this fool decided to blindly trust an influencer? I’m not so sure that personal responsibility was imparted upon him by his parents…
IDK, I did plenty of stupid things before social media was a big thing.
To me, this looks like something someone would have tried long ago, they just wouldn’t have recorded it, because they didn’t have a camera on their phone.
We were doing hands free back squats and other stupid things back in high school. I got up to around 40 mph on a skate board behind my buddies car as well (might have been 30 mph, but it sure felt fast as shit once I got speed wobbles). Skate boarded off my parents roof with some buddies. I am sure there are all sorts of things like this if I think about it long enough. Didn’t see anything on the internet to get me to do that dumb stuff.