JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10 Posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1769 times:
Being a teenager my self, I find the number of my peers who are ignorant remercable. The type of people who just come to school to skip classes and sit in the front yard smoking. The type that when you say "Who is Canada's prime minister" they say "Prime Minister??? What is Prime Minister". That is just one example I have many others I won't get into know.
What prompted this post is reading other post and then seeing that a teen wrote them reminded me that all hope is not lost.
Unfortunatley these ignorant people are what adults think of when they think of teens.
I don't want to bore you with more examples and reasons right now. Please respond.
AC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
I'm not sure what you want us to say, but I agree. There are the people that are constantly late, talk all class, do poorly in school because of it, get piss drunk every week-end, and are constantly sleeping that give the rest of us a bad name.
I myself have never been unexcusably late, failed a class or even a test, rarely get drunk, and never sleep past 8. Unfortunately we have to put up with this and until we're 20 or so, we'll have to live with this rep.
Delta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8 Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1600 times:
JAT... I completely agree with you. Now... if you are truly ignorant, that is one thing. But, if you don't try, don't do homework, don't show up for class, and fuss at the teachers.... that is another! I know a lot of people like that. I call them "skanks". I have always tried very hard and studied and I have never had a problem with a teacher. I do not associate with "skanks". But... if the person really trys to do good, and doesn't... I have no problem with them. A lot of these "skanks" don't have responsible parents and are able to make too many choices. If I were to make a low grade... my mom would help me raise it and encourage me to do better. I have never failed a class. I have failed a few tests but it is pretty rare. I have an A average. I think that my parents have contributed to that a lot. I am usually called a "prep" at school. All of my friends apply themselves and sometimes I turn to them for help with school. There is NO REASON for anyone to not try. My health occupations teacher was asking us what career we were considering... I, of course, said Airline pilot... one of these "skanks" told the teacher she wanted to be a bar tender. That is just sad! That same girl made a 28 on the last test we took.
BTW... seven_fifty7... I won't even say what pops into my mind everytime I think of people like you!
I hope that I have not offended anyone... just letting you know my opinion!
Bombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1582 times:
I can't stand ignorant teens, a lot of my friends will not pay attention to what i say if its longer than 10 seconds. Living in canada, i once asked a fellow canadian if he knew who the prime minister was (as a joke, long story), and his response was "I don't f**kin know! i dont watch the news!". I was completely shocked by that response because i wasn't prepared for it. I mean, how can someone live in the world, and not know where they are or who controls the country and that sort of thing. After that, i noticed how ignorant most of the people i know are.
I hate those people
Delta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8 Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1568 times:
Flyf15... LOL! That doesn't make any sense! If half of the people were "below average"... then that would not below average... it would be average! The few smart peeps causing the "average" to be so high would be considered outliers... I think. But... I know what you ment. Actually... at my school, the majority of the people do pretty good.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 23 Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1562 times:
"John Cretin or someone? I think its a French guy." -That is the answer you will get in the United States about the Canada PM, if you are lucky!!
Here at my school, it is even worse. Many of the ignorant teens who don't give a damn about school are also exorbiantly rich, so you know they will probably succeed in life because of their inherent financial status. I don't really care if someone who slacks off and is ignorant has a baby at 17 and ends up making minimum wage for the rest of his life. He is paying for what he did (failed to do) with his childhood. But when you see people in good, expensive schools, not giving a damn about classes and actually being very content with a grade in the low 70s, it just isn't right. What's worse is that many of these people's parents don't give a damn either.
Don't even ask me about what the state of ignorance is in the U.S. because it is ugly, very ugly.
Greeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
While I sympathise I cannot remove myself from all responsibility. For every effect there is a cause.
Yes, the teen scene is a bit embarrasing for a serious kid. Someone who thinks is bothered by a dope. What I have difficulty with are people who CAN yet DON'T. People who have a knife, fork and spoon that eat with their fingers are like those who have books that just will not read them.
It is time to work on a system of motivation in schools (negative or positive) that actually stimulates action and minds.
