The Company They Keep
I recently heard an author note that “the furnishings of your mind is the company that you keep.” Judging from what’s filling the books and music of teens today, the company our children keep is truly frightening.
Rap music, TikToks, and poorly-written books now furnish the inner rooms of our nation’s youngest minds. The average, untraveled preteen now has a window to a world of unbridled hell, with sexuality, depression and violence funneled through their phones. And thanks to adults with bad ideas, they also get a taste of it in books.
First, an update on popular music, for those not living with three teenagers. I asked my 13-year-old to tell me the name of a popular musician—one whose music “everybody” in middle school seems to know. I looked up the suggested singer, “Ice Spice,” and found a few of her popular lyrics. Here’s a sampling, from a song oddly called “Princess Diana”:
“I’m thick ’cause I be eatin’ oats (huh?)
Bitches not takin’ shit from me but notes
Wanna be me, so she do my emotes
And my name in her mouth, so I bet she gon’ choke (bitch)”
You couldn’t get further from Princess Diana, but I digress. These ignorant and coarse words, pounded into a seventh-grader’s brain daily, are not insignificant. Yet how many parents
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