I hit the point where I'll officially call myself "old". I figured this out around last year when I realized I don't know more half of what is playing on the radio the "kids" listen to these days.
I mean, hey, I try. I throw a little MTV on when my kids are in bed and I watch "My Super Sweet 16". (Boy, has MTV changed since I used to spend all day watching "Real World" marathons and listening to ... well, my mind is drawing a blank because apparently the music I listened to was just as forgettable as what I hear on the radio today. But I digress) I'll throw on Power FM when I'm driving around with the teens from youth in the car, although I'm not able to scream along with them or bang my head into the air like I used to. (Boy can you get a sore neck the next day)...
So, I wonder, how do you stay culturally relevant when you are past the point of being able to enjoy any of these things. I don't wanna be old. I want to be able to ignore the mediocrity in the music that I'm listening to, and just enjoy it because everyone else does. And I want to overlook the ridiculousness of a 16 year old getting a brand new hummer for her birthday because she saw it and it was "oh ma gohsh" so pretty. And please, let me go back to being able to stay up till 4 am and not having axe murderous tendencies the next day... I can't handle these lock ins anymore...
But there you have it. I have to admit it. I am (deep breath) old. I guess my love for discipling teens will have to keep me young. And I can live vicariously through them. But can I stay culturally relevant in the process? And how?
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