Letter an insult to youth

If you weren’t so pessimistic you might see the countless events that the youth organize such as Ten Thousand Tonight

This letter is in response to the ignorant individual on his letter pertaining to the graffiti. Being a Grade 12 student that attends Princess Margaret Secondary School, I find it extremely offensive that you stereotype high school students and adolescents in general.

Mr. Robertson, I please hope you realize that youth today are not running around defacing our community. If you weren’t so pessimistic you might see the countless events that the youth organize such as Ten Thousand Tonight, in their spare time.

Now I understand some youth are “morons” but setting aside a class so every “student can remove (the) eyesore.” is insulting. Have you not thought of the fact that it might not be the youth out there “marking (our) lovely city” but the young adults or transients. It disgusts me that you think the youth of today are “morons” and “demon’s half-brain witless arse”.

Stereotypes are a two-way street. I could easily stereotype the seniors in our community. Their reckless driving skills. The way they complain about the noise. The way they prevent our city from moving forward with their conservative views. But that would be ignorant of me. Mr. Robertson, I understand how terribly upset you are and I know that those upset can do regrettable acts.

So I hope you look at this as a lesson and learn that youth aren’t always to blame. Maybe those of you in your age group can go and set aside a time to see the great things youth are doing today and understand how much of taxpayers money we are saving you with our events. So then you don’t look like an “idiot”. Good day.

Gabriel Kyle Panis

 

Penticton