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            There are several DISGUSTING things that some of our young folks today are doing that is frowned upon by most of adults that I know, and by especially me.  When I see, and hear about these things, all that I can think is that they all are being done because to the complete lack of self-respect that these young people have for themselves.  What else could it be?

What I am talking about are the following:

One is their appearance today.  You know that dirty, unshaven look and appearing to have not taken a shower for some time.  Their clothes look dirty.  They can go into the stores and now buy clothes, brand new that look this way…which really has me confused.  And then, they wear these clothes in a manner that makes them look like bums.  Even with Phillip Phillips, our American Idol winner, the coaches tried to get him to dress appropriately but he refused.  Every other contestant listened to the coaches and looked great but he refused to do so.  I don’t understand this resistance to dressing appropriately and wanting to look clean and well-groomed which I was always taught to do.

Then, we have the situation with young men walking around with their pants pulled down so that their underwear is showing.  That is one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen.   Now, why would anyone do that?  That has got to be the number one item on the self-disrespect list.  I think that I heard that this is what goes on in our prisons.  In my work, I have been in several prisons and have never seen the inmates do this.  Why in the world would they want to follow the example of those in our prisons?   I’m sure that the Psychologists have an explanation for this behavior but I surely don’t know what it is.  I see some youngsters doing this that look like gang members and it doesn’t surprise me.  But when I see others who are good upstanding children in the community doing it, I just have to shake my head and wonder why they are being followers instead of leaders.

Then, there is the matter of illegal drugs being taken by our young folks…the marijuana, which seems to be the leader, but certainly not the only thing being used illegally.  Just why are these kids doing this?  How do they get hooked on this stuff?  What is causing them to break the law and to injure their bodies?  By now, everyone knows that Marijuana many times leads to more dangerous drugs and all the bad things that go with such use!

The most disgusting of things going on in the world of our young folks, to me, is the rap music which to me is not music at all.  These kids stand up on stage in front of huge crowds singing (or yelling) songs with dirty, filthy, words and constantly pulling on themselves in their groin area.  Is doing this supposed to arouse the girls, or what?  Girls could get it stopped in a second by just letting the boys know in uncertain terms that they think it is disgusting and that they don’t like it!  So why aren’t they doing that?  Here is a case where the girls are not being respectful by not using their “Girl Power” to stop it.  We all know how much power that the females have on males in our society.  They can make us men do whatever they want!

Remember, in the beginning of my article that I stated that I was talking about “some of our young adults” and didn’t mean “all” of them, of course.  I am referring to only this group doing these things because I really don’t understand why they are doing this stuff.




AndersonnewWritten by Ted Anderson. Insurance agent Ted W. Anderson worked in sales for half a century, has lived in Albany since 1993. He is president of Dover Lane Neighborhood Watch. Send email to him at aj@thealbanyjournal.com.


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