and the worst part is, there is nothing I can do about it. We're stuck with what we have, and what we have really saddens me. The stress of school is getting to me, I'm sick of the exams, but it's something I have to do if I want to get a job and be successful. But I don't know if I even want a job. Something doesn't seem right about being forced to go to school until you graduate, then you're expected to go to college and work until retirement age, which was supposed to be a few years before you die. Doesn't that sound depressing? Working you're whole life away just so you can have ~5 years of retirement? But I have to graduate college, I have to get a job... I have to work until retirement, everyday, of every year, for the next 40+ years. I also see our world slipping away, in the headlines, on TV. I thought protesting was as American as apple pie. So why is the Government's only response to protesting arresting the protestors? They beat them senselessly with batons, they pepper spray them, they haul them away in handcuffs... for demanding to be heard? We glorify protests in the history books; the Boston Tea Party, Rosa Parks, the Civil Rights Movement, hell even the Revolutionary War was a protest. But now the mainstream media calls protestors terrorists, unAmerican, they say they don't care about our country. I might not know much about what their protesting for, but I know that they do care about our country for them to give up a part of themselves for change, and there are better solutions that such arresting them. I also hate the Internet and the TV, and I hate how popular they've become. Like ya, Facebook was cool when it was just my friends, but once it started becoming a family place, it got so disgustingly politically correct. What makes me sadder than that is that people complain about their privacy on the Internet and then use Facebook. When I started using the Internet in 1998, I was 8 years old. People were too afraid to give out their last first and last name on AOL. And now people post everything from the name, phone numbers, city, high school, place of work, without even thinking about it, and then they get mad when they read of story of someone's identity being stolen over Facebook. Well, when you publicly gave your information to about 2000 of your closest acquaintances and everyone you've ever met at a party, and friended on facebook, what did you expect? Not to mention Facebook and Google, as well as other websites, mine your information to be sold so you can be specifically advertised to. Which makes me remember how much more I hate the Internet because advertisers have found a way to cram an ad into every unused pixel of a website. I just have to say one more thing: when I sat in front of the computer for hours a day playing games, I was a nerd, even if it was 39 other people raiding on WoW. But for some reason, because the game is Farmville, and you are doing it on a "social" media website, all of the sudden you are being social, and that's considered cool? Now where's the justice in that. At least I wasn't growing a virtual farm... Everyday more and more people lose their job, their reputation, and their self-esteem because people take things they post out of context. 90% of communication is visual or subconscious cues, 140 written letters could never fully convey a message. But good thing all of these websites sold out to advertisers. Now we're tracked, monitored. Every commercial has a "follow us on facebook or twitter" message, which attracted people to Facebook who wouldn't never in a million years used it. It might sound like a rant. But I don't know what this world is coming to. I saw a headline today of a girl in a library trying to study for finals lose her temper because people were talking (I was studying the other day at the library, and when a table of 4 people wouldn't stop whispering in a quiet study area, I almost lost my temper, too). But these girls kept provoking this girl into getting mad. And they video taped it! All so they could post it online and have people feed their ego by posting comments or pressing a "thumbs up" button. So this is what we've become. A group of a people with camera phones waiting for anyone to slip up so we can catch their misfortunes and share it with the world so people can laugh at it. And the media reports anything they can make a buck off of. And I'm sure those little boys Sandusky molested love the constant media reminder. But at least advertisers and the media could profit of child molestation. I guess there's a dollar to be found everywhere.