Do you have any ideas? I am serious JAT! America needs you. We older people need intelligent younger people to help this country's future. What needs to be done?
Ps-even you have a little challenge with literacy. Keep working on this. Your posts leave out necessary periods, and divide words into two when they are supposed to be one. Our system has done this to you--but you can overcome this. Then you can help correct the system.
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10 Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
What we learned in school was that the reason these people are the way they are is becuase of their parents. The parents are usually baby boomers and feel they didin't get a fair advantage in life and so don't want to make the same "mistakes" as their parents did. This results in teens getting what ever they want from their parents and not having to worry about or work for anything because they know mommy and daddy will be there to bail them out.
If somone is trying then I respect them and encourage them. But most of these "skanks" are ignorant and respect nothing. Also they tend to look down upon anyone who exibits any signs of itelgence and knowledge.
I'll provide examples later, I too tired to type anymore.
Bombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1489 times:
Aaron, i would understand if i got that kind of response from an american.
But it was a canadian i was talking to.....i mean, thats just like an american saying he doesn't know who bill clinton is, nor does he give a crap
JAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10 Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
Greeneyes53787, thanks for your compliment I guess.
By the way:
1. I am Canadian
2. In a sence(sp?) English is my second language (although my dad spoke English with me since I was born and refused to speak Serbian with me so I would learn English, although everyone else spoke Serbian so I ended up learning both languages equally, I make all these small mistakes, even more so at times when speaking/writing Serbian. By the way, I came to Canada in 1994 and knew how to speak and write and read English)
3. I am sloppy typer, I look at the keayboard rather than at the screen and often don't bither checking what I ended up writing. I guess i could work on that but I would end up typing a lot slower. Also, since I write almost everything on computer I don't have to worry about spelling as it is automatically corrected by the word processor and this contributes to my poor spelling.
N312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2679 posts, RR: 17 Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
Around here, being in a well-to-do suburb of Detroit, all the teens are ignorant (I am a teen, but am not ignorant (can be sometimes) I fly coach, not first class). They are very narrowminded and never want to try anything new, yet they dont know what their missing. They are scared of standing out from the crowd. All wear Abercrombie and American Eagle. Most of all, they are dumb as a doornail. It makes me happy that I dont go to the public schools. THEY ARE TOO MATERIALISTIC!
Klm-md-11 From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
Being in Gr. 10 honours, I often find the people in my classes very pathetic in how they act as well...
I can't believe they actually got INTO Honours class!!!
I once asked my best friend (who happens to be a girl)'s brother "When is Canada Day?" and he responded "Isn't it July 4th???"..I can't believe it!!! I am a very paranoid person. If I get ONE C- in a interim report, I will start studying like hell even though the next test away is next month...but the other guys procrastinate so badly that they study the night before...I just can't stand that...Whoops..I'm WAY off topic now...urm...that's just my $0.02 CDN...
Greeneyes53787 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 844 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1467 times:
I like your good sense. You sound very intelligent. I have smart friends in Farmington Hills. Some of these people are stuck on themselves though.
But best of all--you understand that you are not what you possess. The real you is inside. But what defiles you comes from inside outward. Your words defile you (and me). So we use the best words we can.
Sn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1445 times:
Trvlr and N312RC:
Your stories about rich, ignorant, dumb kids is all to familiar to me. I go to a private school with high academic standards, and a kid once received 48 detentions in one year, but was still not expelled because his father was on the board of trustees and his grandpa had his name on the building.
At my school, unfortunately you can be as dumb as a doorknob and get in, as long as your family is loaded. The school still says it has a strong academic policy, and it does, don't get me wrong, I still like it, and it is one of the top schools in the DFW area, but like everything else these days, corruption is even affecting schools.
25 Bombstar: I heard of a story that of a guy that wanted to go to Ottawa in Kansas, so he bought a ticket to Ottawa from greyhound, it said "Ottawa, CA" (which me
26 Pacific: I don't think many people in my school in HK watches the news. Although I read the papers and watch the news most of the time, I still can't remember