Posted by: annabanana210 | October 27, 2010

Dazed and Confused

I’m confused.  That’s not new for me.  I spend a lot of my time confused and I’m sure there are plenty of people who would agree with me.  Anyway,  I really like Willow Smith’s “Whip my Hair Back and Forth”.

Then today I saw a link, http://www.celebitchy.com/123378/willow_smith_9_feels_like_all_the_hard_work_paid_off/ and I just laid my head back and let my eyes roll around in there for a while.

I sighed.

I need further clarification, what exactly was the hard work? Was recording the song the hard work? She is just nine.  She doesn’t wear a training bra and hasn’t had a cramp or a zit yet.  What does she know about hard work?  When you’re nine, hard work is learning to divide fractions by multiplying the first fraction by the reciprocal of the second. Can a nine-year old spell reciprocal? By Piaget’s standards, she’s only in the midst of the Concrete Operational Stage, not yet able to use abstract reasoning to solve problems efficiently as teenagers and adults do in the Formal Operational Stage.  By Erikson’s standards and theories, she’s only at Industry versus Inferiority…she really has so far to go! And on top of that, she wants to be “famous like her parents”.  What about making your own way in the world and making it that much different before you leave it? What about long division?  Just asking.

I just find it annoying that everyone is “whipping their hair back and forth” like we haven’t been doing that all along.  Similar to when Justin Timberlake “bringing sexy back”.  I’d had plenty of sexiness in my life before and after sexyback.  People are constantly inventing and discovering things that have already been discovered.  Why are we so amazed and impressed by this Christopher Columbus behavior and not just in October?


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