virus: alienated youth

Thu, 29 Apr 1999 12:56:11 -0700

Any answers for Roni from the Virus crew?

Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 11:49:48 -0700
From: "Chapman, Rhonda" <RChapman@ESD.WA.GOV> To: "''" <>

Hi KMO -

I've wondered for a long time and I'm curious if you have any answers. A
close friend of mine has a 15 year-old son who didn't come home last night.
Of course, she is frantic, depressed, frustrated, and confused. They actually have what I would call a good relationship. He's a terrific kid
for the most part. I really like him.

I'm sure some of what he feels is boredom and frustration. She says he is
also very angry. That's what I just don't get. Why are so many kids so angry? What is society doing to them? The problem seems too wide spread to
be anything other than some form of general social breakdown.

You seem very in touch with this stuff. 'Wondered if you have some thoughts. We can't "fix" it if we can't understand the cause. Somehow I
don't think this will get better if left alone.

Thanks, R