A message from your classmate KayTee:

I was in Facebook surfing the web and I cam across a picture of a news article my aunt had posted on her website. I began to read the article and it was preceeded with a rhetorical questiion. The rhetorical question was so clever and dead on that I could not help to share it with you. As you read this article, you will laugh because it is so precise and straightforward, but in all opinions, I think you will find this article as agreeable as I do.

Different drug problem………

Editor’s note:

The following letter has appeared on the internet and was view by many readers. Many though it would be appropriate for the readers of Ayoyelles Parish.

The other day, someone at a store in our town read that a Methamphenine lab had been found in an old farmhouse in the adjoining county and he asked me a rhetorical question, “Why didn’t we have a drug problem when you grew up?”

I replied, I had a drug problem when I was young: I was drug to church on Sunday morning. I was drug to church for weddings and funerals. I was drug to family reunions and community socials no matter the weather.

I was drug by my ears when I was disrespectful to adults. I was also drug to the woodshed when I disobeyed my parents, told a lie, brought home a bad report card, did not speak with respect, spoke ill of the teacher or the preacher, or if I didn’t put forth my best effort in everything that was asked of me.

I was drug to the kitchen sink to have my mouth washed out with soap if I uttered a profanity. I was drug out to pull weeds in mom’s garden and flower beds and cockleburs out of dad’s fields. I was drug to the homes of family, friends and neighbors to help out some poor soul who had no one to mow the yard, repair the clothesline, or chop some firewood, and if my mother had ever known that I took a single dime as a tip for this kindness, she would have drug me back to the woodshed.

Those drugs are still in my veins and they affect my behavior in eveything I do, say, or think. They are stronger than cocaine, crack, or heroin: and, if today’s children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place.

God bless the parents who drugged us.

Submitted by a concerned citizen

67 responses to “A message from your classmate KayTee:

  1. well if thats the case then I’m about to overdose on those types of drugs because my parents did all that to an extreme. I’m just thankful they raised me right.

  2. This different type of drug that was taught to the older generations is very different to the one we live in now. I believe a big reason this isn’t forced upon the younger generation is because parents are not raising their children like that which they should. Parents need to drug their children with morals of life that will make them a good citizen to society.

  3. this is very true, in todays society the way to stay away from drugs is to hangout with the right people. for example you will hardly ever hear about a drug story in our older generations but in mine that is all you hear.

  4. It is amazing to see how society has changed so much. I only hear of these types of stories from my older family and in books that i have read. Today’s time is much different and it will be very interesting to see how it affects us.

  5. Sheesh this was really deep
    We need better parenting skills.

  6. This is actually true and people can really relate to this. Some of us grew up with better morals than others because of the way we were raised.

  7. This story reflects the amount of change that has occurred within the generations, doing some of those things today, may by some, be considered child abuse. When in actuality its just firm parenting, parenting that will influence the way a person behaves later in life.

  8. This quote is so true. To many parents letting their kids get away with such behavior just means trouble makers as they become older. Children today are so spoiled and disrespectful parents need to step up and be a parent. Kids these days do have a lot more freedom and can get a hold of things easier that are not good.

  9. I agree with the author’s assertion because kids nowadays does not have the same upbringing as the generation before us. I was lucky enough to be raised by my grandmother. She instilled fear in me from going in the world doing and getting involved into the bad things that the world has to offer.

  10. I have found that outlets that allow creative expression may aide as a deterrent for drug use. I am addicted to the performing arts and I am not ashamed to disclose that. I constantly day dream of a stage performance that will showcase the effort i have put into my craft.

  11. I agree with the article. If more parents “drug” us to do things that were productive and more family oriented; then maybe the universe would be a better place. children need a home that is more controlled and loved then hated and withdrawn. The underlining cause of children being hooked on drugs is the lack of parental guidence.

  12. I agree if parents payed more attention to their kids and were more involved they would make better choices in their life.

  13. I agree with this concerned citizen. Kids now a days are very rude and don’t know the real meaning of life. They are so disrespectful towards everyone and have the biggest attitudes. The type of “drug” the citizen is talking about is probably the only type of drug that is good for a person! I know when I have my kids, I am going to be a good parent and raise them differently from today’s society.

