Yeah that was one helluva rant!
It is surprising to hear such wisdom and moderate clarity come from the "lips" of a young man.* Hell yeah. Fighting back is the way! Sorry to hear about the abuse. That is truly terrible and I hope it hasn't completely jaded your view of humanity. A world-view that everything is ****, that all 'everyone' ever wants is to take, take, take will drag a person down. See that there is good in the world, of course without being blind to evil.
To emphasize my point a little. My heart swelled recently when watching the Olympics. We can be very cynical about the state of our world, but such an event, it is truly wondrous. People from across the far reaches of our planet decide to come together, just for a few weeks to honor the achievements of athletes. All politics aside- that is worth being a little proud of.
Not that I am an old man, but you get my gist. No worries about your sexual orientation either. Most people in our age group are understanding, a few years from now we will look at the homophobic with the same disdain as bigots.
"Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it." --Mark Twain
Last edited by sherbert; 02-20-2010 at 09:35 AM.
Reason: cited the wrong gender