Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Culture Around Us

The other day, I finally used the iTunes gift certificate I received last Christmas. It took me a while, but I did it. Among the songs I bought was Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Miley Cyrus. Now, she is a pretty good singer, and I love the sound of her music. However, there was something disappointing about this song. It wan't disappointing in that it was bad, or that it was just another song about boys. It was disappointing because it shows the careless attitude many of us teens can fall into if we are not careful.
This song began with her parents asking her what she was going to do with her life. She responded with something along the lines of, "I love you guys, but I'm just going to have fun for now. That's what girls want to do."
I thought, "Wait a minute. No wonder people have catagorize us as children! No wonder they have low expectations! But not all teenage girls are like that! What about the Rebellution?" I like to have fun, and I'm definitely too lazy for my own good. However, I have my life planned out (Though God might have different plans than me). I have already begun preparing for my future career. So have a few of my friends.
Don't get me wrong; Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is a clean, fun song that I will listen to again and again. Yet it reveals something not only about Miley, but about our generation, that I wish were not true.

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