Re: virus: alienated youth

Richard Aynesworthy (
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 21:12:00 -0400 (EDT)

...I hereby declare myself the resident angry young man.

...the cereal box version is that the anger results from an inability to effect tangible effects on the world around you. Anger and violence have effects, tangible ones. Effects that last.'s not for attention, it's for confirmation of reality.


> 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
> 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.
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