  14. This is perfect! If parents were more involved in their children’s lives and showed how much they cared, the kids would most likely be able distinguish the important things in life. When you have structure, rules, and guidance you are more likely to succeed and become more independent. If parents do not show their kids they love them and want them to succeed, the kids will resort to other things such as drugs, crime, or anything else that could possibly be a threat to the child’s life.

  15. Parents shouldbbe way more involved in what their children do. That way the children are less attracted to the bad things.

  16. parents should not be around the children at all . it because the children could smell and suspicion children would like to know what was that .. later on when they was young and parent continue like this they will do same thing as they are .. so better do right now to teach them do right thing.

  17. Things really have changed. Luckily my parents did a good job raising my sister, brother, and myself. This post makes me think of a song that describes how things are different… ” “Back When”
    Don’t you remember
    The fizz in a pepper
    Peanuts in a bottle
    At ten, two and four
    A fried bologna sandwich
    With mayo and tomato
    Sittin’ round the table
    Don’t happen much anymore

    We got too complicated
    It’s all way over-rated
    I like the old and out-dated
    Way of life

    Back when a hoe was a hoe
    Coke was a coke
    And crack’s what you were doing
    When you were cracking jokes
    Back when a screw was a screw
    The wind was all that blew
    And when you said I’m down with that
    Well it meant you had the flu
    I miss back when
    I miss back when
    I miss back when

    I love my records
    Black, shiny vinyl
    Clicks and pops
    And white noise
    Man they sounded fine
    I had my favorite stations
    The ones that played them all
    Country, soul and rock-and-roll
    What happened to those times?

    I’m readin’ Street Slang For Dummies
    Cause they put pop in my country
    I want more for my money
    The way it was back then

    Back when a hoe was a hoe
    Coke was a coke
    And crack’s what you were doing
    When you were cracking jokes
    Back when a screw was a screw
    The wind was all that blew
    And when you said I’m down with that
    Well it meant you had the flu
    I miss back when
    I miss back when
    I miss back when

    Give me a flat top for strumming
    I want the whole world to be humming
    Just keep it coming
    The way it was back then

    Back when a hoe was a hoe
    Coke was a coke
    And crack’s what you were doing
    When you were cracking jokes
    Back when a screw was a screw
    The wind was all that blew
    And when you said I’m down with that
    Well it meant you had the flu
    I miss back when
    I miss back when
    I miss back when

  18. Kids these days do have a lot more freedom and can get a hold of things easier that are not good. Parents need to be more strict on thier children as well as children need to start to behavore more appropiate, otherwise things will get worse and worse in the near future.

  19. There are so many disrespectfull kids in the world wether it is to their parents, teachers or to a friend. Kids should be taught to be more respectful. To many parents let their kids get away with such behavior which makes them disobidiant and trouble makers as they become older.


    Basic is true story about “Joey’s Journey” Marijuana Saves child’s Life! I want you guys think about this statement and what is your thinking…

    One of my friend, gave me those magazines. That person knew me i am against about this pot marijuana. So i read this magazines and got me change mind i voted it yes that was four years ago. I want you guys read this … What a amazing save him a life!!! Mother and Father really tried so hard to save their son’s Life… Think about it….

  21. I never thought about the drugs problems. It is really depend on the parents’ and children’ to make their own decision. The parents give to the children relation to cough, cold, an infection and many more different to reason according to sick. The parents give to the children like smoke pots and different of any bad drugs. That the parents’ wrong give them the children and the children think it’s okay no, no it is not! Also, The parent gave to one child pot marijuana into the brownies because that boy have diseases but got cure for him I have magazine that story I will bring it to the classroom on Monday and if the teacher will let me? It really depends on what the reason and situation. It is very hard to set up by the law because of different of the issues; Matters are different of the reasons.

  22. I just thought that it would be nice to share with you that i found this information. Here is ….

    The Partnership at Drugfree.org

    There is good the information.

  23. Even though I am still young, my childhood was somewhat like this. I had no idea what drugs were or how to use them when I was going. It seems that children are growing up raster and faster these days.

  24. I was brought up the same way and see kids running around their parents like they have no rules and it makes me angry. Parents like that need to stop letting their children walk all over them. They need to start drugging their children just like this article.

  25. THis is a honestly a good way to drug children because now in days they are in another level. When I have kids of my own Im going to make sure I discipline them the right way in order for them to learn their lesson .

