I Wish American Kids Appreciated Their Privileges

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    I know every parent adores their children and believes they can do no wrong, but it seems like everywhere I go I am affronted by a scene between a tired frustrated parent and a bratty child. I'm really sick of it. I whole-heartedly believe in spanking a child as a last-resort...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2010

    Not Just the Kids.

    I wish ALL Americans would appreciate their privileges.  I am so sick of hearing Americans complain about our country.  If you think life is alot better someplace else, then go there!  Please!  We don't need un-patriotic recreants poisoning this land...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 6, 2009

    Not necessarily Americans

    but anyone who isn't aware. The quickest way to show your privilege is to say to me "I don't like water." HOLD UP! You.....don't like water? You mean that thing that you are about 60% made of? That thing that you cannot survive without? That thing that is almost as important...
    AmusedBunny AmusedBunny
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    I Wish And Hope

    I wish kids appreciated our privileges.I hope theses privileges will be around long enough,that they can grow to appreciate them.
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 27, 2013

    Oh Suburban White Kids Do you understand the

    meaning of privilege? Do not think highly of yourself for the fact that you spent two hours planting native flowers that you are the heroes that have seized the day. You are no greater than the people who live in these lands that you have deemed foreign. Your language and...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    People Don't Realize Their Fortune

    one of my biggest peeves in life is that people are less and less grateful for what they have in life. I try to never let anything go without grattitud and appreciating whatever I have or am doing. There is so much people in "Western" society have that is outrageous...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 18, 2008

    Don't Blame the Kids...

    It's the spoiled American parents - maybe they should see a beheading video to see how bad it could be.  Oh wait, they can't.. they just sold the SUV for dog food and had to move into the tenements because daddy lost his financial job (what else are old jocks good for) ...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 6, 2009

    seriously complaining about your iPhone 5

    taking too long to update an app... IT'S GOING TO SPACE & BACK! GIVE IT A SECOND! lol people who grew up in the 80's like me understand that we have all these amazing gadgets yet the brightest thing we can think of to use them for is to post captions under pictures of cats. sad...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo
    Jul 25, 2014

    Yes I Do

        i wish american kids would  apreciate the laws that are there for their protection.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2009

    A Two Sided Coin

    I agree with this statement, but equally so I wish people from less developed countries would stop guilt tripping American kids for what they have. It is not a crime to be born in an industrialized nation with privileges, I rate we should be proud that it is possible for us as a...
    forlornhope forlornhope
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2008
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