This makes me so unbelievably disheartened, angry, and sad because I feel like it's indicative of the nature of, not this misguided teen's generation, but her parent's generation. I know it's one incident, but I think this is a sign of how truly screwed we, humanity, are with all the dangers we're already faced with, i.e. climate change destroying more than a handful of cities every year, Russia's autocracy and their continued hate towards anything leaning to progress and intelligence, world peace being something of a fantasy.
I mean, we already have so much to contend with that gets compounded every generation because the previous generation is too obsessed with themselves to raise the next one correctly.
Where are the parents? The last good ones were the ones to raise the greatest generation during World War II. Everybody, soldiers, people at home, sacrificed for each other, yes for war, but as a common goal with nobody forcing them to other than their own consciences. The generation that followed only has become more and more self-obsessed, magnified by technology, desensitization and constant self-idolizing.
This girl is not at fault. She should be appropriately reprimanded, let it be clear. But the fault is with her parents, for not teaching her morals, for not being there or possibly the opposite; teaching her backwards morals and being there too much.
This is an example of who we are, too busy snapping selfies to see that our mortality and morality is behind us in proximity and priority.
And before you say, "that's not me," understand that she represents the macro-cosmic "us." This is what we all do. We're too damn busy with our own mugs, with building our own prestige and shaping our own story that we are failing to solve problems that are in critical stages of crisis.
Life will not continue on like this. One of the basic economic laws is that an unsustainable system will eventually end, to whatever end.