Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dear Young Women, Don't Be The Crazy People

Dear Young Women,

I've never been one to think that stellar role models can be found in pop music stars, but goodness gracious, some of the lyrics and ideas that are being played on the radio these days are just...crazy.   These songs promote total disregard for others, rules, health, self, safety, sanity, authority, normalcy, care and calm, not to mention grammar.   

A few examples, from the ongoing stream of craziness that is making me appreciate my country radio pre-set buttons more and more every day:

And we can't stop
And we won't stop
Can't you see it's we who own the night?
Can't you see it's we who 'bout that life?
We run things, things don't run we
Don't take nothing from nobody
Miley Cyrus

I got this feeling on the summer day when you were gone.
I crashed my car into a bridge. I watched, I let it burn.
I through your **** into a bag and pushed it down the stairs.
I crashed my car into a bridge.
I don't care. I love it.
I don't care.
Icona Pop

Hello, wherever you are
Are you dancing on the dance floor, or drinking by the bar?
Tonight we do it big, and shine like stars
And we don't give a **** cause that's just how we are
We are the crazy kids, them crazy, crazy kids
We are the crazy people

Young women, please please please please....don't be the crazy people.   I understand that in the years of your youth there is pressure and expectation to throw all care to the wind, defy authority and be your own boss.  I get that.  But I want to share a few things with you...

Don't write off the adults in your life.  They've lived more of it than you.  They know stuff.  Give them a chance.

Respect your body.  You are a beautiful, wonderful child of God who created you in his image and you are the only one of you on this planet.  So take good care of you, demand respect from others and don't tolerate a lack of it. 

Sleep.  Going to bed before midnight does not make you lame.

Don't just live for today.   Live for tomorrow too and many, many more tomorrows after that.  Don't do something while living for today that will ruin all your tomorrows.

There is a time and place for calm and quiet. Every minute of every day doesn't have to be lived in party mode. Take out the headphones. Be still. Be quiet. Be by yourself.

Don't do things that are illegal.  Just don't.

Also, don't crash your car into a bridge and watch and let it burn.  I hope that goes without saying.

You've got so much to live for, do, see, accomplish and experience. Please, don't be the crazy people.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I have thought the same thing about all three of those songs... Just crazy. A "party" lifestyle won't get you very far in life, and lately I have known WAY too many girls try to mimic those lyrics with terrible results.