But not what you think.
I’m gonna be bitchy so if you’re not in the mood, pass.
One of my daughter’s long time friends lost her little brother. I don’t know how. I don’t follow that family. But she posted it to me last night and I looked up the girl’s name to see what she’s said.
Now, most of these people are in their early 20′s, barely out of high school but close enough.
First of all, what I remember of this kid is he was a rotten little brat. Couldn’t STAND him at 7-8-9 years old. And I can’t see where he’s gotten any better considering his profile picture is him in front of the Arizona Department of Corrections Adobe Mountain School. Just saying. Not one to make the best of choices in life. But like I said, I don’t know how he died. He’s 22 years old and nobody should die that young, even Eric.
Secondly, what makes me sad is the comforting comments about seeing him in the future apparently in heaven. Religious (these are Mormon) people seems to always to go that sentiment no matter how good or how bad the person is. And this kid was rotten! Who knows, maybe he shaped up recently. But this makes no sense to me. If it’s true that no matter how inconsiderate, selfish, destructive, or just plain bad a person is and religious people always assume they’re going to heaven, then why the big deal about hell? I’ll never understand it.
That said, what really bothers me is that the grammar and spelling is… atrocious. These kids should know better. This stuff is basic. Why use “n e” when it’s just as easy to type any? They’re/their/there? You’re/your? Punctuation!!!1!!!! It also bothers me, as a mother, that she chose those words to basically announce her brother’s death.
This is just sad all around. Makes me shake my head for an entire generation. Stop the abbreviated words, learn the basics of grammar, and have some respect for the written word. Take a moment to consider all the people who’ll be reading your words. The lasting impressions. Manners! I know, I know it’s a generational thing, but we’re losing kids to this… I don’t know what to call it. Ignorance? Stupidity? Bastardization of language?
Oh well, and get off my lawn.