Keegan Pinto

Toronto, Canada

About Keegan

Bio

I'm pretty young- but I like to think. I'm probably here because I think what other people say is limitlessly important to developing myself and modelling my own thoughts.

I'm passionate about

What other people want to talk about- I like conversations.

Talk to me about

Nothing too light, something that holds value in society (right now, gun violence is interesting) or something deeper (the constraints and leniencies of the human condition...?)

Comments & conversations

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Keegan Pinto
Posted over 1 year ago
How are teens today different from their parents' generation? How will they change the way we do things?
Wow, thanks! I'm 16 years old, by the way. I guess its important to tell you, again, that I wasn't alive during my parents generation, but here's an explanation on the change: we are more open to it. We live in a time when styles, fashion, technology- everything changes at such a fast pace. We are, as a result, accustomed to it. We are expectant of it. So, a literal thirst for change may have been exaggerated, its more of an openness to change that I don't see in my parents. We are curious about the benefits change may bring. As for my other points, we have unlimited access to knowledge which is huge- for the first time I can have different beliefs than my parents. I can be brought up right wing and yet have left wing beliefs by age 15 (just an example). As for my future, I plan to go into computer science. Its a field that has shown annual growth even in 2008 and I have already planned my high school courses (or the remainder of them) in order to get into the program I want. Tell me if I can be if more help.
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Keegan Pinto
Posted over 1 year ago
Do we need the approval of fools to correct the planet?
Everyone is a fool to the most intelligent man. Where can we draw the line then? Sure, it wouldn't be hard to separate the real fools among society, but there's just no way to amass the intelligence needed to make impartial, perfect decisions. We need the fools for their input, however idiotic it may seem to us.
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Keegan Pinto
Posted over 1 year ago
What are we capable of?
We are capable of whatever we don't limit ourselves to in our minds. If man wants to do it, it will be done. Even if we think its impossible, we find loopholes, or other solutions, through the maths and sciences.
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Keegan Pinto
Posted over 1 year ago
How are teens today different from their parents' generation? How will they change the way we do things?
Well, I'm a teen. To us, nothing is different, but what you, the adults, or more specifically the parents, show us is different. I haven't lived the life my parents, have, therefore its impossible for me to know entirely what is different, except when my parents tell me what wasn't like what when they were my age, etc. If I had to tell you honestly, we are reliant on social networking to communicate ideas. We use it much like you use this site, we interact socially and are also able to discuss schoolwork. I don't have to be with my group in person to have a valuable conversation, I can video call them. I don't need go over to my buddy's house and tell him about a great new band, I can post a link to it in our Facebook group. This may seem like a bad thing, why should I leave my chair when I can talk online? In this respect, it is. But the mindset of teens is changing. Sure, there are some fools, but there always will be. This generation, if you look closely, thirsts for change and is globally aware, for the most part. That is a very productive combination. We have unlimited access to knowledge, and can communicate our thoughts in unbiased areas through the anonymity of the internet. The objective of my answer is that I am not bound to my parents' opinions. I don't have to grow up sharing their beliefs. I can be whomever I want. Is that dangerous or wonderful? You tell me in the novel.