Be a Rebel- Don't Rebel

I haven't written one of these in awhile.
So... here it goes.

It cracks me up so much when people think it's "cool" to fight the system.
I don't understand the whole "fuck the man" concept. I mean... it's so immature to just disrespect someone. I don't care how much you hate them. It's pathetic. It's not cool to "rebel." In fact, saying "fuck you" is hardly a rebellion. It cracks me up when people think they are such a bad ass for mouthing off to authority. It just makes them look so incompetent, and so immature.
All of a sudden, rebellion is so cool and so hip.
Do you even know why people are meant to rebel? To fight back for a belief. To fight for a right. Not for some petty, prepubescent argument.
I guess I bring this up because it is, in fact, Black History Month. Martin Luther King Jr. is without a doubt one of my idols. He fought back A) for a reason and B) the right way. I mean... look at all he achieved. You'd think people would realize that he did something right... and, I don't know, follow in his footsteps.

Go figure.

It's so sickening and pathetic to watch people be complete jerks because they think it's cool.
'Cuz you know what?
It's people like them that become the pig-headed authority figures that some of us distrust and dislike.
Being disrespectful is immature, no matter how you look at it. Even if you've been disrespected, since when has giving it back done anything good? We've been hearing it forever, but it just puts you at their level.
For the record, this doesn't make you a conformist. If you have a cause, why not fight back? Do it intelligently, but fight back. But being a "rebel" over just anything and everything, doesn't make you a nonconformist either. It just makes you look incompetent.
Posted on February 4th, 2008 at 10:33pm


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