"THIS IS NOT THE NORM WE HAD IN 1967! Not even close! But it seems to becoming the norm now. And for that way of thinking, our kids will bear the burden."
Ooooo....spooky. "They" - sounds like a Halloween movie about to be released next month. But it is not. Nope - it is just another nail in the coffin of our society gone nuts. For those who have not heard as yet, the M/W dictionary has introduced "They" with a new meaning. Where the conventional definition has been they to mean plural - no longer just that. "They" also now refers to gender fluid people who really can't make up their minds which gender they are. So, instead of insulting them by referring to that person as a "he" or "she", that person can now be referred to as "They". Scottie - beam me up!
For the sake of this article, I had to walk on the wild side and try to determine exactly how many genders there are right now. It was close to being an impossible task. One source said 51; another source said 63; and another source said 71. I suppose if I had kept digging, I might have found 100 or so.
Here is just a small portion of one list I found:
All I could think of was the Target Stores, trying to install enough bathrooms to handle all of these variations of a theme.
Not too many years ago, my wife and I did some work with the homeless youth in our country. When we were going through training, I was floored to hear the percentage of today's youth who have some sort of mental illness. It is not a small percent - it is huge. Is there any wonder why kids are so mixed up today? Look at what they are being taught. When I went through sex ed in the 9th grade, it was simple. The shop teacher told us, penis = boy, no penis = girl. Boys, keep you penis in your pants unless you have to urinate. Otherwise, you will get in a whole lot of trouble. That worked for the most part. Today however, teaching sex ed is a mess. Plus, considering the number of teen pregnancies, it is not working very well at all.
Mental illness, teen suicide, and drug overdosing has become almost like an epidemic in some areas of the country. For example, according to the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, between 2009 and 2017, the increase in depression in kids 14 to 17 went up more than 60%. The same study found that during that period, more than 1 in 8 American youth, ages 12 to 21, had at least one major depressive episode.
I have said this many times. If we could get a time machine, and transport someone into this reality from the year 1967, that person would think he or she were on another planet. Why? THIS IS NOT THE NORM WE HAD IN 1967! Not even close! But it seems to becoming the norm now. And for that way of thinking, our kids will bear the burden.