  26. Honestly, this is the best way to drug kids nowadays! All they do is talk back and get away with things rather than back in the day, parents didnt tolerate it and actually punished them. I think its pretty funny tho because when i was younger, i knew cousins that got their mouths washed out with soap if they didnt talk right. lol

  27. Hahahaha this article is great. It makes me thinks about america nowadays because parents now just give up on there childern and let them do basically whatever they want to do. I am amzaged of how childern act now. If i ever have kids they will be druged up like this.

  28. I am proud to say that I have been raised right. I have not done anything my parents would be brutally disappointed in me for, whether it is drugs or stealing. I wish that more kids in America are raised up by the “good drugs” of life. I witness too many people falling to the bad habits of drugs and alcohol.

  29. I know that when im a parent, if my child cries for foolish reasons, i’ll make sure they have something unfoolish to cry about.

  30. Children today are so spoiled and disrespectful parents need to step up and be a parent. I feel like many parents can be lazy and not want to deal with their whiny child so they give them what they want when really all they need is a good smack.

  31. I completely agree with Matt on this one. I think it is ridiculous how sensitive society has become in their views of teaching kids a lesson. Just telling a kid to never do something bad again isn’t going to work. When I was a kid and I got spanked by my parents for doing something bad or got my mouth washed out with soap, it sure as heck learned my lesson and never did that again!

  32. I guess it was helpful drug to those who were “drugged” by their parents. It shows how much time has changed because even my parents they never drug me any where it was my choice if I wanted to go or not. My parents just thought me how to respect in a diffrent ways, but i guess if somone drugs their kids now a day they will be punished because there are many laws that protect kids!

  33. Not every child has this discipline anymore but I am proud to say I did, and my mom and dad made sure of that. Execpt they did not use soap, they used chile. This is a very good article though and really gets you thinking on how things have changed and I like the use of the term ‘drug’ in the article.

  34. There is most definitely a lack of morals in todays youth and society in general. Children are not being taught to work hard, have respect for others as well as themselves, or to value their education. I am very scared what is going to happen when these generations of people are the ones in control of the world.

  35. I grew up with education being valued, for nobody in my family had gotten to get a degree. I will be the first in my entire family. I can’t say I was raised “right” because in reality…who is? All of it is a matter of opinion and how one coincides with society.

  36. The United States has become very fragile with a lot of things and need to be set straight.

  37. I love this message and very true in many cases. Our generation today have been raised differently then how their parents raised them. Maybe they haven’t beenraised differently but society changed too fast to become acclimated to what was going on and respong accordingly. Even kids who do drugs now a days don’t always come from a trouble background. Some parents do “drug” their kids the right way but still rebel against them and follow the staus quoe. It’s sad to see many kids not stick to their morals and sometimes make bad choices and unfortunately is a reflection on their parents.

  38. The biggest problem with our society will always be opinions. Every person has their own opinion of what is good / bad or right/ wrong . Society can never agree on what is morally correct because every person thinks differently.

  39. People need to differentiate right and wrong, and good and bad. What one person thinks is good, and what another person thinks is good is the problem. We all have opinions.

  40. I believe my up bringing was the complete opposite of this. My parents never enforced church or school. My parents always gave me the opportunity to make my own decisions. I think the problem with America’s children today is that they really do not know what suffering is. Parents spoil their children unconditionally and never let them learn from their mistakes.

  41. Our society really needs more “Good Drugs,” i think the world as a whole would be a better place if we had more of these “Good Drugs.” Am sure there wouldnt be so many people out there doing stupid stuff, if they had been straighten out from the begining.

  42. This is cool! we need to be addicted to “good drugs”! And it will make better society. Good drugs…. that’s what we need. It is sad more people are looking for bad drugs and think they are happy.

  43. I am proud to say that I have been raised right. I have not done anything my parents would be brutally disappointed in me for, whether it is drugs or stealing. I wish that more kids in America are raised up by the “good drugs” of life.

  44. I truely believe if today’s children had that kind of “drug” problem, America would be a better place. I was one of the lucky kids that was raised with that kind of drug problem and I now thank my parents for rasing a good young man. Society would be much better if parents had the responsibility to teach their kids manners and so on.

  45. Melodie is fortunate that she has parents who advised her about reality. I love to hear that young people in this country have not forgotten about the “true values in life.” She is sharing this vision with her own offspring, a difficult task in this present society.

