So one of my friends has just had a house purchased for him by his parents. It’s not a cheap one either, spending $570,000 AUD, brings me to my blatant question: does he appreciate this?
I haven’t asked him that myself and I don’t believe it is my place to ask such a thing, or to judge based on it, so I won’t, but I can’t help but wonder. Such a significant period in life is now missed. The vast majority of our population would tell you stories about the struggles of either saving for a house deposit or making the repayments at some stage in their life. To have this worry completely taken care of is a HUGE benefit, a massive load of stress taken away from his life. To me there would be no question, anything I have now I have had to work hard for, my parents were never rich, mostly they worked like dogs just to send my sister and I to a decent school, so if they were somehow able to give me even just money for a deposit I wouldn’t know how to deal with that, it would be too much for me and I would more than likely give it back. However I would be amazed at their generosity and I would appreciate even the thought of something like that.
Though, knowing he has had a very smooth childhood, his parents always bought him and his brother and sister anything they wanted or needed, he received a car for his 21st, all his university expenses paid for, they gave him money to firstly gain a deposit for his own house then went out and purchased him one straight out, I cant help but think this behavior is what he would know, something he would have become accustomed to and so would not appreciate it in full.
“I will be moving out of here in a month or two and into a proper house.”
Some people have life so easy and yet they don’t know it.
This debate has been around for decades and certainly the answer is clear: YES!
Though how much is what I’m trying to figure out, so I’m running my own little experiment here, to see if using sex to promote a website will actually generate popularity on its own, without any other promotion.
Before you read further, I am in no way against using sex to sell. I believe as long as a few conditions are met there should be no issue.
1. The individual should know and understand what they are doing.
2. The individual should know and understand where their material will be viewed.
3. The individual should be made aware that there will more than likely be a LOT of 16 year olds slapping their meat over the material, all around the world.
Obviously these are in addition to the obvious, like their are of legal age and are not being exploited in any way. People who willingly use underage girls in a ‘sexy’ manner for any reason should be harshly dealt with by the laws in their country, so too with anyone found to be exploiting people of legal age.
Anything that does not meet all of these conditions to me should be removed and the persons in-charge of the project punished accordingly.
What we are seeing now, with the ‘age of youtube’ are a lot more so called “amateur” clips being shown around the world, which can be somewhat surprising. My question to them would be, do they fully understand what they are doing, and why? Is it all a bit of fun, will they be okay if their clip is taken the wrong way or if they are portrayed in a negative manner?
Whatever their motivation, be it money, fame or just for shits and giggles, their clips are available around the world and will be viewed praised or criticized for years to come.
Anyone who has an opinion and would like to share it feel free to comment below.