"Miley Cyrus? Who's that? She's Hannah Montana? She's so cool!" This is the cry of millions of children around the world. It used to be me, too. Then I found out. Now, I'm closer to the parents' cries of, "What is she doing? She's seventeen! She's just being a brat." I'll note that these are in my own words. I believe Miley Cyrus is being a brat. In my book, anyone who's taking pictures like she has automatically gains the role of brat.
The first bad thing I heard about Cyrus was when she was on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Two years ago, Cyrus posed for a magazine cover where she had her back to the camera and appeared to be topless. The magazine later clarified she was wearing a top, you just couldn't see it on the camera, meaning that they intentionally implied there was a topless fifteen-year-old girl on the cover, which isn't really much better. Rumors fly that her parents were near the set when the picture was taken... just standing there... acting like it's nothing. IT'S SOMETHING!!
Cyrus later said, "The pictures of me on the Internet were silly, inappropriate shots."--Wait, pictures as in more than one? Classy.--"I appreciate all the support of my fans, and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect."--Cyrus, we know you're not perfect. We figured that out two years ago.--"I never intended for any of this to happen,"--No, you were kidnapped!--"...and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone."--Here I am!--"Most of all, I have let myself down."--What happened to the children of America, your disciples? Aren't they more important?--"I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team."--Well, she'll trust her support team, anyway. That proves it. Miley is not Hannah Montana. (By the way, Hannah Montana is a teen's show, not a kid's show.)
Have you even seen the cover for her new album? I saw it today and I'm in a rage and a cry as I type this. Look up the album cover. It's not pretty. The name of it is "Can't Be Tamed." She has admitted that she thinks this stuff will make her more adult. She also wants to be unique. May I note that every American teenager wants to be unique? In their fruitless efforts to be different, they form groups of people, each one of which are exactly the same because they all want to be different. If they go to another school, they'll meet another group just like theirs. They seem to think that God made them the same as everyone else and that only they have the power to make themselves special. I'm special because I don't try to be. I just am. I love the way God made me and I'm not going to change from that just so I can be different than everyone else.
And, Miley, this kind of behavior is not going to make you more adult. You're trying to grow up too fast. God not only made you, He chose when you were born. He decided when you would grow up. He's God, so I think He knows what He's doing. You're a Christian, you should know this. It's okay to be a kid once in a while, Miley. I was having the time of my life playing with my Buzz Lightyear action figure all day today. I held it up in the air while running around in circles and making buzzing noises. I'm not ashamed of it. I'm proud. People regard that as a kid's thing because it doesn't fit into the video game world. It's not popular, therefore it belongs in the trash. It's usually the same way with people. I say Buzz goes on the top shelf, along with Mr. Potato Head. So-called experts say if you so much as sleep with a stuffed animal after the age of five, there's something wrong with you. That's not true. Maybe you just think it's comfy. Maybe it reminds you of your childhood you're wise enough to want to remember. Maybe you can't remember the last time you had it but it still brings you that warm, fuzzy feeling. Remember Hannah's Beary bear? Not only is it okay to be a kid, sometimes it's better to be a kid. To be a child is not to be immature, to be immature is to be a child. Make friends, sell albums, but don't be willing to do anything to fit in. I fit in with God and Jesus. There's nobody who doesn't. They're all I really need but I also have Mommy and Daddy. Bonus! Miley, I know you're supposed to be yourself but that doesn't include all of this. You've forgotten that being yourself is different from following your heart. Sinning is human nature but we can do good and be ourselves at the same time. I think everyone can stand to learn this lesson. No one of any age seems to know it.
And, everyone, you don't need to be rich or famous. I believe my calling is to touch people's lives as a regular person. Not rich. Not famous. Not popular. Someone they can relate to. That's the way God made me. I actually prefer my job over Miley's. I think that's what I'm doing here. I'm just a person who happened to stumble onto a website I liked. Apparently you did the same. Or did God lead me here and put these words on the page Himself? Don't try to be different. Try to be good. Nobody's good anymore so that will make you different enough as it is.