Garrett brought up a good point awhile ago that I've been thinking about
: why is there such a negative social stigma, particularly among teens and young adults, attached to being good?
Is good rejected for the sake of fun? If so, there are literally billions of ways to have fun without being bad, so to speak.
Is it rejected "fur teh lulz?" I'm unable to argue this point, because most people who take this stance generally don't have a logically justifiable reason in the first place.
I think part of the reason for the increase in legally or morally questionable activities may be due to the punishments for said activities getting to a point nearing non-existence. For many people, there are no negative consequences in the foreseeable future for any sort of questionable activity. There are consequences, though, and that's why most older people don't do stupid things.
Before I'm inundated with examples of older people doing stupid things, please know that they are most likely the exception, not the rule. Either that or they work for the government, like Lamar Smith.
"Bad" is also glorified by nearly all popular media these days. Songs about getting drunk and having sex, movies about stupid adults who want to crush partying teens' fun--it's all inaccurate and horribly misguided. Cops are 100% of the time the bad guys or on-the-edge good guys. Parents are the same way.
Basically what I'm saying is that you should listen to your parents, not have underage sex, respect your teachers, and all that other goody two-shoes stuff that 90% of you don't want to hear, especially from someone your own age.
I feel like I'm treading the surface of a much deeper issue here. Something about celebrity worship and generation decay. I'll have to study up on that and make a post later.