Monday, August 3, 2009

They Don't Make Them Like That Anymore

During my school years many moons ago, the wheels of boyish testosterone were driven primarily towards two overarching objects of affection: books and to a lesser extent beautiful girls. There was no joy greater than being the top in the class.
Boys, at least those in my circle , had a healthy ritual and an idealist composure when it came to showing love for a girl. My attraction to girls was first and foremost a romantic exploration driven by a boyish curiosity of the beautiful plumage of the maturing female body.
I, for one, was fascinated by the assemblage of fine parts and curves. Big time. But somehow my books always came first, probably because boys were schooled at home to have dreams and put a premium on education above all else.
No wonder, almost all my girl-friendships begun as study mates and blossomed into something a little bit more. We studied hard together and while at it did a bit of 'assets analyses'.
Boys and girls had big dreams. We were full of courage, strength and old-fashioned gutsiness.

Today's students are behaving like sex maniacs, romping all over the place like there is no tomorrow. Some as young as 12 years are going the full hog without any regard for books and their future. Students in high schools are sidestepping the essential years of sexual fascination and experimentation. Now they jump straight into the deeper end and many will end up sexually frustrated later on in life.
Cheap sex has triumphed over education in our schools and the fire of academic and intellectual pursuits has all but died. That may explain the recent phenomenon of 'sakawa' - a pursuit of cheap money, cheap sex and sadly cheap life.
Something, in the way children are raised these days, has gone awry and my thought is that the ambitions of the teenagers of the late eighties and nineties have been replaced with something much more instinctual, something libidinal, something cheap.
Somehow, they don't make them like that any more.
Are my own children going to play any different?
How I wish I knew the answer to that question!

4 comments:

Kwegyirba Aggrey-Orleans said...

Posekyere, you hit the nail right on the head. I worry so much about this 'state of affairs' that I've considered not having any children- to spare me the heartache...

posekyere said...

Thanks KAO.
I really cannot see how your beautiful soul can accept the idea of not having children of your own?
I guess that with a great deal of firmness, guidance and help from God one can raise up a decent child or two in the midst of the societal degeneration around us.
You are a strong character and I know you will stand your ground when it comes to mentoring your children.
You will be a superb mom one day. Lol.
Bless You!!

Enkay said...

I've wondered about that too but somehow, I believe that it is possible to have children that are of a different breed.

There's such a thing as parental guidance. If your children learn what is right early on in life, chances are that they'll not depart from it when they grow up.

I intend to have 3 awesome children and by God, they'll be raised to be different!

posekyere said...

I admire your strength of faith and character, Enkay!
A well-bred trio you will certainly have.
Bless you.