Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Compromise


Dear J-Hay,

I’m truly sorry that you’re taking my post personally, however the post isn’t about you, it’s about how I feel about your post. Just to be clear I was never offended by anything you said, I just thought that a topic with as much dimension and breadth as Girls v. Guys deserved some broader concerns that come to mind in the daily life of a teenager.
You’re right, this blog does attempt to affect the thought of the average teenager and personally I think that this is amazing. Half of these posts are about silly stuff like how to make money or what shows to watch when the weather just won’t cooperate, but the other half of these posts are about more somber topics that truly matter to the bloggers, like Max’s “Young, Wild, and Free.” I think that affecting a teenager’s thought process doesn’t always have to be revolutionary, but the idea that our peers can influence our thought process through both humor and deep thought through a blog is revolutionary to me. Knowing that other teenagers are sad about growing up connects me to them and I’m happy because of it. Maybe not hysterical laughter happy, but I definitely had a smile on my face while reading that post.
I’m not suggesting in any way that you’re dumb. Pinky swear. I just think that there are always many ways to look at things and we just don’t see eye-to-eye, and that’s all right. If you can get your point across with humor, have at it! I’m not a particularly funny person, so I can’t do it like that. We’re just opposites. John Stewart is both hilarious and a genius, so maybe we both need to make our way to being more like him. I’ll help you if you help me. Maybe we can even co-write about another topic.

Best Wishes,

Quinn Salditch