Originally Posted by I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
As a guy from the "Gamer Generation", this is complete baloney! I grew up playing Doom and the old GTA games and what not, but I am not a barbarian nor a psychopath.
My parents taught be right from wrong and were firm believers in butt whoopings. Kids now get away with murder, parents do not have control of their kids. Either their parents are both working and they are "raised" by a babysitter or sibling who is just a kid themselves. (read Latch-Key Kids) Or, the parents themselves don't have any morals to pass along to their children. Kids now are so spoiled too, they think the world owes them a favor. When I see a 8 year old kid jabber jawing on their iPhone it makes me want to scream!
It is a common theme in society to blame someone or something else instead of taking responsibility for your actions. Kids do it, adults do it, hell... even the government does it!
It's not my fault I shot the guy, Grand Theft Auto made me do it. It's not my fault I'm addicted to drugs, Snoop Dog made me do it. It's not my fault I'm fat, McDonalds made me this way. It's not my fault I fell off the roof trying to fly, Peter Pan said I could do it
My Grandfather's favorite saying growing up was "you make the bed, you sleep in it". It seems that no longer applies...
P.S.: If you knew me in real life I am HUGE on accountability and responsibility. Excuses just burn my ass!
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Can't say it any better, if people can't distinguish whats allowed in entertainment(whether it be music, movies, or games) from real life they are a god damn liar. This is like all those people that blame crimes on marijuana despite the fact marijuana is not ever capable in the slightest of causing that kind behavior. Other than slurring some words or being hungry, nothing off the wall. Beer will make you do stupider things than weed will...
But still. People blame it like they do everything else for why they can't behave. And the reason is quiet simple. If you can make the court think your the victim they will give you a slap on the wrist for whatever you did.