We recently had the opportunity to sit down with a local student and hear his thoughts about the counter-cultural message we share at public schools through The Reality Project.
What do you think are some of the toughest issues and struggles that people your age are facing today?
I think one of the biggest issues of our generation is communication, because deep down we are afraid of what will happen if we speak out about what we have done or what has been done to us.
How did The Reality Project impact you personally?
The Reality Project impacted me in a way that I have not seen inside of a classroom. I saw every student in the class stop and reflect on their individual lives and realize the impact of not only their choices in life but also recognizing a lie our culture talks about. To me, this lie is that it’s okay to treat people as an object or just something you can take whenever you feel like it.
What was it about the presentation that stood out the most?
One thing that stuck out to me the most was hearing the truth about our culture and its struggles with relationships and pornography. Reason being, because most people know about it, but no one has the guts to address it. No one wants to talk about how one of the most watched type of pornography now has abuse and violence in it. When that was brought to the table everyone stopped and just couldn’t even respond because of the weight that specific topic had.
Why do you think The Reality Project’s message is important for young people hear?
I think The Reality Project is perfect for our generation to hear and those after us to hear. It’s not just a talk about sex. No, it’s so much more. If I was to say the Reality Project’s message in one word it would be “freedom.” It gives you a new way to look at life and provides freedom from addictions and all the abuse that happens in relationships in our society today.