I'm not sure if this will come out the way I want it. Nevertheless, I sit here and type. If you're reading it, I guess I deemed it worthy. Or I thought "I gotta put something up or Puppy's gonna wrangle my ass."
If ever I need an example of irrational lunacy, I'll take the advicee on a city bus.
Three kids were on the bus with me, one doing most of the talking. They were loosely plotting a scheme to go to prom this year, sit in the middle of the dance floor and play cards. "We're gonna totally do it, y'know, start a revolution."
Pardon me, youngster, but if you are attending a traditional event just to disrupt it and make some abstract point, it's not a revolution. It only serves you and makes you think you've done something worthwhile, while all you've done is serve as an example of idiocy. Think about this: at the end of the night, will anyone consider what you have done to be a just act of defiance, or just a childish act? If they are all as short-sighted as you, they will certainly refer to it as the latter at the prom after-party.
Of course, I didn't say anything. Why the hell not? Either it wasn't worth my time, or I feared confrontation with these kids. You tell me.
Continuing on, school is mean. So mean that they don't let me exercise my rights of free speech, which was probably some crybaby tirade about unfair grading or perceived attention whoring by other students.
You're 17. You are one step up from property, unless a judge says otherwise. You are participating in a civic event, known as education, paid for by taxpayers. You have nothing invested and everything to gain. Sorry, but yes, your 'right to say whatever you want' will be suppressed in this arena. And rightly so. Had it been a longer bus ride, your free speech rights may have been suppressed by me.
Stupid teenagers of the world, know this: I'm not going to pay for your healthcare, housing or tasty snacks. Why don't you use some of that free speech that you defend so vehemently and make it in the world at 20 years old?