March 25, 2012

Are we fostering a generation of violence?

The chorus from "Pumped up Kicks" by Foster the People - what does it mean?

"All the other kids with their pumped up kicks better run, better run faster than my bullet."

On a day that I wrote about the tragic shooting death of a black teenager in Florida, I have also chosen to highlight this frolicking group of young white men singing about crime. Or tennis shoes. Or what exactly?

The reason for my choice: awareness. We must be aware of the world we live in cautious not to spin real world challenges into coming of age angst. Enjoy the first one, but be sure to check out the second video for the words. What do they mean to you? Are we fostering a generation of violence?

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