Strength: Box Squats – 8×2 @ 65%
Metcon – 9-7-5
Blame it on the internet, text messaging, school, society or whatever you like but I'm afraid to say the traditional avenue of communication with regard to writing and language is under great attack by our youth.
I was talking to one of the SC kids the other day via text and needed a code translator to figure what the words in the text message meant. Case in point:
"Wen you wuz on 15 I wuz on 10 n den later u wuz on 40 of 45 n I wuz only at 30 so u strtd leaving me bhnd."
I told him he might as well write me in back in chinese as I had no idea what he was saying. I asked him to write me back in English. Not thug talk but instead using clear and well written sentences as taught in school (some schools!). Of course after I told him I couldn't understand his texting language, he wrote me back with an impeccable sentence that Stephen King could of written.
These are smart kids and this is not just a problem in the inner-city but an issue among our young teens all over the country. Communcation in the written word, has for a lack of better words, went down the crapper.
Unforunately, school is not helping much as the majority of kids are bored out of their minds there and don't hardly pay attention to what is taught. Sadly, most kids are too busy texting anyway, while the teacher is trying to teach.
I wish I had a solution to this issue but I do not. The only thing I can do to do my small part to help matters is to continue to hold the young boys and girls I interact with on a daily basis to higher standards by telling them the text or thug talk is not acceptable.
Speaking clearly is a skill. A practiced skill that will help you succeed in life and gain the respect and esteem of your friends and peers. Talking in text may be the cool thing now, but no so cool later in life when you can't get into a good college or land the job of your dreams.