Golden Triangle area, there is something bad wrong with some of our young people out here now. I understand some of the older folks don’t see it because they are out here acting a fool still.
I need you to know these are my words, opinions, and thoughts.
I’ve been listening to the news, and lately I’ve decided to stop watching, because my heart keeps breaking. Listening to and seeing so many of our young people care so little about their life as well as the taking of someone else’s life is heart wrenching. I asked a young man once, “What happened to young men fighting and later becoming friends?” His reply was, “It’s easier to pull a trigger.” My response to him was, “So what you are telling me is that you are afraid of getting your tail beat.” To have a 20-something say something like that should hurt all our hearts. But then, how can we talk about some of our young people when we have the 50- and 60-year old’s still wanting to act like they are 25 or 30. Some of you must know that nothing you have is working the way it should due to the fact of drugs and alcohol that you’ve consumed. So please stop acting like you still “got it going on” and grow up. What you can do is talk to some of our young people. Some won’t listen but some will.
Older people, as you can see, it has gotten real out here. It is time for us to stand up and be counted for trying to talk with our young. You never know, you could save someone’s life. We should want the young people to live long productive lives and not be cut down before they get started living. I know none of us have had the perfect life and can look back on some of the things we did and laugh and shake our heads because we can’t believe we did or said some of the things we did. So, I’m asking my generation to please share some of the things with the young, to help them.
Rebecca Gibson, West Point