By AwkwardHaole808 - 22/05/2013 22:52 - United States - Hilo
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My friend isn't suffering from depression. She told me she did this stunt because she couldn't get the package that she wanted and that this would "show her parents". Also, yes this doesn't affect me nearly as much as it does her or her loved ones. However, I am her friend and don't want to lose a good friend over something so small.
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Since it was a stunt, it's pretty obvious that she's spoiled. She's gonna get a hard smack in the face from reality when she graduates and is out on her own. I hope you told her what she did was extremely selfish and stupid. Because it obviously affected more than just her parents.
I would be willing to bet that if nobody reacted to your friend's threat then they would learn to just get over it. Your friend is a horrible person . Tell them to get over it and to suck it up. There are people in this world that have lost everything but they keep living. There are parents that lost their children but they keep living. They need to send your friend to OK so they can see what real pain and real loss is.
I guess you could say that that had a killer price tag. No? i didn't think so... I'll show myself to the dog house.
So-called entitlement has nothing to do with it. This girl is just insanely manipulative and has no sense of self-respect. Or respect for her parents, I imagine. It's not a "kids these days" thing either. There are still plenty of kids today who live in poverty, or struggle through life just to get to the point where they can earn a high school diploma. Just like there have always been spoiled kids who had no appreciation for what they were given. I don't see how one girl, whose behavior is obviously not being condoned by her parents, her friend who posted this story (and is presumably around her age and likely embarrassed by the poor impression it gives of young people), or the other people posting comments, can define a characteristic common to an entire generation.
In area where I live, trying to be needlessly suicidal might put you under psychiatric care. I.e. nearest mental hospital will start tracking you (they "put you on record"), if you get into trouble with police you might get reported to the mental hospital, plus you'll have to visit them periodically. If that happens, it'll be very hard for you to get driving license, hunting license and you'll be barred from getting a job in the military structure, police structure and government organizations. So, unless you're a total moron, you won't pretend to be suicidal to get something. Don't you have something like that?
Dear older generation that think "kids these days are so (insert negative adjective here)". You're the ones raising the kids to be so "shitty" Let that sink in. I feel like every generation gets "worse" and the prior generations' eyes- when in reality the things that kids like and care about constantly change- and since it's different from what was once considered important, it's bad. Different isn't bad, it's just different.
As someone else has said, not everyone is "entitled." The iPhone that I use daily, the iPad that I'm now typing this on, and even my computer came out of MY pocket. Being 13, of course, my parents purchased these things, but I had to pay them back every cent. I just find it annoying how, again, this was said before, people just make assumptions about everyone. Not everyone has the exact same wealth or the exact same "entitlement." While many a friend of mine does feel as though they should get what they want for no apparent reason, I do also know quite a few people who actually earned what they have. Thumb this down, do whatever the hell you want with it, but people need to understand that some actually do work up to stuff.
F their patents life , time to get some new friends and I can't wait until they enter the real world.
I volunteer at a call cantre. Yeah, there are plenty who mean it. It might seem funny or ridiculous, but you NEVER tell someone to "go for it". Because you will feel like the worst human being on the planet if it actually happens. Once any form of suicide enters the discussion, tread very carefully...
That's true. There are people who will actually do it. But for pictures? That's one of the dumbest reasons I've heard of to threaten suicide. OPs friend needs to learn the value of a dollar and how everything adds up and stop acting out for attention. I'm sure she's probably done this stunt before and got her way (by the way it's worded) which I why I say to call her bluff. Unless she really is that crazy, I doubt she really will kill herself for pictures.
139 yea you make a good point. It is a crime to encourage someone to kill themselves. I think it's a crime to actually do it too, which is why even if she is just throwing a temper tantrum and faking it for attention, she still needs to be watched because the US takes these things seriously. So yea thinking of it that way maybe calling her bluff may not be the best idea after all...