Anti-depressants, stress relievers, prozac. Really? Kids in grade school have more medicine prescriptions then nursing home residents. Children aren’t allowed to be “Children” anymore, they’re like mini adults, having to grow up and under go responsibilities instead of running around in a cape or building a fort.
I didn’t know having an imagination sent you straight to the school shrink, nor did I know that drumming to your own beat was like drawing a big red target on your back for coming from a “neglectful home.” When I was in school I never drew any color in my pictures, they claimed me as being “Disturbed” “Unhappy” and told me I should see a shrink. Nobody ever thought to check my eyesight, who’d a thunk the colorless drawing kid was actually Colorblind.
This makes me scared to have kids in this century, If my child wants to grow up to be Batman, collects comic books, loves being alone on the playground, speaks their mind, or has established a high self esteem — they’re going to tell me my kid needs to be on medication. Not everything can be solved with a drug prescription. Not every free thinker is 1 koo-koo away from its nest, and individualism should never be punished. My dad let me be a free radical thinker, I figured the best gift I can give my future spawn — the opportunity to be an individual. Like Common said..
I look into my daughter’s eyes
And realize that I’m gonna learn through her
The Messiah, might even return through her
If I’m gonna do it, I gotta change the world through her