Daughter Kay, when she was in her early teens, got infatuated with Kurt Cobain. I do not have an idea who this Kurt was and later learned he’s an American rock singer who decided to end his life with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The idea of being so gripped with this singer is not welcome to me but I did not tell my daughter. I do not like the sound of his songs, I do not like the influence of his person to many people, including my daughter, and I do not like the idea that this rock singer held high by mostly young people is weak in dealing with life’s realities. Of course, there were factors that could have molded him into what he is, but he has choices and good opportunities not everyone is given. And so that ends my outrageous qualms about his influence to my daughter. My daughter has a choice. Silly thoughts, I have to agree, but you know, I am a mother. 😀
Then, Yahoo flashed about Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean. I surfed and surfed and landed on a Wired post last May, 2010 about Frances attacking her mother, Courtney Love. Part of the post said,
Courtney said, “I was talking on the phone. Frances came out of my room. She was hysterical. First she was crying at my legs, saying, ‘Why was I born?’ Then she bites and scratches and pulls on my hair. She punched me. I grabbed her with both arms. That left a bruise and she took a picture of her bruise.”
Somehow that made me sad. Could it be why some young people, sons and daughters, have the same disregard to their parents, that they can do what they please including attacking and hurting their parents, or guardians? Is it possible that the youth of today are influenced immensely by their idols? Is it possible that the youth can be blind followers?
We are not sure of what really transpired between Courtney Love and her Bean but I am sure that it is not a clever thing to attack your mother, aside from reasons that she wants to kill or hurt you without a tormenting cause.