Half a dozen teens ate Tide Pods.
About half a million people tweeted about it.
Twenty million believed that half a million kids were eating Tide Pods.
Thirty Million posted memes on Facebook about kids eating Tide Pods.
Those same people are now criticizing kids for speaking out against school violence because they believe that all teens eat Tide Pods.
This is what is wrong.
Everyone WANTS to judge.
Nobody THINKS about these things.
Nobody asks the teens they actually know about this shit.
People are stupid.
I’m sick and tired of it.
STOP EMBRACING IGNORANCE.
THIS is why Vampires sleep during the day. It has NOTHING to do with sensitivity to light. It is because people are stupid and they rush to embrace ignorance.
How do we change this?
Listen to young people for a change. They are our future. Listen to old people. Sometimes they have good ideas and nobody listens to them anymore.
Or maybe just shut the fuck up for a change and THINK before you post. Listen before you post. Have an original idea.
Go back to bed. Clean out your garage. Take a deep breath. And realize that there are different ideas and opinions out there to every problem.
This is for ALL issues.
In June all of the kids I had watched grow up will now be voting.
ALL OF THEM.
I wish them the best.
They are our future.
We’ve let them down.
Let’s hope they won’t let us down.
Talk to your kids. Listen to them. Don’t talk AT them. Talk with them. Engage them. Force the conversations. Spend time with them. Hug them. Love them.
Don’t parent by accident. Your children deserve more than that.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman
Reblogged this on West Coast Review and commented:
Listen to Teens. They know shit. They are our future.
And if you think that what they know is incorrect or from a dubious source, have the conversation to find out and point them to more reliable information.