  46. I relate to this author because this was the way my upbringing was. There was a certain level of standards and expectations, and when I fail to meet those I was punished. It is the same way that I am raising my children now. Back home we call it old school parenting. I totally agree with the author that if more parents took a more aggressive and proavtive stance in raising their children the next generation would have a brighter future, but as for now I fear for my children and what they will encounter in their future.

  47. Reading this article just makes me blessed that I was brought up with morals and brought up during a time when the economy was good and life was easier. Most children are growing up with negative influences all around them, and unfortunately, the negative influences are getting the better of us. Like I had said to Professor Kollitz this morning, we are the millennial generation, we’re up to bat. We may not have made this mess, but we can clean it up. Our parents are raising tomorrow’s America, but we’ll be raising America in the next 10 years. With our experiences now, we should put forth the effort to creating a better place for our children than we have now.

  48. this is great this is how all children should be raised not like all the stuck up kids that have been growing up with no consciousness.

  49. I love this! This is how all children should be raised in my opinion.

  50. yeah its crazy how a child reflects the way their parents as well as good or bad parents.

  51. it is true that children these days are not disciplined at all these days. back then you had no choice or say so on what you did and did not want to do. i agree with this article entirely.

  52. If we could only could have the “good drugs” back. More people forcing the good, and not influencing the bad.

  53. we just need to take charge and know what are the good and bad things are obviously no is dumb, and know what that is.

  54. Hahaha I love this. I wish all children were brought up this way. Thisis the way my mom and dad raised me. And the last sentence is so true. If parents would get a clue, our country would be in a lot better shape right now. Parents need to realize they are raising America’s future!

  55. This is such a great article. Times have changed! Kids now-a-days are rarely punished, and when they are punished- its taking away their cell phone or facebook time. Absolutely ridiculous! Kids these days seem to be raised with little discipline, very little chores, and no manners. They seem to get away with what they want. And this article pinpoints all of that! Back then, parents made their kids do these little things that made a huge difference in their life. Even if they dreaded each of those things- they still were made to do it. And every single thing their parents made them do- it was worth it in the end! And I love the last sentence, “If todays children had this kind of drug problem, America would be a better place!”

  56. I thought that was very interesting and spot on. The way a person behaves really goes back to the parents and what they instilled in their children.

  57. She is completely correct. As long as people are addicted to the right things, the world would be a better place. The problem is, America, just like the rest of the world, has gone away from correct morals and values and drugged themselves on things they should not.

  58. this is a great article and is absolutly true. The youth today have no respect or obedience because they were never taught to be this way or dissaplined enough to prevent them. I think every parent in america needs to read this article and be reminded of how they were raised and hopefully remind them that they should raise their children the same way.

  59. This has long been a favorite article of mine. It is so true today that a lack of discipline and values today has created the problems we face today.

  60. Its true the childern now are pampered way to much at everything they do now. Spoiling them and let them do as they please. But look at the amount of full grown disrespectful childern their are now. Parents need to step up and parent their childern and stop leting the t.v. do it.

  61. It’s amazing how much the times really have changed. If we still had that kind of “drug” problem, kids these days wouldn’t be so spoiled. At work the other day, one of my students gave so much attitude and treated her mother with such disrespect, I was shocked! Her mom didn’t even know how to react, if only her daughter had these “drugs”.

  62. From reading this, I agree that times have changed and that parents want their children to be respectful and for their children to go down the right path where their children can grow up and be successful.

  63. I can agree with this entire post. I think that today many parents are leading their kids down the wrong path. These kids are being “druged” with the strongest of them all, and this will influence who these kids grow to be.

  64. I have noticed that parents want their children to be “drug” in the right path and for them to see right from wrong, but there are some that do it because the parents do not want what their children did to reflect upon them. I have finally met someone who is like this.

  65. After reading this I can see parents today raise their children differently. They do not drug their children the appropriate way. In other words many parents today do not look after what pathway their children are going. Parents need to be more aware of drugging their children the right way.

  66. Touching on what Mathew said about how times have changed. It’s amazing how fragile the United States have become in their views, be it parenting, tv shows, etc.

    I know plenty of people that need to be put in their place -_-

  67. So I guess what they say is true, not all “drugs” are bad for you! This is a great example of how times have changed. parents can get arrested nowadays for using force to punish their children or wash their mouth out with soap. These things, although harsh, is what is needed to teach lessons and these days some people need to be taught a few lessons!

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