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Why are kids and teens so stupid?
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Re: Why are kids and teens so stupid?

BobManPerson Wrote:I fucking hate 90% of today's youth.
Today, in health, we're starting a unit on human sexuality. This was started with a video that was an interview with teens and dating/sex/dicks/etc. and at the end, there was a short opinion-based thing where we were asked what we look for in a partner. The replies? "I want someone who's hot!"
"I want someone who's totally ripped!"
"Someone who's fun in... uh... [laugh]"
I answered, "Someone who is understanding and who I can trust." Everyone in the room stared at me like I was some alien, and then some people started laughing and asking me if I was serious and if I ever want to get a girlfriend.
That's not funny. America is screwed. This generation is fucked up beyond my worst nightmares.
Jesus, I know how that feels. No

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
The quickest way to kill a revolution is to wait for it.
03-27-2009 11:43 AM
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Re: Why are kids and teens so stupid? - MM - 03-27-2009, 08:22 AM
Re: Why are kids and teens so stupid? - Rebelnerd - 03-27-2009 11:43 AM
Re: Why are kids and teens so stupid? - MM - 04-22-2009, 10:48 AM

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