Have you ever dealt with a donkey? If you think you know stubborn, rethink. Almost nothing in the world beats the profound stubbornness of a good donkey. If they don’t want to move, we won’t move them. Sure, we can use whips and electrical instruments to get them to move, but in reality, that’s cheating and unfair. No living thing likes change and no living thing wants to “be changed”. Donkeys are who they are; and in order to function with and around them, we need to find ways of making whichever change we wish to implement – more attractive to them. This requires us to sometimes think like a donkey!
Oh Holy Donkey, you may think! Where the hell is he going with this?
Most of us normal people don’t spend all of our wake time around donkeys and consequently, experience levels with these animals are variable. But, in some cases we run into characters who resemble the behavior of donkeys. Be it in their ignorance to common sense, their constant desire to be the biggest drama queen on earth, their “pay attention to me” – syndromes or their artful skill in driving others up the wall. Psychological and emotional distress syndromes are obviously on the rise and one of the most explosive industries in the U.S. will surely be in Psychology and Counseling. People have got huge issues! A anxiety victim of societal dictatorship is lurking behind almost every phone booth.
If these issues were confined to an older generation of people (you know… we’ve been around the bush a few times and simply popped a major fuse) sitting on the counselors couch, I’d understand. But somehow, something strange has happened. More and more young people are developing mental health issues, struggle with life and the sense of it all, failing to find their place in society, unable to perform the simplest of tasks efficiently. The result: Self abuse, reverse psychology behavior patterns, suicidal tendencies, drama, eating disorders, satanism or sudden and sick twisted dependency on religion – all, incidentally indicative of another homo sapient headed for the cliffs. We understand that the frontal cortex may not fully develop until the age of 25, yet, looking at the development of judgment skills and adherence to basic/ proper social behavior traits leaves people like me wondering if that system has been messed with. What on this planet is converting our youth into such nonfunctional beings? Could it be electronics? Could it be the overuse of medication, vaccinations or other chemicals? Are they raised by their parents to think that they are the center of the universe and must spend life in obnoxious, entirely self-absorbed disregard for anything and others?
Impressionable in nature, these little robots resemble the behavior of drones. They are flying blind, primarily subject to outside control mechanisms, which could be facebook friends, real life friends, overbearing adults, news, or any mixture of such things. Many youngsters show very prevalently that they have not developed properly on a socio-emotional level. Hey! There’s Donkey again! Instead of being able to influence them, some of us adults learn the meaning of the word “Whatever!” as a means to end the discussion. Instead of being able to help them, we find ourselves sucked in by the immense drama and distress these youngsters seem to attract like magnets. When we offer help and guidance, it is willingly accepted, but no change in behavior can be observed. Its like people come out of the sewer they’re in for a few seconds, until they get sucked back in. Meanwhile, there are very many visible signs of overconfidence mixed with severe anxiety attacks. Is this a new form of bi-polarity?
As we know, learning is a change in behavior based on experience. But, anxiety interferes tremendously with the learning experience in any and all settings and in all age groups. Doesn’t anxiety hinder proper categorization systems in the brain? Don’t we go on “shut down mode” when our system recognizes anxiety? Then how do we explain our societies acceptance and welcoming of anxiety as a necessity in life? We started treating ADD, ADHD and other anxiety disorders with chemicals quite a while ago. The DSM-IV shows no less than 12 anxiety disorders prevalent today.
What happened to the scientific approach and the theorem that correlation does not imply causation and the rule of cause and effect? How can we treat symptoms (and only the symptoms) chemically (with rules largely determined by a Pharma industry owned and driven FDA) and expect to have any significant impact on their healthy and independent development? Shouldn’t we teach them to be self managing individuals, instead of treating symptoms by pumping them full of medication and putting them on the couch for ever so ineffective and long lasting counseling? Excuse my tin-foil hat, but aren’t we keeping them deliberately stuck, to keep making money off of their dilemma? Does “No child left behind” mean we have to think for them, too?
“HOLD ON A MINUTE!” you may think now. Are you one of these conspiracy theorists, who think that the system is evil, Jason?
You bet your [redacted] I am! I think we are losing a whole generation of children and adolescents to nothing but a social experiment that has gone entirely sideways. I spend a lot of time watching people. In fact, it is one of my most significant hobbies. I can be seen sitting in the mall, watching people, in college, watching people, on facebook, watching people, on youtube, watching people. I watch people all the time. I also take notes on how certain developments affect me individually. I measure my reactions on an aggravation scale from 0-10. Mental self abuse and self- victimization is one of the things that sends my pen off the charts, I have literally no tolerance for it. For friends and people of importance, I will stick around and help where I can, until I realize that I can’t. Once at the top of my aggravation chart, I willingly accept and admit them into the hands of Charles Darwin.
What is being created will fit perfectly into a globalized world of drones and mix in with (by then) socially accepted norms of depopulation, as outlined in the United Nations Agenda 21 Document. Individualism, liberty and freedom will be non existent. We raise a generation of fearful people, fearful of the future, fearful of society, fearful of everything under the sun, including themselves. We shouldn’t. We should instead be alert and receptive to the fact that whatever drives these kids is not from this world and does not follow the stigma of human compassion. We can do and be better than this and truly, we MUST do better. Lets resist the change and be Donkeys!