virus: Re: virus: alienated youth

Re: virus: alienated youth

Dr Sebby (
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 22:42:33 CEST

My best guess as to what this 'anger'comes from would be derived from looking at how youth these days regularly see other youth, TV, glamorized dramas, MTV etc. where they are portrayed as quasi-adults with all sorts of liberties, responsibilities and yet having the free time that youth typically have. When a child look at his/her life and sees a typical, protective parent, all sorts of authority figures over him/her etc...all the nicities of 'Real' childhood, they become frustrated and begin to feel as if they should be in a different situation. Just a guess...

>From: KMO <>
>To: Virus List <>
>Subject: virus: alienated youth
>Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 12:56:11 -0700
>Any answers for Roni from the Virus crew?
>-------- Original Message --------
>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
>close friend of mine has a 15 year-old son who didn't come home last
>Of course, she is frantic, depressed, frustrated, and confused. They
>actually have what I would call a good relationship. He's a terrific
>for the most part. I really like him.
>I'm sure some of what he feels is boredom and frustration. She says
>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.
>don't think this will get better if left alone.
>Thanks, R

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